KAGISANOGH - A 42-year-old accused, Bushi Koos Mohapi was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment for housebreaking and rape by Bloemfontein Magistrate court, and a further 15 years for robbery with aggravating circumstances.
It was discovered during trial that a 28-year-old victim was sleeping in her rented room in the early hours of 06 April 2018 when she was awaken-up by a voice of the male person instructing her to take off her clothes. The victim refused but the suspect put a knife on her neck and threatened to stab her. The suspect then tried to kiss the victim but she managed to bite off his tongue and throw the piece on the floor. She continue wrestling with the accused and when she could not fight him anymore, the accused managed to rape her repeatedly before fleeing the scene.
After the ordeal the victim went to seek help from neighbours who took her to hospital where though she didn't initially know who her assailant was, she managed to recognize him with the bitten tongue. As the accused saw the victim, he ran away without being given medical care.
The case of rape was registered and was assigned to Constable Nthoba of Mangaung Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offence Unit. (FCS) who left no stone unturned during the investigation to ensure that Mohapi is arrested and remained in custody until he was sentenced. Mohapi was arrested on 10 October 2018.
Source: South African Police Service