Appeal Mpuma rape case, ANCWL asks NPA

2014-10-10 22:40
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. (GCIS)

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. (GCIS)

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Johannesburg - The ANC Women's League (ANCWL) called on the National Prosecuting Authority on Friday to appeal the suspended sentence imposed on a border officer found guilty of rape in Mpumalanga.

"The ANCWL is calling on the National Prosecuting Authority to appeal the suspended sentence and ensure that justice is served, especially to safeguard our children," it said in a statement.

Dalton Zulu Nyambi, 50, who pleaded guilty to raping the 13-year-old during a drinking spree in 10 September 2013, was handed a six-year suspended sentence by the Boschfontein Regional Court on Wednesday.

"This essentially means if he does not commit any criminal act for the next five years he will see no jail time for his deplorable actions," the ANCWL said.

Its president Angie Motshekga said on Friday that the case was a "travesty of justice".

"This is a case where an older man manipulated a young girl, fed her alcohol illegally and took advantage of her," said Motshekga.

"According to our law, this is the rape of a child and the perverted old man should go to jail. It is disgusting and shocking that he can get away with this."

The age of sexual consent in South Africa is 16.

The ANCWL said it was concerned about recent incidents "where the justice system appears to be failing our women and children in some cases".

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