Rapist wins, loses within seconds

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Convicted rapist and serial robber Bolokang Simololang must be a bundle of nerves after the Court of Appeal (CoA) overturned the ruling of a lower court only to impose the same sentence on him yesterday.

When delivering his verdict, CoA judge Seth Twum said the 23-year sentence imposed on Simololang was beyond the sentencing jurisdiction of a Principal Magistrate, who first heard the matter.

The lower court had convicted him of six counts of different offences ranging from rape to burglary and sentenced him to an effective 23 years.

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