Rapist jailed for 30 years

Mbombela - A man was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment by the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court on Thursday for raping three women at gunpoint in two days.

James Lamola, 32, from Mozambique was sentenced by Magistrate Andre Geldenhuys for raping two women on 17 June 2007 and another woman the following day, a Sapa correspondent reported.

He targeted women who were returning home to Matsulu after working in nearby Mbombela.

Geldenhuys said he had no doubt that Lamola was a danger to the community.

"No woman will be safe and it is dangerous to say you can go home because you will go back and do the same thing," he said.

Lamola's two co-accused, Frank Novela, 34, and Chillies Malandule, 38, were acquitted.

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Bongeka 2014-08-07 06:33:48 PM
Excellent job. Please add more years for being in the country ilegally, to make sure he never come out of jail alive.
Johan Nothnagel 2014-08-07 06:42:49 PM
Please re-open Robin Island or Somewhere else - cause there are no death sentences here for such criminals. South African Jails is a Jol and Holiday Resorts
dorina.lucretia 2014-08-07 06:45:47 PM
If this rapist got 30 years ....OP should get life!
lacrimosewolf 2014-08-07 06:59:26 PM
Not long enough. It will be 62 when it gets out. We want to see 50-100 year sentences for rapists please. There are NO extenuating circumstances for rape and there is no cure for rapists.
Bento Maepa 2014-08-07 07:23:54 PM
If they can have them serve out their sentences like they are so determined to see it happen with Eugene de KoK and Derby Lewis it will sent out the right message. Unfortunately not, the swine will be out in no time flat.
Gilbert Nkhethe Mokgerere 2014-08-07 07:31:33 PM
He should also been sentenced for buying South African surname as there are no Lamolas in Mozambigue
Jamill Ahmed 2014-08-07 07:39:21 PM
Why was mycomment deleted was the rapist your family...this imasking the person that deleted my coment
Lou-Ann Fouche 2014-08-07 08:20:22 PM
This is not the 1st time i read of a proper jail sentence given for rape in the Nelspruit court! Not sure if its the same judge but i love seeing that somewhere in this country justice is served! And the rapist dont walk free to continue after a 2 or 3 year sentence!
Pooty Tag Sapataw 2014-08-08 10:51:04 AM
I guess he has enough time to think about what he has done.