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Serial rapist, murderer gets 47 years behind bars

Johan Lewis was convicted of two rapes, murder, attempted murder, kidnapping and assault.

Picture: Saps

CAPE TOWN - A serial rapist and murderer has been handed a 47-year sentence in the Western Cape High Court.

Johan Lewis was convicted of two rapes, murder, attempted murder, kidnapping and assault.

His sentence will run concurrently.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says Lewis and a friend overpowered a woman on her way to a shop in Parkwood in 2010.

The victim was held down and Lewis raped her.

Later that year, the two men kidnapped another woman in Lotus River, who they strangled, repeatedly raped and beat with a sjambok.

In 2013, police found Lewis with a half-naked woman in Lotus River - he had strangled her to death.

The State had argued for a life sentence.

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