KwaDukuza FCS Unit lauded for sterling work

2016-12-07 06:03

MEMBERS of the KwaDukuza FCS Unit were lauded by KZN SAPS acting provincial commissioner, Bheki Langa, for their “sterling work”, which led to the sentencing last week of two accused of rape.

In a statement issued to the press, Langa welcomed the sentences handed down by the KwaDukuza and Eshowe Regional courts and said they are evidence that the police and justice system are committed to ensuring that rapists face the law, especially in the wake of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children.

“These sentences will send a strong message as we celebrate the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, that we will make sure that rapists are locked behind bars for a long time,” he said.

According to KZN SAPS spokesperson, Captain Nqobile Gwala, Nkosinathi Trueman Msomi (34), was sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment by the KwaDukuza Regional Court last Monday for a rape he committed at the Ezibandleni area, Glendale, in December­ 2015.

“On 24 December, 2015, at about 10pm, the 65-year-old victim was asleep at her home at Ezibandleni area­, Glendale, when she heard noise coming from the window.

“The accused grabbed the victim and raped her. A case of rape was registered at Glendale Police Station.

“The accused was immediately arrested­ and made several court appearances until his sentencing,” Gwala said.

She said in a separate case handled by the KwaDukuza FCS Unit, Lungisani Mthembu was sentenced to 20-years’ imprisonment for a rape he committed at the Vonono area, Nyoni, on 20 May.

“His sentence came after the court heard how he raped a 14-year-old victim.

“It is alleged on 20 May, at approximately 12pm, at Vonono area, Nyoni, the victim was on her way home from school when she met the accused. Mthembu grabbed the victim and took her to a nearby sugar-cane plantation where he raped her.

The rape case was opened at Nyoni Police Station for further investigation and the accused was arrested,” Gwala said.

Both cases were investigated by the KwaDukuza Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit.

- Supplied.

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