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Rapist who pretended to be a famous soccer star on Facebook; to lure his victims gets 6 life terms

Thembinkosi Ngcolomba (41); from Gqeberha; in the Eastern Cape; befriended his victims on Facebook by pretending to be a famous football player.

His scam got the attention of many women who chatted to him; thinking they were chatting with a famous soccer player.

His victims described him as someone who sounded kind; loving and was a potentially good boyfriend; but this was his modus operandi; to gain the trust of his victims.

His eight victims did not realise that the sweet talking guy on Facebook; was nothing but a serial rapist; small time robber and thug; who prowled Facebook; looking for women to rape.

However; on Wednesday; the high court of Gqeberha; put an end to Ngcolomba's reign of terror; when it handed him six life terms and another 200 years languishing in prison.

Ngcolomba started his shenanigans in 2016; when he started luring and raping victims as young as 15 years old; up to 31 years old; only to be arrested in 2018.

Ngcolomba's scam was simple; he set up a fake profile on Facebook and posed as famous football player. He then befriended his victims; ending up with arranging a meeting with them; where he would produce a knife; take them into a bush rape them; rob them and left them there.

One of his victims aged 27 years old; spoke to a local newspaper on condition of anonymity; and said she started chatting with Ngcolomba in 2017; they became lovers on Facebook. She said he sounded like an honest person.

They then arranged to meet in June of 2017; while they were walking to his house; walking through bushes; Ngcolomba withdrew a knife and told her to strip her clothes off. He raped her and left her there.

The victim told the local newspaper that; from that day onwards she stopped trusting anyone.

Another victim; a 23 year old; who also spoke on condition of anonymity; said she met Ngcolomba through the same way in 2016; they arranged to meet after two months of chatting. This victim was trying to find a new relationship after breaking up with her ex-boyfriend.

She wanted to give Ngcolomba a chance; not knowing that he was not a famous footballer; but an older man who would take her into the bushes and raped her.

Whenever Ngcolomba met his victims; he posed as an uncle of the famous footballer; who was asked to fetch them; so that they would not be alarmed by the fact that he looked older.

The spokesperson for the SAPS in Gqeberha; General; Dladla said; a long sentence like this one; brings hope to people who have been raped; that justice does prevail and that GBV must be eradicated in our society.

A sentence like this would have suited a guy like; Aluta Pasile; who butchered Nosicelo Mtebeni; a final year; LLB student at Fort Hare; but he got off with only 25 years; meaning in less than 15 years he will be ready for parole.

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Eastern Cape Gqeberha Thembinkosi Ngcolomba


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