Serial rapist collapses, dies after guilty verdict

Serial rapist collapses, dies after guilty verdict

A man collapsed and died in the holding cells of the Garankuwa Regional Court shortly after his conviction on 14 charges of rape and 11 of robbery with aggravating circumstances.


Johannes Shabangu reportedly fell ill and collapsed in the holding cells.

The National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson in North West, Henry Mamothame, said Shabangu collapsed while the court was in recess.

"This was subsequent to Judge Andre Peterson receiving his guilty plea statement and subsequently finding him guilty in all charges, in accordance with the guilty plea.

"Shabangu was declared dead by the paramedics and a declaration certificate was presented to the court and the judge declared this matter as finalised," Mamothamane said.


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