FIVE LIFE SENTENCES FOR SERIAL CHILD RAPIST HANDED DOWN AT THE ALEXANDRA MAGISTRATE’S COURT!!
13 August 2012
Women & Men Against Child Abuse (WMACA) members waved goodbye to the serial rapist as he was led down to the cells after sentence was passed. We were satisfied with the 5 life sentences for rape, to run concurrently, for the serial sex offender, 25 year old Hans Tsepho Maloka, who terrorised young boys in the Tsutsumani area between 2010 and 2011 and became known as the “Tsutsumani Fridge Rapist”. Maloka lured boys aged 11 to 17 into derelict areas of Alexandra, asking them to accompany him to help carry a fridge. He then raped his victims and robbed them of cell phones and other possessions.
‘We are pleased with the five life sentences for this perpetrator, but would have preferred a life sentence for EACH of the eleven victims that he raped, and to run consecutively, so this monster never gets out of prison’.
‘WMACA has monitored this case from the start, attended all court hearings and protested in support of justice for the child victims in this case since February this year and our efforts have paid off!’
Maloka was brought up to court in leg chains. An interpreter was called in to translate the pre-sentencing and victim impact reports. The accused listened impassively as the reports were summarised by the Prosecutor who added that Maloka did not show remorse and denied the barbaric incidents which caused horrendous trauma to his young victims, who have since displayed severe behavioural changes as a result of their ordeal. The magistrate said that the victims will never forget, and the victim impact reports confirm that they are afraid of the places where it happened, have all experienced nightmares and some have had to get anger management counselling. One of the victims even had to leave school because other children made fun of him.
The Magistrate sent out a strong message today that rapists will not be tolerated in our society and must be removed in order to protect our children. Maloka received five life sentences for 6 counts of rape to run concurrently as well as five fifteen year sentences for armed robbery and a six year sentence for robbery. The Magistrate further requested that Maloka’s name be entered into the Sexual Offences Register.
Last year, WMACA’s Alexandra Kidz Clinic staff alerted the police’s FCS Unit to the possibility of a serial rapist, after attending to a number of rape victims who disclosed the same story. Kidz Clinic Alexandra Social Workers have since counselled eleven of his child victims and have assisted with preparing them for their court appearances.
Maloka was positively identified by victims during an identity parade, after he was spotted by one of his victims who, with the help of his friends, caught Maloka and handed him over to the police.