Parolee sentenced to life imprisonment for rape

Parolee sentenced to life imprisonment for rape

The Bloemhof Regional Court sentenced Pule Kgosimore (40) to double life imprisonment on two counts of rape, 15 years for rape and a further 5 years for house breaking. The court ordered for his name to be entered into the register of sexual offenders and declared him unfit to possess a firearm, and also unfit to work with children and the elderly.

Kgosimore who was on parole on a rape conviction was arrested 08 February 2019, following a rape incident that occurred on 04 February 2019, at Boitumelong near Bloemhof. The accused broke into a house and found two sisters aged 27 and 37 years sleeping. He subsequently produced a sharp object and threatened them before raping them repeatedly.

Following his arrest, DNA results linked him to another rape case that occurred on 15 January 2017, wherein a 58-year-old woman went to a neighbour’s house to look for her husband. While knocking on the door, the accused accosted her from behind and dragged her to a nearby open field and raped her. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.

In aggravation of sentence, the state prosecutor, Adv Jimmy Tamele urged the court not to deviate from the prescribed minimum sentence of life imprisonment. He further argued on the propensity of the accused to commit rape and the traumatic state it creates to the victims. The Magistrate, Lincoln Matjele agreed with the state and remarked on the prevalence of rape in our country.

The Director of Public Prosecutions in the North West, Dr Rachel Makhari lauded the prosecutor, Sergeant Pule Morake from the South African Police Service and other role players who ensured that justice was served to the victims and their families. She urged members of society to be extra vigilant, as we enter a period where crime is rampant.


Issued by,


Henry Mamothame

NPA Regional Spokesperson

North West Division

082 317 5731

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