228 Years behind bars for rapist

2017-11-02 06:00
=Mzikayise Mkavu (27) was sentenced effectively to 228 years’ imprisonment.                         Photo:THEO JEPTHA

=Mzikayise Mkavu (27) was sentenced effectively to 228 years’ imprisonment. Photo:THEO JEPTHA

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Rapist Mzikayise Mkavu (27) has subsequently been removed from society.  

The efforts of a dedicated team of police investigators were rewarded when Mkavu was sentenced effectively to 228 years’ imprisonment.

Mkavu terrorised women in KwaNobuhle between 13 July 2008 and 2016 and raped several victims between the ages of 16 and 31-years. 

He was linked to the rape charges through his DNA and arrested during April 2016. 

“Violence committed against women and children is in the forefront of our fight against crime and offenders can expect that police investigators will pursue every avenue to ensure their conviction,” said Captain Gerda Swart, police spokesperson of the Uitenhage Cluster. 

The relentless efforts by members of the Provincial Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) together with the criminal justice system, proved to be effective, when Mkavu was sentenced in the Port Elizabeth High Court on 17 cases of rape, 10 for assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, 8 charges of robbery with aggravated circumstances and 1 charge of attempted murder.

 Provincial Commissioner of the Eastern Cape, Lt General Liziwe Ntshinga said: “SAPS has the responsibility to protect the vulnerable in society and these responsibilities are taken very seriously through thorough investigations. 

“Sentences such as this will send a strong message to potential rapists and we trust that the lengthy sentence will serve as a deterrent to criminals preying on our women and children who are not in a position to defend themselves”. 

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.