Man who raped lesbian to ‘fix her’ must serve out life sentence


A convicted rapist from Petrusville, who believed in “corrective rape” for lesbians, has lost his appeal against the life sentence he is currently serving Zabathini Jonas, 34, was convicted of two counts of rape and sentenced to life imprisonment for each count in 2015, following the brutal rape of a 24-year-old homosexual woman from Petrusville in 2010. The woman had openly led her life as a lesbian. During the incident, Jonas threatened the woman with a knife and raped her for two hours. At some stage she lost consciousness. According to Jonas’ version, he knew that the woman was a lesbian and wanted to “correct her sexual orientation”.

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