Life sentence for rapist, another in custody – Hazyview

No to Rape

The police in Mpumalanga together with the Department of Justice and the National Prosecuting Authority, continue to make life difficult for rapists. This comes in the wake of a hefty sentence meted against a 52-year-old man, who raped his 17-year-old girl last year.

The Provincial Commissioner of the police in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma, also welcomes the sentencing of the accused.

“As much as fighting crime against women and children is a priority to the South African Police Service, it is also the responsibility of the community to join the police in their quest to create an environment that is safe and secure for these vulnerable groups,” said the Provincial Commissioner.

This plea of the General spiralled from a recent incident, where a 12-year-old girl was raped by a 33-year-old man at Mgcobaneni near Hazyview. Police were summoned to the scene and the suspect was arrested.

The suspect appeared at the Kabokweni Magistrate’s Court yesterday, 14 May 2018, where he was ordered to remain in custody until 23 May 2017, for a formal bail application.

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