Life imprisonment for rape

SHONGOANE — Mr Alebele Alphius Lutolo (31) was sentenced with life imprisonment in Lephalale Regional Court for raping a 31-year-old mentally disturbed woman.

According to Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena, Lephalale Cluster spokesperson, in August 2013, Lutolo forcefully took the victim who was on her way home in Shongoane 1 in the Villa Nora policing area outside Lephalale and raped her.

The victim didn’t know Lutolo. He was arrested on 28 August 2013, with the assistance of the community. A buccal sample confirmed that he was guilty.

The case was investigated by Detective Constable Frans Thulare of Lephalale Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offence Unit.

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