Rapist gets 21 year jail sentence who threatened victims with panga

Polokwane- The Limpopo High Court on Tuesday handed down a 21 year jail sentence, where Limpopo’s provincial police commissioner said they, “graciously welcomed” jail term handed down to the rapist.

The accused Daniel Ranti Masenya, 36, was found guilty on six counts of rape and sentenced to an effective 21 years in jail.

Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, Limpopo police spokesperson said the crimes occurred from 2009 and 2014 around the Sebayeng area, in the Mankweng policing precinct, east of Polokwane.

All the attacks happened while the victims were asleep in their homes, the victims were aged between 22 and 47 years old.

“The accused, who used to cover his face with a bandage and armed with a panga, would allegedly break a window to gain entrance and once inside, threatened his victims and continued with his dubious deeds,” Ngoepe said.

“In some instances, he would rape them in the presence of their children.”

Masenya allegedly attacked and terrorised two of his victims while wearing only a T-shirt, armed with a panga and with his face covered with a bandage.

“This reign of terror was finally put to a stop in 2015 when a dedicated task team from the Polokwane family violence, child protection and sexual offences unit managed to crack the case and successfully linked him with all these cases,”

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