Graveyard r@pist sentenced to four life terms in imprisonment. Thabang Victor Rampai, 32, the graveyard r@pist, was given four life sentences and 15 years in jail by the Johannesburg branch of the High Court of South Africa.
He was previously found guilty of six counts of r@pe, two counts of robbery with special circumstances, one count of assault with the purpose to cause serious injury, and one count of attempted murder. The graveyard rapist received four life sentences plus an additional 15 years in jail.
From May 2016 to March 2018, Rampai committed his first brutal actions at the Roodepoort cemetery. He jumped on the women who went to pay respects at the graves of their loved ones, grabbing them by the neck and dragging them to the ground.
According to Phindi Mjonondwane, National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Regional Spokesperson – Gauteng, he would direct them to undress and r@pe them after that.
On March 10, 2018, the perpetrator grabbed the victim from behind, stabbed her with a screwdriver, r@ped her, and fled the scene with her smartphone. The victim was cleaning the grave of her deceased spouse at the time.
The State’s attorney, Makwena Mokwatedi, claimed that the accused admitted guilt to every charge because the evidence was overwhelming.
She continued by saying that the defendant could not contest the DNA proof connecting him to all of the unsolved instances of women who were raped and robbed at the Roodepoort cemetery.
She continued by saying that the court must never permit offenders like the offender to remove themselves from society, instilling fear and insecurity in the thoughts of innocent citizens.
The accused’s name must be added to the National Registry for S*x Offenders, per the judge’s directive (Cassim Ismail Moosa). He is also considered unsuitable to own a gun.