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State wants heavy penalty for rapist

2012-10-29 21:04

Cape Town - The State wants a Cape Town dance teacher to get a heavy sentence for raping seven girls, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday.

Western Cape NPA spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said the State was calling for a life sentence for each of the rapes Lawrence Gagu, 49, committed.

His name should also be included in the National Register of Sex Offenders.

The Western Cape High Court heard sentencing arguments for Gagu on Monday, during a special sitting in Khayelitsha.

Ntabazalila said Gagu would be sentenced on Wednesday.

The Khayelitsha teacher was found guilty earlier this month of sexual crimes against children, committed in 2009 and 2010.

He apparently lured girls as young as eight to his shack after dance lessons.

Comments
  • Oraniaboer - 2012-10-29 21:26

    Thats a serious crime and needs to be dealt with accordingly.

      rupesh.hari.7 - 2012-10-29 22:09

      Lynch the mother f&^%er. I am sorry, I have no sympathy.

  • george.slade.161 - 2012-10-29 21:35

    What Abt Zoomer ???

  • nukki.green - 2012-10-29 21:38

    ITS APPROPIATE TO GIVE AN ANIMAL LIKE THAT LIFE FOR EACH RAPE! NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS!!

      lorain.maseko - 2012-10-30 08:08

      What would be appropriate is the death penalty for rapists and murderers i certainly would feel better knowing that there is no chance of the a-hole ever doing it again if he is released.

  • di.hingley - 2012-10-29 21:56

    Tattoo "Child Rapist" on his forehead and stick him in general population section of the prison!!!!!!

  • PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-10-29 21:59

    I'll second that - a life sentence for each rape sounds appropriate to me. Only because it would be illegal to hang him, which would be my first choice.

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-10-29 22:34

    . 20 years for rape, plus a further 80 yeas for abusing a position of trust !!!

  • Maxodin - 2012-10-30 03:23

    Please read this article mr Paul Harris

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