A 27-year-old Tshepo Mosaleng was arrested on 07 December at Thabong mall when one of the minor children who was with her mother spotted him and told her mother.
The NPA regional spokesperson Lumka Mahajana says On 29 April 2016 the 18-year-old girl was walking from school where she met Maseleng. He introduced himself with a false name and proposed love and when the complainant refused, he pointed her with something that looked like a firearm and forced her into an old building where he raped her. After the rape he accompanied her to where she was going and told her not to tell anyone.
He also says on 15 December 2018, the three minor girls were on their way to church when they met with Masaleng. He told them he had a weapon they cannot outrun. He told them to strip naked and face the wall, and proceeded to rape them one by one. When he was done, he told them to stop walking alone at night.
The Sebokeng Magistrates’ Court sentenced an illegal Lesotho national, Tshepo Masaleng to two life terms and 25 years imprisonment for four counts of kidnapping and four counts of rape of three minor girls aged 13,14 and 16 years, and a young lady who at the time was 18-years-old.
The magistrate ordered that his name be added on the National Register for Sexual Offenders and be declared unfit to possess a firearm.
The Director of Public Prosecutions advocate Sibongile Mzinyathi applauded the good work done by the prosecutor, the court preparation officer, and the SAPS investigation team.