Even if you have a heart of steel, this guy’s evil violation will send some chills down your spine – he raped an 8-yr-old girl until she became lifeless and died. He thinks he was bewitched!
He was sentenced for rape and the culpable homicide of two minors in Mpumalanga.
Lincho Makhubela (23) was sentenced to two life terms for rape, 10 years for kidnapping and 10 years for culpable homicide by the Mpumalanga Division of the High Court sitting in Graskop on Thursday.
Makhubela told the court when he was testifying that he believes he was bewitched because a normal person wouldn’t have done what he did (I’m tempted to believe him because this is not normal – a dark force may be involved – pardon me for being ‘superstitious’ or over spiritual).
He said when he committed the first crime he lived in a Sangoma’s house and he would help local Sangomas with digging medicine to make ends meets (may be some evil spirits entered him from there – you never know).
“My mind was not functioning well. Since the day of the incident, I have nightmares, I could see her in my dreams and I can’t sleep well (the young girl’s restless spirit is tormenting him I think).
“What happened still hurts me a lot and I am suffering emotionally,” he said.
Last month the state revealed that on 31 March 2018, Makhubela was visiting in Nonyane when he spotted a 9-year-old girl playing with her friends.
He asked them to accompany him and turned the friends away. He later dragged the girl to a nearby bush, were he repeatedly raped her and threaten to kill her if she screamed.
While on 08 June 2018, Makhubela found 8-year-old Nokubonga Nonyane playing with her friends, he lured her with an R10.
Makhubela further forced Nonyane to his house where he raped her until she was no longer breathing.
He tried to resuscitate Nonyane but it was too late. Nonyane’s lifeless body was found dumped in Numbi three days later after she went missing.
Judge Takalani Takalani Ritshibvumo said Makhubela violated children who were defenseless.
“What is worse is that you have somebody that you wouldn’t gratify your sexual desires, yet you had a lover. When you violated these children you didn’t think the hurt and the scars would live with the children until they die. Parents cannot be policing their kids because of people like you”
Nonyane’s father, George Nonyane (51) said he welcomes the sentence and he is happy about it.
“We are satisfied with the sentence, it’s a good thing that he will remain behind bars because we as the family will not see our child anymore,” he said.
NPA spokeswoman, Monica Nyuswa said they are satisfied with the sentence hoping that it will serve as a deterrent to those who are planning similar crimes.
Obviously, reporting these queer stories of rape compels one to think we need to really pray in South Africa – sentencing has not really reduced these wicked acts. Some of those who are sentenced come out and repeat the evil. Even some on parole do the same.