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Serial rapist gets three life sentences

Khululekani Justin Ngqeza(36) has been sentenced to three life sentences after he was arrested for rape, human trafficking and theft. The serial rapist lured young women between 15 and 21 to guest houses and other places promising them a bright future in modelling.

Using his devious ploy using Facebook, Khululekani raped 10 girls between 2019 and 2020 May when he was arrested. His luck ran out when his victim from Queenstown in Eastern Cape quickly reported him to cops after he raped and robbed her.

“After raping his last victim in May 2020 in Queenstown, the victim immediately alerted police and intelligence gathered indicated that he was on his way to Mthatha. A roadblock was set up and he was arrested at the Kei Bridge on 19 May 2020. Since his arrest, 6 other victims have come forward and opened cases. Three of his victims are from the Western Cape (Woodstock and Sea Point),” said police.

After his arrest, Ngqeza was kept in custody until his case was finalised. On 6 February 2023 he was found guilty on all of his charges ranging from rape to trafficking in persons. He was sentenced to three life sentences that will run concurrently.

Eastern Cape Police Commissioner Lt Gen Nomthetheleli Mene said he was happy about the work of cops to secure the arrest and evidence that led to the length of jail sentence.

“The increasing brutality and violence against women rank as the highest form of betrayal because the majority of it is in the hands of those they trust,” added Lt Gen Mene.


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