Serial rapist gets 45-year jail term and 30 lashes


A convicted serial rapist paid heavily for his offences last week when a Francistown magistrates court slapped him with a 45-year jail term plus 30 strokes of the cane on his bare buttocks.

Appearing before Principal Magistrate, Dumisane Basupi, the notorious Thatayaone Wabuya Nka, 30, was convicted of three counts of rape, following his much publicised rape of three school girls.

The court heard that Nka targeted lone school girls at hiking spots in the morning and offered them a ride in his white truck.

He would then turn to a nearby bush where he raped his victims at knife-point.

Upon sentencing the accused, Magistrate Basupi started by reiterating what was said by the three girls during trial. “The first girl when testifying in court said the accused person grabbed her by the neck and dragged her to a nearby bush where he

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