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.

South Africa Today – South Africa News

Related Post

Jewelry store heist, robbers in police uniform sou... Police are looking for a group of men whose faces are appearing in the attached photos, who robbed a jewellery shop on Monday, 15 October 2018 at abou...
Thirty life sentences meted to eight rapists The South African Police Service in conjunction with the National Prosecuting Authority as well as the Judiciary have meted 30 life sentences during A...
Farm attack, alone woman returns fire on attackers... A farm attack took place on 12 October 2018, between 20:00 and 21:00 on a farm at Schagen (Rivulets) in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga province. Three or four ...
Malelane clinic robbed by six armed men The police are looking for a group of men who robbed a clinic at Phiva in Nkomazi, near Malelane. It is alleged that in the early hours of 13 Octob...
Disclaimer: The views of authors published on South Africa Today are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of South Africa Today. By viewing, visiting, using, or interacting with, you are agreeing to all the provisions of the Terms of Use Policy and the Privacy Policy.