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Rapist sentenced to 25 years


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A Bela-Bela local, who faced two charges of rape and three additional charges of assault, has been found guilty and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Edward “Nono” Papo (28) was sentenced on Thursday, 25 May in the Modimolle Regional Court.

Papo was found guilty of raping a 28-year-old woman whose identity cannot be revealed, at Bela-Bela in August last year. 

SAPS spokesperson Warrant Officer Johannes Shitlane said Papo was also found guilty of raping another 19-year old woman during the same month.

Shitlane said he welcomed the sentencing.

“The arrest and sentencing is due to hard work from the police. Bela-Bela can sleep soundly knowing that another criminal is behind bars,” he said.

10 months ago       14 June 2017