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NC man gets life sentence for rape

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A Northern Cape man who was found guilty of raping a young woman in a shanty in Postmasburg has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

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A NORTHERN Cape man who was found guilty of raping a young woman in a shanty in Postmasburg has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Sergio Kock said the accused, William Mqeke, was found guilty on two charges of rape.

“On November 3, 2018, the 22-year-old woman was drinking with friends at a tavern. She later woke up with the accused on top of her at a shanty,” said Kock.

“Mqeke threatened her with a knife and raped her twice.”

Kock added that Mqeke was sentenced in the Postmasburg Regional Court on March 30.

“He was also declared unfit to possess a firearm.”

The SAPS provincial head for Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS), Brigadier Nicky Mills, commended Constable Keamogetse Besson from the Postmasburg FCS unit for the “meticulous investigation that led to the life-long incarceration of the perpetrator”.

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