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Humansdorp man jailed for 25 years for robbery and rape

Jul 24, 2017
Humansdorp man jailed for 25 years for robbery and rape

The relentless efforts of a dedicated team of investigators, who were eager to ensure that a robber and rapist was brought to book, were rewarded on Friday, when a 33-year-old man was sentenced to undergo 15 years imprisonment for robbery and 10-years for rape. 

"The 33-year-old male, Deon Bless robbed and raped a 31-year-old female victim on 6 June 2016 in Wittekleibos, Humansdorp at 09:40," said police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart. 

"Thorough and responsive investigations towards crimes committed against women and children led to the arrest of Bless soon after the case was reported and he was sentenced today in the Humansdorp Regional Court."

Humansdorp Cluster Commander, Brig John Lebok, welcomed the sentence handed down and praised the detectives for their determination in solving the case.