November 28, 2021

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MAN SENTENCED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR RAPE AND VARIOUS OFFENSES

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The High Court of North West division sitting in the Ga-Rankwuwa Circuit Court, sentenced Anderson Calvin Chauke aged 32 to life imprisonment for rape and a lengthy jail term for eight serious offences.

Chauke was arrested on 12 January 2019, following a series of criminal charges being reported to the police against him and his accomplices.

He robbed the victims a laptop, Cellphone and R 300.Before fleeing the scene, they then raped one of the victims.The court sentenced Chauke to life imprisonment for rape, fifteen years for robbery and a further five years for house breaking.

Advocate Theophylus Moetaesi argued that the accused was a hardcore criminal who pounced on vulnerable members of society. He urged the court to consider trauma suffered the victims.He further urged the court not to deviate from the prescribed minimum sentence.

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