Media Statement from Northern Cape Media Centre
South African Police Service
A 36-year-old Kuyusa man was sentenced on Wednesday, 6th May 2015 in the Colesberg Regional Court for raping and killing his 66-year-old mother.
On 14 February 2014, Maklepere Sara Daniels was assaulted at her home by her son. Thabo Daniels severely assaulted his elderly mother with a bicycle. After the assault he then raped her. The following morning, Maklepere Daniels informed her neighbor about the incident. Her neighbour then went to get help but the woman died prior to receiving any medical attention.
The accused who lived with his mother, ran away but was arrested later that day (15/02/14).
He was charged for rape and murder and remained in custody until the finalization of the case. On 6/05/2015, he was found guilty and sentenced to 22 years for murder and 8 years for rape. The sentences will run concurrently.
Picture: Accused Thabo Daniels
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