A courtroom in Limpopo, the Groblersdal Regional courtroom has sentenced a 35-year-old man to life imprisonment after he was convicted of rapping and assaulting a 90-year old womn.

The courtroom made his first listening to on July 31, 2022. The accused individual, Ephraim Matshela Madiba broke into the home of an old lady at Elandskraal and with him was a machete.

The Nationwide Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Regional spokeperson on the Limpopo Mashudu Malabi-Dzhagi, made an announcement on wednesday, february 2024. The accused (Madiba) assaulted the lady with machete be raping her, which after he fled from the scene.

Limpopo provincial police spokesperson, Colonel Malesela Ledwaba, stated the police have been alerted concerning the incident, and so they opened instances of rape and assault with intent to trigger grievous bodily hurt.

The nonagenarian sufferer was taken to a neighborhood hospital for medical therapy.

The rape case was transferred to Mokopane household violence, little one safety and sexual offences unit and assigned to Sergeant Lesetja Langa for additional investigation,” stated Ledwaba.

On the time, Madiba was traced by police and arrested as a suspect within the heinous crime.

Police additionally recovered the panga with blood stains, which was used to assault the sufferer,” stated Ledwaba.

The Groblersdal Regional Courtroom sentenced Madiba to life imprisonment for the rape and an extra 24 months in jail for the assault with intent to trigger grievous bodily hurt. The sentences shall be served concurrently.

In the meantime, Limpopo police commissioner Lieutenant Basic Thembi Hadebe, in welcoming the prolonged sentence imposed on Madiba, has saluted the investigating officer and his crew.

We welcome the life sentence and we’re glad that justice was lastly served,” stated Hadebe

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