Rapist, out on bail, arrested for another rape, sentenced to life, Mothibistad

Rapist, out on bail, arrested for another rape, sentenced to life, Mothibistad
Rapist, out on bail, arrested for another rape, sentenced to life, Mothibistad

The SAPS welcomes the life sentence and added convictions that was handed down in the Mothibistad Regional Court to Lesetja Anthony Keikabile (30) for raping two females in Mothibistad.

On 29 April 2019 at about midnight the female victim (39) came from a tavern in Mothibistad when her friends asked her to drop off the accused with her vehicle.

When the victim stopped at the house of the accused he assaulted and raped her several times. The victim managed to call her boyfriend and friends who apprehended the suspect and handed him over to the police.

Bail was opposed but later granted to the accused.

On 8 June 2022 at about 02:00, Keikabile struck again, while out on bail. He offered a female (18), who was selling food at a tavern in Mothibistad, a lift home in his vehicle.

He drove off with her using the same modus operandi and also raped her several times. Police traced and arrested the accused three days later.

Keikabile was found guilty and sentenced for both rape cases on 09 May 2023 as follows:

For the first rape he received:

Count 1: Rape: Life imprisonment
Count 2 Rape: Life imprisonment

For the second rape he was sentenced:

Count 3: Rape: 15 years’ imprisonment
Count 4: Rape: 15 years’ imprisonment
Count 3 and 4 will run concurrently with sentences in count 1 and 2.

“The Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Koliswa Otola lauded Detective Sergeant Keitshwaretswe Schoeman of the Kuruman Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual offences (FCS) Unit for her meticulous investigation that led to the perpetrator being removed from society for life.

Gender-based violence and femicide remains one of the priorities of the SAPS and perpetrators of these heinous crimes will feel the full might of the law and will surely be granted no impunity, said Gen Otola.”

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