Failed appeal earns convict more jail time


A convicted rapist, who was slapped with six years after being found guilty of rape, has had his sentence increased by another four years following a failed appeal.

The rapist, Tshepiso Bohule was on June 6, 2019, convicted by the then Kanye Senior Magistrate Daniel Nkau on a single count of rape and was sentenced to six years imprisonment instead of the statutory minimum sentence of 10 years imprisonment as prescribed under the law.

The six years was also backdated to his first day of pretrial incarceration, which was from June 6, 2019. However, being aggrieved by the decision from trial, Bohule lodged an appeal against conviction only with the High Court on October 13, 2020, and the appeal came before Justice Gaolapelwe Ketlogetswe.

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