South Africa’s youngest recorded serial rapist receive 30 years’ imprisonment

On Wednesday, 30 March 2022 the Gauteng Regional Court sitting in Palm Ridge sentenced a 17-year-old convicted serial rapist to 30 years’ imprisonment. The teenager is believed to be the youngest recorded serial rapist in the history of South Africa.

The teenage serial rapist was 15-years-old at the time when he raped three boys, aged between eight and 10-years-old, on three different occasions around Katlehong during the year of 2020.

The case was assigned to Sergeant Renny Matshavha, a detective based at Katlehong Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offence (FCS) unit.

Matshavha immediately commenced with her investigation and pieced all the available evidence together. Her quality investigation resulted in a solid case brought against the young accused in court who was ultimately sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment for three counts of rape.


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