Lekwe Moeng (25) was handed a 15-year prison sentence by the Mothibistad Regional Court following the assault and rape of a 34-year-old female in Bothitong, Kuruman on Monday, 06 June 2022.

The Northern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Koliswa Otola and her management welcomed the judgement. The Court heard that the accused assaulted and raped the victim repeatedly after he dragged her into his house.

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She was ultimately released by the accused, and she reported the matter to the police. He was subsequently arrested.

The accused was found guilty by the Court on Wednesday, 10 April 2024 on two counts of rape and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for the offence and was also declared unfit to possess a firearm.

Lieutenant General Otola praised the Investigating Officer, Detective Sergeant Jamine Armstrong from the Kuruman Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit for the meticulous investigation.

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The police will remain relentless in ensuring that justice is served for victims of GBVF.

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