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Man sentenced to 25 years for raping 82-year-old NC granny

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A 22-year-old man was sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment for raping an 82-year-old Noupoort grandmother.

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A 22-YEAR-old man who was convicted of raping an 82-year-old grandmother was sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment by the Colesberg Regional Court on Wednesday.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Captain Sergio Kock said the incident took place on April 18 last year, when the accused, Thembilihle Kokera, broke into the woman’s home in Noupoort, pinned her down and raped her.

“The complainant informed the police and the suspect, who fled the scene, was apprehended and arrested a week later. Kokera remained in custody until he was sentenced on November 24 to 25 years’ direct imprisonment.”

The provincial head of the SAPS Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offenses (FCS) unit, Brigadier Nicky Mills, commended Detective Warrant Officer Edwin Mokgalagadi from the De Aar FCS unit for his “meticulous investigation that ensured that no impunity is granted to perpetrators of such heinous crimes”.

“This sentence is welcomed as the country is observing 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children,” Mills added.

The investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Edwin Mokgalagadi from the De Aar FCS unit. Picture: Supplied
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