The Bochum regional court, west of Polokwane in Limpopo has sentenced a 33 year old rapist to life imprisonment.

The rapist, Abel Mothibi has raped an 11 year old girl at Marobjane village in 2015.

Police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe says they welcome the sentence.

“The fight against crime especially the sexual offences by the dedicated detective unit in this province continue to remove criminals from the streets in Senwabwarwana outside Polokwane. Mothibi Abel Madutung aged 33 from Marobjane village was sentenced by the Bochum regional court to life imprisonment for rape and he was further declared unfit to possess a fire-arm.”