- Tshepo Masaleng entered South Africa illegally and assaulted at least four girls between 2016 and 2018 before he was arrested in 2021
- He was handed two life sentences and an additional 25 years by the Sebokeng magistrate’s court after being found guilty
- DNA evidence from the crimes was used to prove that Masaleng committed the offences, he was arrested when one of his victims spotted him at Thabong Mall
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JOHANNESBURG - A Lesotho national, Tshepo Masaleng, illegally entered South Africa and assaulted a number of teens. The 27-year-old illegally entered South Africa from Lesotho and was sentenced to prison in the Sebokeng magistrate’s court. He will spend the rest of his life in jail.
Tshepo assaulted his victims between 2016-2018. He was arrested when one of his victims spotted him at Thabong Mall while she was shopping with her mom.
Her mom confronted the man and the community members who were present placed him under citizen's arrest and alerted the authorities.
Four of his victims testified against him, one of them testified how his assault on her had left her mentally unstable.
DNA evidence from his crimes was used to link him to the victims, despite the damning evidence, Masaleng had pleaded not guilty to the crimes according to The South African.
ANC Spokespersons, Pule Mabe, says the Krugersdorp incident is a “wake-up call”
Earlier, Briefly News reported that the writing on the wall is clear for African National Congress (ANC) spokesperson Pule Mabe, who said the recent Krugersdorp incident is an alarm clock signalling for the nation to wake up.
This comes after eight women were attacked at gunpoint after being ambushed by a gang of alleged Zama Zamas during a music video shoot last week. The assaults happened at an abandoned mine dump in West Village, Krugersdorp.
News24 reported that the victims were ambushed by 10 suspects dressed in blankets, balaclavas, and mining overalls. After ordering the victims to lie down, the gang was joined by 10 more suspects. The group allegedly proceeded to assault the women and rob the rest of the film crew of their personal belongings.
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Source: Briefly News