MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane welcomes sentence delivered in serial rapist case

MEC Nkosi Malobane welcomes the sentence delivered in a serial rapist case

The Criminal Justice System has once again demonstrated its commitment to deal decisively with those who break the law.

This is after the Johannesburg High Court this afternoon sentenced serial rapist Shadrack Xidada Chauke (26) to an effective 23 life sentences for rape, 2 life sentences for attempted rape, 8 years each for 2 counts of attempted murder,15 years each for 11 counts of robbery, 6 years each for 5 counts of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and 3 year each for 3 counts of kidnapping.

I want to applaud the dedication and excellent detective work carried out by our Law Enforcement Officers in this case. This will go a long way to send a strong message that women’s rights and those of girl children are human rights. I also want to commend my team at Ikhaya Lethemba for providing court preparation support, trauma counselling services, accommodation and sexual offences seminars to the victims of this heinous crimes. This provided the much-needed psychological support and positive re-integration into the society, said MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane.

Between 2012 and 2014, Chauke raped 23 women in Tembisa, Ivory Park and Kempton areas. His modus operandi was to break into the victims’ houses and rape them. He also accosted, attacked their partners and made them watch whilst he raped them. He was arrested in 2015.

Source: Government of South Africa