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- A 37-year-extinct man from the Free Declare has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a further 83 years for rape, abolish and theft.
- Muzi Wiseman Twala pleaded responsible to six counts of rape, abolish and 7 counts of theft.
- Twala‘s crime spree stretched from August 2011 to February 2018.
A 37-year-extinct man from Woolfort Village in Bergville, the Free Declare, has been sentenced to life in penal advanced with a further 83 years for a string of rapes, abolish besides to several counts of theft.
The Free Declare Excessive Court docket, sitting in Phuthaditjhaba, sentenced Muzi Wiseman Twala on Monday after he pleaded responsible to six counts of rape, abolish and 7 counts of theft.
Twala’s crime spree stretched from August 2011 to February 2018 when he became once in the end arrested for rape and abolish and then subsequently linked to a range of different conditions by DNA.
In step with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), the crime spree started on 2 August 2011 when he accosted two ladies, weak 15 and 22, who were on their components to secure cattle from the grazing fields.
Twala threatened, raped them and took their cellphones, NPA spokesperson Phaladi Shuping talked about in a assertion.
Days in a while 8 August, he raped a 25-year-extinct lady who became once on her components home from visiting a pal. Threatening her with a knife, he also stole her mobile phone.
“Twala continued with his crime spree when he raped two ladies weak 20 and 22 years in Tshiame Village, Harrismith.
“The ladies were walking from faculty when he forced them steady into a graveyard. He took their mobile phones after raping them,” added Shuping.
On 2 February 2019, he accosted a 20-year-extinct lady who became once sitting in a car along with her boyfriend outdoor Intabazwe Township.
Twala fatally shot her boyfriend before raping her.
“He became once arrested after the girl had identified him,” Shuping talked about.
For the length of sentencing, prosecutor point out Dansi Mpemvane urged the court docket to impose a prolonged jail time length on Twala for the reason that offences he committed were rather planned and carried out.
“The accused is now not pleading responsible because he is showing regret, but because he is mindful that proof against him is overwhelming,” Mpemvane urged the court docket.
“He became once linked to the total offences by DNA and the court docket must completely take him from the society to provide protection to ladies. Lots of the offences he committed clearly level to that he doesn’t like admire for women.”
Assume Mpina Mathebula agreed with the Declare that Twala must be far off from the society as he became once now not a candidate for rehabilitation, Shuping talked about.