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DNA secures life imprisonment for gang rape assailant

The Randburg Magistrate’s Court has sentenced a man involved in the 2017 gang rape of a woman in Diepsloot to life imprisonment. Mandulo Moyo’s conviction was secured by the use of DNA evidence.

“The assailants then fled with her belongings like cell phones and bank cards. The victim reported the case and was medically examined with DNA swabs extracted. The case remained unsolved until the apprehension of the accused a month later, in another Diepsloot gang rape case,” Mjonondwane said.

Moyo’s buccal swab was taken and sent to the forensic laboratory and this in turn triggered the crime kit submitted in the unsolved matter for further investigation.

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