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Tembisa's most notorious rapist gets 28 life sentences and 538 years in jail

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Tembisa's most notorious rapist gets 28 life sentences and 538 years in jail

Postby maco » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:14 am

Tembisa's most notorious rapist gets 28 life sentences and 538 years in jail


Peter Dashboy Khoza was on Monday sentenced to 28 life sentences for each of the rapes he committed in Tembisa and Olifantsfontein over a four-year period.

He was sentenced to another 538 years behind bars for his other crimes‚ including kidnapping and assaulting the children he raped and others.

Judge Eben Jordaan found Khoza of 139 charges in the Johannesburg High Court earlier on Monday.



Khoza‚ 46‚ was convicted of 28 counts of rape and two of attempted rape‚ 45 of kidnapping‚ 17 of assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm‚ nine of common assault‚ 18 of sexual assault‚ 16 of compelling a child to witness a sexual offence and four of theft.

The offences were committed between 2007 and 2013 in the areas south of Pretoria. Khoza would lure girls as young as nine years old into the bushes where he would tie them up and rape some of the children.





He faced 152 charges but Jordaan found him not guilty on 13 charges‚ which included kidnapping‚ common‚ assault and theft.

In addition to the life sentences‚ Jordaan sentenced Khoza to:
• 12 years in prison for each of the two counts of attempted rape;
• 10 years for each of the 17 counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm;
• Five years for each of the 45 counts of kidnapping;
• Five years for each of the 18 counts of sexual assault;
• One year for each of the nine counts of common assault;
• One year for each of the 16 counts of compelling a child to witness a sexual assault; and
• One year for each of the four counts of theft.

All the sentences will run concurrently.

Jordaan also ordered that Khoza’s name be included in the National Register for s_ex Offenders.





"The accused is a serial rapist. Even if he is released in his sixties‚ he will be a danger to society‚" Jordaan said.

Jordaan said Khoza’s actions could be described as “horrible and unacceptable”.

He said the children Khoza had raped were traumatised and became hysterical when they saw him in court.

Family members and friends of Khoza's victims clapped their hands and ululated after Jordaan delivered his sentence.

"Goodbye celebrity‚" one woman said while waving at Khoza as he was ushered into the police cells.

The mother of Khoza's last victim‚ a girl who helped to identify him in order to be arrested‚ said she was pleased with the sentence.

"My daughter still gets nightmares about this man. She cannot socialise with other children‚" the woman said.

"She does not trust men anymore. I also cannot even get romantically involved with a man because I am scared for my daughter."
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