LEPHALALE — Rape suspect Thomas Matjila (28) was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment in Lephalale Regional Court on Monday 14 January 2019.
According to Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena, Lephalale Cluster spokesperson, he went to the 22-year-old victim on 26 November 2017 during the night. She was asleep in her home in Shongoane 3 when he forcefully undressed and raped her. During the time of the rape, the victim didn’t know who raped her.
WO Mokoena said through the effort and hard work of Constable Thulare of FCS, the investigating officer, Matjila was arrested after his DNA could be linked to that of the investigation.