KwaZulu-Natal police have a profound reason to celebrate results achieved during their investigation of various sexual related offences in the province, last month.
From 1 April 2015 to 30 April 2015, police have arrested a total of 349 suspects for sexual related offences including kidnapping, assaults, domestic violence, sexual assault, robbery, attempted murder, house breaking and theft, abduction and rape cases in the province.
During the same period, 51 suspects were convicted by various courts in the province after they were found guilty of sexual related offences.
Six life sentences and at total of 412 years of imprisonment were handed down by courts during the past month, police said on Tuesday.
Management welcomed that the maximum sentences were handed down in most cases and that justice was delivered to the victims.
Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni applauded these successes and expressed her appreciation to the judicial system which has meted out befitting sentences to these rapists.
“The sentences handed down will send a clear message to like-minded would-be offenders that the police will trace, arrest and successfully prosecute them. KwaZulu-Natal police will endeavour with all its resources to prevent crimes against women and children and make the province a safer place for everyone,” she said.
Source : SAnews.gov.za