The community in John Taolo Gaetsewe district breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday 12 September 2017 when a serial rapist was handed three life sentences by the High Court held in Kathu.
According to Lieutenant Co-lonel Dimakatso Mooi from the SAPS Provincial Corporate Communication office, Tiiset-so Tutu Jetro (22) of Bathlaros outside Kuruman, had been terrorising women and young girls since 2012. He ran out of luck when his elusive rape ram-page came to a halt in 2016 after vigorous intervention by members of the Family Violen-ce, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit in Kuruman. He was nabbed after raping vic-tims aged between 11 and 30.
The crimes were committed at Seoding, Longereng, Maru-ping and Kutlwanong villages
in Bathlaros. He was linked through DNA to eight cases.
He was handed three life sentences and further seventy five years imprisonment which will run concurrently with the three life sentences.
The Provincial Commissio-ner of the South African Police Service in the Northern Cape, Lieutenant General Risimati Peter Shivuri, applauded the meticulous and professional investigative work which led to the rapist's lengthy prison term. He indicated that the sentence will serve as a deterrent to would-be rapists in the North-ern Cape.
The Provincial Commissio-ner also pointed out that the sentence augurs well with the Six Point Plan launched by the Minister of Police aimed at intensifying the fight against gender based violence.
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