KZN rapist’s life terms welcomed
by NJABULO BUTHELEZI
DURBAN, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African Police have welcomed the sentencing of serial rapist, Jabulani Thandabantu Dlamini (42), to six life terms for sexual assault.
Dlamini was found guilty on six counts of rape and sentenced to a total of 116 years in prison for another six counts of rape, sexual assault, two counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances and two counts of theft.
He committed the offences from January 2013 to May 2013.
Dlamini approached women and pretended to be a security guard in a shopping mall at Empangeni.
He would tell them that he was placing them under arrest for shoplifting that they had committed inside the stores at the mall.
He would lure them to a secluded area where he raped and robbed them.
Cases of rape, robbery, sexual assault and theft were opened at Empangeni police station.
They were transferred to Empangeni Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for investigation.
He was arrested and charged in Harding in KwaZulu-Natal and later linked to crimes that he committed at Empangeni.
He was positively identified by his victims in an identification parade.
Alerts about him and his modus operandi were circulated through media then he fled to his hometown in Harding, South Coast.
The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni commended the prosecution.
“We will always make sure that criminals who prey on vulnerable women and children are kept behind bars indefinitely,” she said.
– CAJ News
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