TZANEEN MAGISTRATE COURT SENTENCES A 43 YEAR OLD MAN TO TWO LIFE TERMS FOR THE RAPE OF MINORS – N'wamitwa Times

TZANEEN MAGISTRATE COURT SENTENCES A 43 YEAR OLD MAN TO TWO LIFE TERMS FOR THE RAPE OF MINORS

The Tzaneen magistrate court sentenced the 43 year old Goodman Soza Chabalala to two(2) life sentences for raping and impregnating his 16 year old stepdaughter at Maphalle village in 2022 and rape of a 4 year old at Shawela village in 2014.

According to the court report, it is alleged that on 11 August 2022 the suspect raped his stepdaughter and the mother opened the case on her behalf.

The case was assigned to Tzaneen FCS
Detective Sergeant Auldah Vukeya .
Her meticulous investigation led to the arrest of the suspect on 13 August 2022.

His bail application was opposed successfully by the investigation officer.

The suspect was linked with the rape through DNA and it was confirmed that the 16 year old child was pregnant with his child.

During the investigation the 43 year old Chabalala Soza Goodman was also linked through DNA to the rape of the then 04 year old girl in 25 July 2014.

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