353 suspects behind bars for sexual-related cases

KZN Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Units have once again proven their commitment to the fight against crime after securing a string of arrests and convictions, recently.

According to Col Thembeka Mbhele of the South African Police Services, teams of investigators throughout the province managed to secure 32 convictions during the same period while other cases remain under investigation. “A total of 353 suspects were arrested for sexual-related cases.

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Eight accused were sentenced to life imprisonment for rape cases and others were sentenced to a total of 277 years in prison,” said Col Mbhele. The accused were convicted for various crimes such as rape, murder, assault GBH, child pornography, child abandonment and robbery.

Following these successes, KZN’s acting provincial commissioner, Maj Gen Bheki Langa welcomed the sentences meted out to the criminals.

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“I further commended the police officers for securing such convictions and this shows our commitment in the fight against abuse directed against women and children. We will continue with our operations to make sure that those involved in such crimes are brought to book and face the might of the law,” he added.

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