Rapist stepdad gets 35 years

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.

Stock picture. Credit: INLSA

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.