15 years for rape

VILLA NORA — Paulos Maboka Thaba (26) was sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment in Lephalale Regional Court on Thursday 26 July after he was found guilty for the rape of a 22-year-old woman in Abbotspoort.

According to Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena, Lephalale SAPS spokesperson, it is alleged that the victim was at a tavern with her brother on 16 October 2016 when Thaba attacked them with a knife and raped her.

Thaba was only arrested on 10 December 2016 as he fled the scene and was hiding from the police.

The Investigating Officer of the case was Detective Constable Frans Thulare.

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