Klerksdorp man gets life sentence for rape


A 36-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a 38-year-old woman in Klerksdorp.

The sentence was handed down to Retshidisitswe Fokotsane by the Klerksdorp Regional Court. 

Fokotsane allegedly met the victim and a friend at a dumping site in the area in 2016. He then lured the woman to his house by asking her to help him collect meat at his home.

According to a police statement, when the two arrived at Fokotsane's house, he took out an axe and threatened to kill her if she refused to get undressed.  She obeyed Fokotsane, whereupon he proceeded to rape her several times. 

The next day, he took the woman back to the dumping site. 

Police were notified about the incident and he was later arrested.