Rapist sentenced to 15 years

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FRANCISTOWN: A 40-year old man was sentenced to 15 years in jail yesterday for a single charge of rape that he committed at Mulambakwena village in the North East in 2012.

High Court Justice Phadi Solomon sentenced Victor Matopi, because the magistrate who found him guilty of the offence at Masunga had no powers to sentence him to a jail sentence of more than 10 years.

Passing sentence, Solomon said that she took into account that the accused is taking care of his ailing mother and children. Solomon also stated that she considered that Matopi said that he was of ill health and as such a longer prison term would be detrimental to his health.

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