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Father and son rapists given 26 life terms in jail

By Mogomotsi Selebi | Dec 14, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 52 ]

The judge described how each victim had been affected by the rape

Side by side, a father and his son stood waiting to hear their fate in the Johannesburg High Court yesterday.

The two "scheming" Alexandra rapists, Booi and Rodgers Makhubela, were sentenced to a combined 26 life terms in prison by Judge Roland Sutherland for raping 10 women between 2008 and 2009 under the pretence that they were taxi drivers.

Booi, 50, was sentenced to 14 life terms, while his son Rodgers, 26, was sentenced to 12 life terms.

When Sutherland started delivering the sentence Booi's 14-year-old daughter, who had calmly chatted to her father earlier, burst out crying.

She walked out of the courtroom and her wailing could be heard in the corridors until a court orderly went outside to speak to her.

In the courtroom, the two remained stone-faced as Sutherland condemned them to a life behind bars.

As a result of their crimes, Sutherland said, most of their victims' lives had taken a turn for the worse.

One by one, Sutherland described how each victim had been affected by the rape.

"One was bludgeoned severely and stabbed, and (she) is now scared to use a taxi and has nightmares. She finds it hard to have sexual intimacy.

"Another has contemplated suicide because the memories of her ordeal won't fade away," the judge continued.

Another woman has reportedly resorted to alcohol, resulting in her children being taken into care.

Another was left to raise six children on her own as her husband could not make peace with what had happened to her.

Sutherland also noted that Booi had a strong influence on his poorly educated son.

The duo's conduct towards women was deemed "barbaric" by Sutherland.

In addition to the life sentences Booi was sentenced to 15 years in prison on each of six charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances, and 10 years on each of nine kidnapping charges. He was also sentenced to seven years for assault.

Rodgers was further sentenced to 15 years each for robbery with aggravating circumstances, 10 years for each of eight kidnapping charges, 10 years for robbery and seven for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

The sentences will run concurrently.

One of their accomplices, Isack Nxumalo, is already serving a 20-year jail term after he confessed to the crimes.

Also charged separately is Booi's nephew, Collins Chauke, whose case is currently being heard in the Alexandra Regional Court.

- selebim@sowetan.co.za

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this is very sad story indeed especially to the rape victims as for the two dogs may they rot in jail for what they did

Dec 14, 2012 2:15 | 0 replies

oldlady12
Honeybadger, today I couldn't agree with you more. They are no better than this father & son.
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they sound like young boys seeking attention on this forum.

Dec 14, 2012 10:3 | 0 replies

Honeybadger
Nongoloza24
Honeybadger wena lechangane ke wena a ke bolele le wena jou fokon spy.
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Lechangane ke mmao san!
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ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Dec 14, 2012 10:0 | 0 replies

Honeybadger
Nongoloza24
Honeybadger wena lechangane ke wena a ke bolele le wena jou fokon spy.
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Lechangane ke mmao san!

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Hahahahaha!
*faints*

Dec 14, 2012 9:50 | 0 replies

@Honeybadger
MGEEZ
"The sentences will run concurrently."
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So then, what is the point of all the life sentences given if they are all running concurrentyl?
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hehehe!!! you reckon they should run consecutively?
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Yes I do!!!!

Dec 14, 2012 9:48 | 0 replies

Honeybadger, today I couldn't agree with you more. They are no better than this father & son.

Dec 14, 2012 9:48 | 0 replies

Nongoloza24
Honeybadger wena lechangane ke wena a ke bolele le wena jou fokon spy.
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Lechangane ke mmao san!

Dec 14, 2012 9:42 | 0 replies

Honeybadger wena lechangane ke wena a ke bolele le wena jou fokon spy.

Dec 14, 2012 9:38 | 0 replies

gud, vry gud justice system. not sure about the concurrent part, but hey, nothing is full proof. i'd bring back the death penalty just for these morons and then scapper it again, oh and also for moses sithole and the likes.

Dec 14, 2012 9:26 | 0 replies

Nongoloza24
Tobby
I'll take my daughter with me to visit this old man and my daughter must be naked when this man is called from his cell, I can't wait to see his reaction when he sees my daughter thighs
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Hahahahahaha broer how many men have seen your daughter's thighs (you included)??Moer I also want to see them where do you stay??
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you and Tobbyshould take you paedophilia tendencies else where please.

Dec 14, 2012 9:13 | 0 replies

Evil personified

Castrae the savages and save tax payers' money

Dec 14, 2012 9:13 | 0 replies