Addo rapist sentenced to 21 years imprisonment

2018-05-10 06:01

VIOLENCE committed against women and children remains one of the main focus areas in the police’s fight against crime.

Relentless efforts by members from the South African Police Service designated to the Uitenhage Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) together with the criminal justice system, proved to be effective last Monday, when a perpetrator was sentenced effectively to 21-years imprisonment in the Grahamstown High Court on a charge of rape.

Fundile Sinuka (32) was sentenced to 21-years imprisonment for the rape of an 88-year-old victim.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart, the victim was raped by the accused on 28 April 2017 at Addo.

Sinuka was apprehended two days later.

The acting Uitenhage Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ronald Koll welcomed the sentence and commended the investi- gating officer for acquiring the effective sentencing.

“We thank the justice system and the investigating officer for working together to ensure that the perpetrator was brought to book,” said Brigadier Koll.

“The South African Police Service has a responsibility to protect the defenceless in society and we take these responsibilities very seriously through our thorough investigations.

“We hope that sentences such as this will send a strong message to any potential rapist and we trust that the lengthy sentence will serve as a warning to criminals preying on our women and children who are not in a position to defend themselves,” said Brigadier Koll.

Sexual offenders can expect that investigators from the Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) in Uitenhage, will pursue every prospect to ensure that they are brought before court to ensure that maximum sentencing will be imposed.

– REPORTER

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