South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal FCs Secured 55 Convictions With Eight Life Terms in October
The KwaZulu Natal Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit secured a total of 55 sentences with eight life imprisonment and 358 years imprisonment in the past month. A total of 410 arrests for various cases of rape, sexual assault, child pornography, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, robbery, kidnapping, statutory rape and housebreaking were made.
The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa praised KwaZulu-Natal FCS units for their dedication in sending the sexual predators to prison. "We will continue to protect vulnerable women and children in our province. Our detectives worked hard and showed their commitment during the investigation in ensuring that all the accused are convicted and sentenced. Sexual victims are urged to speak-out about abuse so that the criminals can face the consequences for their actions," he said.
Source: South African Police Service.