Convicted rapist awaits appeal decision

Convicted rapist Ofentse Mofokeng will tomorrow know whether or not he can challenge his 10-year jail sentence when the Court of Appeal (CoA) rules on his application for leave to appeal.

Mofokeng, who was convicted and sentenced by Lobatse Magistrates’ court in 2013, for a single count of rape, has instituted a direct plea to the CoA requesting the judges to entertain his appeal.

This is not the first time Mofokeng has made such a plea.  According to documents before court, he made an application for  appeal at Lobatse High Court, which was dismissed by Judge Mercy Garekwe.

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