Serial rapist gets
75 years behind bars
Brits – Serial rapist Johannes Nengwekhulu was sentenced to 75 years behind bars on Monday, 18 February by the Brits Magistrates’ Court.
The sentence consists of 70 years for five counts of rape and five years for housebreaking.
Johannes’s conviction came after he was found guilty of rape between 2011 and 2014 in Oukasie near Brits.
According to police spokesperson captain Sam Tselanyane, Johannes’s modus operandi was to attack women in their homes in the early morning hours. The rapist would forcefully gain entrance into their houses, threaten them either with a knife or a firearm, and then rape them. In some instances, the accused hid his face with a balaclava so that he could not be identified. He would then flee the scene on foot after taking valuable items from his victims.
The long arm of the law caught up with Johannes on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 after an extensive investigation and a wide spread search in Oukasie where the victims resided. He was denied bail and has remained in custody.
The North West provincial commissioner lieutenant general Baile Motswenyane, lauded SAPS members who worked tirelessly to ensure that the rapist gets a hefty sentence. She reiterated the SAPS’ commitment of ensuring that those who commit crimes against women and children will be dealt with harshly.