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Teenager found guilty of raping 95-year-old woman

A 19-year-old teenager, Phumzile Mabope has been found guilty of raping and murdering a 95-year-old senior citizen in Uitenhage at the Port Elizabeth High Court in South Africa.
During Mabope’s trial, horrific details of his murder and rape of Maria Vermaak were brought to light.
Mabope narrated his crimes after making a plea deal with the state, he jumped over a brick wall in February last year with the intension of stealing avocados, finding the home to be open.
While Mabope was going through 95-year-old Maria Vermaak’s belongings, she returned home. Mabope admits to strangling her.
He claims to have returned later with the intention of having “sex with a corpse,” as he thought Vermaak was dead.
However, Jude Dayalin Chetty disputed Mabope’s account, finding that the victim was clearly alive when assaulted by Mabope and saying that he does not believe the perpetrator’s claims.
“I am satisfied that the deceased was‚ to the knowledge of the accused‚ alive when he raped her and that his denial to the contrary can summarily be rejected,” Chetty said.

Mabope was found guilty of 12 charges, including rape and murder

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Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348061000090 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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