EASTERN CAPE – A 28-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment yesterday, 17 August 2021 for the rape and robbery of an elderly Gqeberha woman. On 27 October 2018 at about 03:00, two males broke into a house in Overbaakens, threatened, assaulted, robbed and raped the 62-year-old woman.
The case was investigated by the Gqeberha Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit. In February 2020, the accused Thembelani Ntantiso was traced through fingerprint and DNA linkage to St Albans prison where he was awaiting trial for another house robbery case allegedly committed in November 2018. He was arrested in December 2018 for the house robbery.
On Tuesday, 17 August 2021, Ntantiso was sentenced in the Gqeberha Regional court to life imprisonment for rape, 15 years for house robbery and 3 years for housebreaking. The sentences will run concurrent to the life sentence.