Potchefstroom: The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane welcomed the life sentence handed down to Amos Kgoleng (29) and 20 years imprisonment given to  Thabiso Moloi (26) and Sello None (28) respectively by the Klerksdorp Regional Court on Wednesday, 19 September 2018.

The sentencing emanates from an incident in which Kgoleng and Moloi raped two cousins, who were 13 and 15 years old during the incident on Saturday, 11 February 2015, at Extension 1, Jouberton, near Klerksdorp. According to information, the two minors were walking home when they were approached by a group of boys.  The group, consisting of eight boys,  forced the two minors to accompany them to Extension 1. They took them behind the stadium where they raped them. After raping the young girls they took them to Extension 13. Whilst walking with them, street patrols stopped the suspects and searched them. The two young girls told the street patrols that the boys that they were with pointed them with knives and raped them. Police was called and the eight suspects were arrested. DNA linked two suspects out of the eight and on Wednesday, 19 September 2018, the two suspects were sentenced.

Amos Kgoleng (29) was sentenced to life imprisonment for rape and Thabiso Moloi (26) was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.

In another unrelated incident, a 28-year-old  Sello None was given 20 years imprisonment for raping a 39-year-old woman.  The victim was asleep in her house, in  Jouberton when she woke up and saw the accused standing next to her bed.  None strangled the victim and raped her several times before he fled from her house. The victim reported the case to the police and None was traced and arrested.

The Provincial Commissioner applauded Klerksdorp Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for a sterling job that they did in making sure that the suspects were convicted and sentenced for the crimes that they committed.