"Looking at the sentence now, I am so happy, and justice has been served to the community and the victims," said Sergeant Clifford Mokone, as he hailed the sentence imposed on a 41-year-old North West serial rapist.
Jacob Kgatlane raped 15 women. Six of the victims were younger than 18. The youngest was a 14-year-old schoolgirl and the oldest was 37.
He was sentenced to six life terms, with two of the sentences expected to run concurrently.
He also received 150 years' imprisonment for 15 charges, including robbery, kidnapping, attempted rape and rape.