NORTHERN CAPE – The Northern Cape Provincial SAPS Management welcomed a jail term handed down to a 17-year-old boy on three counts; robbery aggravating, murder and rape. The accused was found guilty and sentenced by the Northern Cape High Court on Saturday, 11 June, 2022.

In July 2021 the accused accosted a 81-year-old elderly woman, at her home in Cassel village where he raped, murdered and robbed her of her belongings. The accused was arrested and the investigating officer Lieutenant Colonel Doggy Magugu successfully opposed bail, and he was kept in police custody until the finalisation of trial.

The accused was found guilty and sentenced as follows;

Count 1, Robbery Aggravating- 15 years imprisonment;

Count 2, Murder- 18 years imprisonment;

Count 3, Rape – 18 years imprisonment.

The sentences were ordered to run concurrently. The accused will serve effective 18 years imprisonment.

The Acting Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Crime Detection, Brigadier Nicky Mills commended Lieutenant Colonel Doggy Magugu for excellent investigative work.

The Northern Cape High Court declared the accused unfit to possess a firearm, and ordered that his name be entered in the National Sex Offenders Register.

Source: South African Police Service