Cemetery rapist handed hefty sentence

Cemetery rapist handed hefty sentence

A man dubbed the Everton cemetery rapist is set to spend the rest of his life behind bars. 

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Teko Andrew Mlaba has been sentenced to life and 168 years imprisonment in the Vereeniging Court. 

The judge also ordered he be placed on the National Register for Sex Offenders.

Gauteng police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini says the accused had been convicted for various crimes including rape, sexual assaults, kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances and theft. 

Provincial commissioner Deliwe de Lange says: "We have removed another beast that had been terrorising vulnerable women in the areas of the Vaal. The co-operation of victims during testimony had also been a sign that women of this country will never again allow men to use them for their sexual pleasures. I also appeal to every women to rise up and say enough is enough against any form of abuse against them."

His crimes date back to June 2014.

"He repeatedly raped a woman who was with her boyfriend and robbed the couple of their cellphones. He would also target women when they were coming from work at gunpoint," Dlamini says. 

His youngest victim was 16 years old. 

"She was also raped several times near the cemetery. He used a firearm to threaten his victim and in two incidents he forced their partners to watch while raping them."

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