Rapist handed life sentence for brutally raping old woman

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A Brandfort man who punched an old woman while raping her, has been down a life sentence.

On Monday, 16 August 2021, Bloemfontein High Court handed a life imprisonment sentence lto Pule Mabote (22) for rape of a 65 year old woman.

On the night of Sunday, 29 November 2020, the victim was asleep at her residence when she heard a knock and went to open thinking it was her grand son. After opening the door she was subsequently hit with a beer bottle on her forehead by the accused and sustained a wound.

The accused then entered the house and raped her then he left the house. The elderly woman managed to alert the neighbours who were able to chase the accused and caught by the community.

A case of rape was reported at Brandfort SAPS and assigned to Sergeant Lebogang Dikgacoi of Bultfontein Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit.

The investigator worked diligently to ensure that justice prevailed.

The District Commissioner of Lejweleputswa, Major General Lerato Molale welcomed the judgement, praised residents of Brandfort ensuring that the rapist was arrested.

The Police investigator was also lauded for his diligence and securing this heavy sentence against the accused.

The Commissioner further said, he hope that this sentence will send a strong message that gender based violence will never be tolerated in this country.


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