GOPOLANG Moilwa (25) was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the rape and murder of his aunt (45) Keshwalegile Jane Molehe.
According to Lieutenant-Colonel Amanda Funani, the crime was committed on Sunday, 10 October 2021. At the time of the incident, Gopolang was drinking alcohol with his aunt and the latter’s boyfriend at a local shebeen at Kgothu section in Setlagole.
“On the way home, an argument ensued between Gopolang and his aunt’s boyfriend. This was after Gopolang had tried to rape is aunt.
The latter’s boyfriend ran away after Gopolang threatened to stab him with a knife. Molehe was then raped and strangled.
Her body was found in the bushes the next day after being discovered by passersby who alerted the police.
Following the investigation, Gopolang was arrested and charged with rape and murder. He has been behind bars since his arrest on Monday, 11 October 2021.