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NC man gets five life sentences for raping pregnant woman, four teens

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A 30-year-old Northern Cape man was handed five life sentences for the rape of five women, four of whom were teenagers while one of the victims was pregnant at the time of the offence.

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A 30-YEAR-old Northern Cape man, Jeffrey Kenosi, was handed five life imprisonment sentences for the rape of five women, four of whom were teenagers while one of the victims was pregnant at the time of the offence.

Provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Sergio Kock said Kenosi was sentenced by the Mothibistad Magistrate’s Court for two separate incidents that took place in Severn in Madibeng Village.

“In the first incident, Kenosi pounced on the first female victim on April 30, 2021, at about 10pm, while she was on her phone outside a tavern in Madibeng Village. The 21-year-old victim was eight months pregnant at the time that she was accosted by the accused. Kenosi beat the victim and forcefully dragged her to his house where he raped her twice,” said Kock.

During the second incident, Kenosi raped four teenagers who were having a sleepover.

“On January 27, 2022, at approximately 10pm, in Effel Village in Severn, Kenosi struck again when he entered a house where four girls were having a sleepover at a friend’s house. The girls were sleeping in a backroom in the yard. The accused placed the bed in front of the door, beat the girls with a sjambok and raped the teenagers, who were aged 14, 14, 15 and 16 years old respectively.”

Kock added that Kenosi was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.

“The accused received five life sentences and the sentences will run concurrently. His name will also be entered into the National Register for Sex Offenders and he was declared unfit to possess a firearm.”

Kock said that the provincial police commissioner, Lieutenant-General Koliswa Otola, commended the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Keitshwaretswe Schoeman, who is attached to the Kuruman SAPS Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit, for her work in securing the conviction.

“General Otola reiterated that gender-based violence remains a priority crime to the police and officers will sharpen their response to crimes committed against the most vulnerable in society, especially during the 16-Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign and beyond,” Kock concluded.

The investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Keitshwaretswe Schoeman. Picture: Supplied

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