Three life terms and 47 years for PE rapist

South African Police Service

Three life terms and 47 years for PE rapist
Three life terms and 47 years for PE rapist

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Ntshinga commended the Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) in Port Elizabeth for ensuring successful prosecutions and sentencing a rape accused. “The relentless efforts of our Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit(FCS) and the criminal justice system in exercising thorough investigations and prosecutions is proving to be effective when perpetrators are found guilty and sent to prison for lengthy periods of time,” commented Lt Gen Ntshinga.

On 30 August 2018, Kwanele Jack Kilana (28) was sentenced in the Port Elizabeth High court on 11 counts on two different cases stretching from rape, aggravated robbery, housebreaking among others.

He was sentenced as follows on the following charges:
Housebreaking with intent to steal and theft – 3 years
Robbery with aggravating circumstances – 15 years
Attempted robbery with aggravating circumstances – 18 months
Compelled sexual assault – 5 years
Compelled sexual assault – 5 years
Rape – life imprisonment
Rape – life imprisonment
Sexual Assault – 3 years

Effectively he will serve 3 life terms and 47 years in prison. He was linked to both cases through DNA and positive identification by the victims.

Crimes against women and children has always been a priority for the SAPS and 2018 was declared as the year where we focus on women, children and the vulnerable groups. Lt Gen Ntshinga added that “I applaud the excellent convictions secured by FCS Port Elizabeth members as sentences such as these demonstrates the power of forensic evidence and the dedication of our investigators in resolving these types of crime.

These sentences will bring justice to the victims and their family. As Women’s month draw to a close, we the SAPS will continue in putting our efforts together and strive to make significant inroads in our fight on gender based violence. The scourge of violence against women, children and the vulnerable will not be tolerated and it is the responsibility of civil society and the police to root out these crimes.”

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