A 55-year-old child rapist and murderer was given two life sentences by Parts High court, free state police said on Thursday.
Mojeka Reuben Tshabalala was sentenced on Wednesday for the rape and murder of a 7-year old girl in August, Said Constable Peter Kareli.
The girl was playing with her friends in the street in Tumanole when Tshabalala took her to his house and raped her. He was arrested and residents burnt down his house.
“The court heard how he assaulted her and bushed her head when she cried, then dumped her body three streets away from her mother’s house the next day,” Kareli said.