Court sentenced South African to 70 years in prison for rape of ex-girlfriend
A 25-year-old South African man convicted of raping his ex-girlfriend was sentenced to 70 years in prison.
Kitlhotse Motovakai was convicted of bullying his ex-girlfriend in 2015 and 2016. He was convicted by the Motibistad District Court in Kimberley, Northern Cape.
On the day of the incident, the victim was walking from church to home when Motovakai approached her.
During the prosecution, it emerged that Kitlhotse Motovakae was sitting under a tree from where he grabbed his ex-girlfriend as he passed. He dragged her to his home, threatened to kill her with scissors and raped her.
In the morning, the victim managed to break free and warn the police about the terrible ordeal that he had to endure at the Kitlhotse residence. During the rape, Kitlhotse took the victim’s mobile phone, which he refused to return.
Acting Commissioner for the Northern Cape, General Pkhive Mnguni, hailed the rapist’s 70-year prison sentence.
Major Mnguni thanked the detectives, Captain Karen Nel and Sergeant Kenalemang Babail, for their good detective work.
He also praised the National Attorney’s Office and the Justice Department for removing the life-long rapist from the company.
Kitlhotse was sentenced to the following;
Part 1: Rape 20 years in prison
Part 2: rape 20 years in prison
Part 3: Rape 20 years in prison
Clause 4: rape 10 years in prison
The Motibistad Regional Court ruled that the sentences should be carried out. The name of the perpetrator will be registered in the national register of sex offenders.
He was also found unfit for possession of a firearm.