Men accused with rape and attempted rape convicted The Northern Cape Police Management hailed Warrant Officer Keitumetse Semetsa for working excellently and ensuring that justice prevail for a victim of gender based violence and rape.
Olebogeng Mothupi was convicted and sentenced earlier this month for attempted rape.
On January 2019 Olebogeng and
his accomplice offered the woman lift to home.
However, instead of dropping her home, they took her to a nearby dilapidated hoste l buildings in Batlharos where she was raped.
The victim tried to break lose, but Olebogeng and his accomplice overpowered the victim, dragged her to a room where she was repeatedly raped.
Olebogeng aided his accomplice to rape the victim.
Olebogeng attempted to rape the victim, but his attempts were not successful as the victim pushed him off.
The victim managed to break free and reported the matter to the police and they were apprehended immediately.
They were denied bail and awaited trial until they were convicted.
Olebogeng was sentenced to eight years imprisonment on Friday, 03 July 2020 on count of attempted rape.
his accomplice was sentenced to twenty years imprisonment on 17 March 2020 on count of rape, after he pleaded guilty.
The Northern Cape Police Management applauded the NPA and Magistrate in the Mothibistad Regional Court for removing perpetrators of crime from society.