Life sentence imposed on a rapist

Potchefstroom: The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane, welcomed a life imprisonment sentence handed down to Gabriel Mogale (36) by the Klerksdorp Regional Court on Tuesday, 16 October 2018, for rape.

On Sunday, 8 November 2015 a 79-year-old victim was at home when the accused, Gabriel Mogale, entered her house in Jouberton outside Klerksdorp. He forced her to a room and raped her. Mogale was seen by the victim's son leaving the house. The victim informed her son that the accused raped her. The police were informed and arrested the accused shortly after the incident.

The Provincial Commissioner commended the Investigating Officer, Warrant Officer Botlhomo and all other role players including prosecution for their tireless efforts and cooperation that led to the conviction. She said further that the police will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that sexual offenders are brought to book to face the full might of the law.

Source: South African Police Service