More than 50 sexual offenders sentenced

2016-12-15 06:02

VARIOUS Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Units in KwaZulu-Natal have secured 59 convictions on various sexual related cases.

According to SAPS spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele a total of 365 suspects were arrested in November 2016 for various cases like, rape, attempted rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, child neglect, attempted murder, house robbery, contravening of the protection order and other crimes.

“Nine life term imprisonments were handed to the convicted accused and a total of 550 years in jail. The accused have been convicted by various courts in the province after they were found guilty of these sexual related offences,” said Mbhele. The KwaZulu-Natal acting provincial commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa applauded these successes achieved by the FCS units.

“These sentences prove that our units will make sure that all the sexual offenders are locked behind the bars for a very long time,” he said. - Supplied.

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