Life sentences for sex offenders

FAMILY Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Units in KwaZulu-Natal are yielding positive results in sexual offence related cases they have been investigating.

They have secured 32 convictions for crimes directed against women and children during the month of December, while other cases remain under investigation.
A total of 353 suspects were arrested for sexual related cases. Eight accused were sentenced to life imprisonment for rape and others were sentenced to a total of 277 years imprisonment. These accused were convicted for various crimes such as rape, murder, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, child pornography, child abandonment and robbery.

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KwaZulu-Natal acting provincial commissioner, Maj Gen Bheki Langa welcomed the sentences handed down.
“I commend the members for securing such convictions. This shows our commitment in the fight against abuse directed against women and children. We will continue with our operations to make sure that those involved in such crimes are brought to book and face the might of the law,” he said.

 

 

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