Serial rapist already serving six life terms handed 210 year sentence

Johannesburg – A spontaneous clapping of hands broke out in the public gallery after a judge sentenced a serial rapist and killer to five life terms as well an additional total of more than 210 years behind bars.

Charles Mthethwa, 35, a Zimbabwean national, is unlikely to ever walk the streets again, as he is already serving six life terms for a series of other rapes and another murder he committed.

He will serve his total of 11 life terms at the Kgosi Mampuru II Prison in Pretoria.

The 10 victims in his latest rape spree packed the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, yesterday, to hear his sentence.

While Judge Papi Mosopa was dealing with the impact which the rapes had on the victims – one who was a 14-year-old – several of the victims cried bitterly and had to be consoled by family members.

They said afterwards they were happy

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