Five life and 145 years imprisonment for two serial rapists

Two serial rapists will never see the outside of jail again.

This comes after they were found guilty and sentenced to a total of five life and 145 years imprisonment for their atrocious acts committed against women and children.

Also read: Serial rapist sentenced to 22 years in prison

David Frank Lebjane, from Maviljan near Bushbuckridge, was sentenced to a combined 4 life and 125 years imprisonment. He was convicted guilty on eight counts of rape, five counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances, housebreaking and theft by the Delmas High Court on May 25.

Lebjane operated in Vosman and Middelburg from 2012 to 2015.
He would break into his victim’s house, point them with a firearm demanding cellphones and then rape them.

He raped four girls aged between 14 to 16 and for that he was sentenced to one life imprisonment for each count.

Also read: UPDATE: Teacher sentenced to life for rape

For the other four counts of rape he was given 20 years for each. He was further sentenced to 40 years for five counts of robbery and five years for housebreaking and theft.

The Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court.

A prisoner in a prison uniform.

The other rapist, Shabangu, from Kabokweni, was on 24 May 2017, sentenced to life and 18 years imprisonment on two counts of rape and two years for assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH) by the circuit of the Pretoria High Court in Nelspruit.

Shabangu targeted young women who were well known to him. The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service praised the members for their sterling work in the investigation.

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