Rapist finally behind bars
Rustenburg – The South African Police Services’ (SAPS) fight against gender-based violence continue to bare results after the Rustenburg Regional Court sentenced the 31-year old Emmanuel Shimmy Modimokwane to 15 years in jail.
He was sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment for robbery with aggravating circumstances and ten years for rape. Five years of his first sentence will run concurrently with the second.
According to Rustenburg spokesperson sergeant Ofentse Mokgadi, Emmanuel was 28 years old at the time of committing the offences. He offered a 61-year old woman a lift in Photsaneng, threatened her with a firearm and knife to keep her quiet. He drove to a secluded spot and raped her.
With the help of the community around Photsaneng and Thekwane, Emmanuel was arrested the next day.
The SAPS family violence, child protection and sexual offences unit (FCS) commander, lieutenant colonel Mosidi Mafora praised detective sergeant Phenyo Monchusi in her quest to bring justice.
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