Ga-Maake Rapist found guilty and sentenced to twenty years imprisonment


By Staff Reporter

POLOKWANE-Ga- Maake rapist, Fanyane Piet Mokhawane aged 21, was found guilty and sentenced to twenty years imprisonment by the Polokwane High Court, on 30 May 2022 for rape cases that occurred at Maake policing area during 2019.

Police in Limpopo said Mokhawane utilised the same modus operandi on several of the victims. He targeted women while they were fetching wood in the bushes.

“He would threaten them with a knife and rape them. In another incident he broke into a certain house in Ga-Maake and raped a woman aged 43,” said Limpopo police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Mamphaswa Seabi.

“Rape cases were reported at the police station, and were assigned to Warrant Officer Mailula Mack Motalane, investigating officer of Tzaneen FCS (family violence, child protection and sexual offences unit) Sergeant Nkhensani Laura Sithole and Sergeant Ngwako Calvin Kgatle attached to provincial serial and electronics crimes investigations.”

Following investigations, the 21-year-old was positively linked to all the cases and was arrested.


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