Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Phuthaditjhaba: On Monday, 05 August 2019, the accused Albert Nkosinathi Mfenguza (28) of Tseki Village, was sentenced to an effective 76 years direct imprisonment on counts of housebreaking with intent and rape and rapes, theft, robbery under aggravating circumstances.

This happened after he was found guilty by the Bloemfontein High Court held at Thabo Mofutsanyana Child Justice Centre in Phuthaditjhaba, of raping four elderly women by attacking them and robbing them inside their homes wearing a balaclava in area of Tseki Villages, in Qwaqwa.

Between August and October 2018, the accused was stealing groceries and knives at local restaurant in Tseki Village. As if that was not enough, he continued breaking into four various houses of elderly women staying alone or with their children where he threatened them with knives, then raped all of them before robbing them of their personal belongings such as documents, cash and cellphones.

All the crimes scenes were professionally handled by the police conducting investigation where DNA samples collected, were analyzed by police Forensic Laboratories came positive in all cases and linked the accused positively to all crime scenes.

“The evidence provided by the state was not challenged nor disputed. The work done by investigators, prosecutor was good. All crimes were meticulously planned and executed professionally by accused with the aim of not being arrested. The state has proved its case beyond doubt.” said Judge Sesi Mbhele.