Nelspruit: 05 April 2023 – It was the end of remorseless repression when Victor Presley Magampa (37) was sentenced to two life terms coupled with 120 years imprisonment. For a while Magampa terrorised the helpless and needy women in the Nkangala District but his time expired when the Witbank Regional Court sentenced him yesterday, Tuesday 04 April 2023.
According to information, the convict ruined his victims’ lives from 2014 as he targeted women who were hitch-hiking in various places including KwaMhlanga, Vosman, and Mhluzi.
He preyed on ladies aged between 18 and 36. It transpired that Magampa used different vehicles to mislead investigation. He was not only focusing on rapes, but he further robbed his victims of their money and other valuables. He would often take his victims to secluded areas like nearby bushes then rape and rob them of their belongings at gunpoint.
After the successful investigation, the accused was sentenced on 11 counts.
He was sentenced to two life imprisonment for two counts of rape, ten years on each count of three rapes as well as 15 years on each count of the six robbery aggravated incidents.
He was also declared unsuitable to work with children and his name would be added into the register for sexual offenders.
The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has indicated that Gender-Based-Violence affects victims at all costs. “It is totally unacceptable that victims will have to undergo physical, emotional and psychological abuse under people like the accused” said the General. The General further acknowledged with much appreciation the top classand professionalism displayed through the investigation of the cases. The Prosecution team as well as the Judiciary were much commended by the General for the outstanding work which resulted in the well-deserving sentence imposed upon the perpetrator.