The South African Police Service welcomes the rape and attempted murder sentencing that was handed down to a Rosedale man on Friday, 17 April 2015. Simon Rampagane (31) was sentenced to 27 years, in the Upington High Court, for the rape of a 34-year-old Rosedale woman. The incident took place in the early morning of 06 July 2014 at approximately 02:00am.
The victim was in an outside toilet at her house when she was accosted by the accused. Rampagane choked the victim and hit her with a stone over her head before raping her in the yard. After the rape the victim was assaulted once again by the accused before he fled. The victim informed the police and the suspect, who was known to her, was arrested hours later. The accused remained in custody up until his sentencing. The accused was sentenced 22 years for the rape and 10 years for the attempted murder. Five of the 10 years for the attempted murder will run concurrent with the 22 years for the rape.
“The Upington Cluster Commander, Brigadier Paul Cengane lauds Detective Const Vincent Mashilishili of the Upington Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit for a brilliant job done, which ensured that no impunity is granted to the criminal of this heinous crime. The SAPS sees crimes against women and children as priority and will continue with our endeavours to ensure that the society is and feels safe and secure”.
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Source : South African Police Service