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Ntokozo Zikhali Handed Life Sentence For Raping 9-Year-Old Girl

“Zikhali was linked to this offense through DNA evidence. In court, he pleaded guilty to the charges; however, he asked the court to deviate from imposing the prescribed minimum sentence.

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Ntokozo Zikhali Handed Life Sentence For Raping 9-Year-Old Girl

Ntokozo Zikhali was sentenced to life in prison by the Pretoria High Court in Benoni for raping a nine-year-old girl in 2021.

Zikhali, 31, was acquitted last week of the kidnapping, rape, murder, and mutilation of 4-year-old Bokgabo Poo in October of last year.

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According to Lumka Mahanjana, a Gauteng NPA spokesperson, the girl was playing with her pals in the park when Zikhali abducted her before raping her near a dam.

“Zikhali was linked to this offence through DNA evidence. In court he pleaded guilty to the charges; however, asked the court to deviate from imposing the prescribed minimum sentence.

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“The prosecutor, Advocate Eric Sihlangu, read to the record the Victim Impact Statement prepared by the social worker, that the child suffered as a result of what Zikhali did, and that she was unable to cope at school, but has since received counselling.”

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When Bokgabo was killed, Zikhali was on bail for the rape of the 9-year-old.

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After she disappeared from Masoleng Park in Wattville in October 2022, he was accused with her kidnapping and murder, as well as violating a corpse and defeating the ends of justice.

The State’s evidence, which included video footage of the accused walking with the 4-year-old and Zikhali’s confession, was rejected by the court.

 

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