Thursday, 15 October 2020
Thaba Nchu: Lehlohonolo Tsokodibane (23) was sentenced to life imprisonment at Thaba Nchu Regional Court for raping a 21 year-old female last year.
On Sunday; 21 July 2019, the victim was leaving a local tavern at Zone 1; Selosesha; Thaba Nchu, when she met the accused at the door. As it was cold on the said day, the victim ran so as to keep warm. As she was running, she realized that the accused was following her.
She stopped and asked him why he is following her. The accused forcefully dragged her to his sister’s place where he overpowered her and forcefully raped her. During the ordeal, the victim tried to fight the rapist but he assaulted her with a fist.
At about 03:30, the rapist opened the door for the victim and she left. She went to her boyfriend’s place and told him what had happened. The boyfriend took her to her parent`s house and the police were called.
Due to the thorough investigation by Detective Constable Mokho Masilo, the accused was apprehended on the same day and had been in custody until his sentence.