A 34-year-old rapist, who is already serving a life sentence, was sentenced to another 20 years imprisonment for raping a woman in Brits.

Investigating Officer Detective Sergeant Boitumelo Rakabe of Brits Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences(FCS) unit ensured a successful conviction.

Johannes Toi Joubert (34) was found guilty and sentenced by the Brits Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Joubert is currently in jail for raping minors, aged 15 and 16, in the Letlhabile area between 2014 and 2015.

He was sentenced on Monday for raping a 59-year-old woman in Letlhabile in June 2014.

According to police spokesperson, Maria Nkabinde, the woman from Oskraal was on her way to Letlhabile complex at about 10:05 when she was approached by an unknown man, armed with a knife and wearing pantihose over his head as a mask. “He overpowered her, pulled her deeper into the bushes and then ordered the victim to undress and lay down on the ground where he raped her. He then ordered the victim to get dressed and left the scene. The victim sought assistance from the community and reported the matter to the police. The police linked him to the rape through DNA evidence while he was in jail.”

The District Commissioner of Bojanala Sub-district, Major General Modisagaarekwe Mosimanegape, welcomed the sentence and said that crimes against women and children are a national priority. “The police will leave no stone unturned to ensure that those perpetrating such crimes face the full might of the law.”

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