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Port Elizabeth Regional Court has sentenced a taxi driver to life imprisonment after being guilty of raping a 14 years old taxi commuter.
The incident occurred in March 2016 where the 14 years old victim and her 3 and 4 years old siblings took a taxi to their grandmother’s place, the 34 Mongameli Jojo then decided to take the victim and her siblings to a nearby cemetery before taking them tho their grandmother’s place.
That is where he raped the young teenager in front of her siblings who at the time were crying as they were witnessing the cruel ordeal.
He then immediately took them to their destination after raping the young girl and robbed her of her sneakers.
Presiding over the case, Magistrate Nolitha Bara also heard that this was not the first time Jojo committed such a crime.
Prosecutor Mxolisi Bebula told the court that Jojo and his friends raped a 6 years old girl who was a schoolmate when he was 13 years old in 1999 inside a classroom.
Magistrate Bara said that Jojo did not only destroy the victim, he also traumatized her siblings who witnessed the whole act from beginning to end.
He was found guilty of rape, kidnapping and further sentenced to 15 years for robbery with aggravating circumstances, while kidnapping had three more years.