Zabathini Jonas, 34, was convicted of two counts of rape and sentenced to life imprisonment for each count in 2015, following the brutal rape of a 24-year-old homosexual woman from Petrusville in 2010. The woman had openly led her life as a lesbian.
During the incident, Jonas threatened the woman with a knife and raped her for two hours. At some stage she lost consciousness.
According to Jonas’ version, he knew that the woman was a lesbian and wanted to “correct her sexual orientation”.
After reporting the rape to the police, the woman was examined by a doctor, who explained that the complainant was “the most traumitised patient he had ever examined, due to the extensive pain she endured”.