Human Rights

Brother accused of raping his sister, to spend life behind bars

KIMBERLEY – The Northern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Koliswa Otola, praised and applauded Warrant Officer Debora Bob for displaying high class investigative work, which resulted in the incarceration of a rapist to life behind bars.

The accused (29) was sentenced to life imprisonment on count of rape by the Postmasburg Regional Court on Thursday, 15 September 2022.

On 13 March 2021 the accused raped his young sister, inside their parent’s home in Lime Acres. On the day of the incident, the parents, were away from home for a weekend, and the accused took advantage of the situation and raped his 15-year-old sister.

The accused was arrested and the investigating officer successfully opposed bail, and he remained in police custody until the finalisation of the trial.

The Postmasburg Regional Court, declared the accused unfit to possess a firearm and also ordered that his name be registered in the National Sexual Offences Register.

The Northern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Otola commended the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and Department of Justice for taking a resolute stance by putting the accused in prison for life. “The sentence shall serve as a deterrence, to those who perpetuate the scourge of gender-based violence and also to restore confidence of the public in the Justice system”, she said.

Source: South African Police Service

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