'Ineptitude' Led to Acquittal for 3 Child Rapes in South Africa

A former scholar patrol guard at a Soweto primary school has been acquitted on three rape counts and 11 of sexual assault. Johannes Molefe, 58, was declared a free man after Acting Judge Peet Johnson found that the State had failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that he had committed the acts in 2017 on the children aged between five and 13. The judge cited errors, discrepancies, not enough evidence submitted and numerous contradictions as reasons for the acquittal.



Acting Judge Peet Johnson handing down judgment in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court.

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  • Johannes Molefe a Free Man

    Author:
    SABC Digital News
    Publisher:
    SABC Digital News
    Publication Date:
    13 December 2018

    Johannes Molefe - accused of sexually abusing multiple pupils at Soweto's AB Xuma primary school - is a free man. He's free because the State failed ... see more »

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