Rapist stepdad gets 35 years

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Cape Town - The MURDER of Anene Booysen has captured the headlines, but the rape and murder of young women is happening all the time.

Yesterday, a Belhar man was sentenced to an effective 35 years for murdering and raping his 10-year-old stepdaughter last year.

Wesley Haman, 28, appeared in the Western Cape High Court for the rape and murder of Johnique Marthinus.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Eric Ntabazalila confirmed that there had been a plea bargain agreement under which Haman had confessed to the crimes and been sentenced.

Johnique’s body was found under a tree on April 6.

On Saturday, the body of Audrey Bianca Green, 19, of Scottsville, was found in a drawer beneath a bunk bed.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with her murder and is due to appear in court soon.


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