The North West High Court in South Africa sentenced Sbongieseni Njabulo Ngwenya ,24, to five life terms for rape and 300 years for other offences which included housebreaking and robbery
He was arrested in September 2018 after a series of crimes reported to the police and found guilty on 39 counts, of which 16 were rape, 9 armed robbery, 13 housebreaking and 1 attempted murder.
Evidence presented in court revealed that he broke into the victims’homes at night, threatened them with firearms, robbed them and raped them before fleeing the scene and three of his rape victims were minor aged 12,13 and 16
On the attempted murder charge he approach two girls as they entered their home, when their brother appeared from another room he shot him in the leg and took the girls to a nearby bush and raped them
The North West Director of Public Prosecutions, Rachel Makhari- Sekhaolelo praised those that are involved in Njabulo’ conviction
‘’The hopes of our people are pinned on the criminal justice system to fight gender-based violence and such convictions will be a deterrent factor to wannabe offenders”.