Latest
 
  • All Share : 48875.03
    DOWN -0.94%
    Top 40 : 4002.12
    DOWN -1.28%
    Financial 15 : 14178.33
    DOWN -0.61%
    Industrial 25 : 57838.57
    DOWN -0.91%

  • ZAR/USD : 11.2624
    UP 0.02%
    ZAR/GBP : 18.2341
    UP 0.08%
    ZAR/EUR : 14.2192
    UP 0.09%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1034
    UP 0.14%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.8567
    UP 0.25%

  • Gold : 1215.8600
    UP 0.24%
    Platinum : 1285.0000
    UP 0.69%
    Silver : 17.2238
    UP 0.33%
    Palladium : 783.5000
    UP 1.10%
    Brent Crude Oil : 94.350
    UP 0.20%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by INET BFA
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Thu Oct 02 02:21:28 SAST 2014

Gauteng rapists get 1 047 years

Sapa | 14 February, 2013 15:07

Image by: Gallo Images/Thinkstock

Gauteng rapists were sentenced to a combined 1 047 years in the last three months, police in the province said on Thursday.

Gauteng rapists were sentenced to a combined 1 047 years in the last three months, police in the province said on Thursday.

In addition, 48 life sentences were also handed down to those convicted of rape in the province, Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini said.

These sentences were the product of 180 rape cases reported between 2003 and 2012.

"These successes may be attributed to a much improved co-operation between the members of the community, victims, prosecuting authorities and the police," Dlamini said.

The re-establishment of the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit as part of efforts to combat crimes against women and children had contributed to the successful prosecutions.

Of the 1 047 years of jail time, rapists convicted of crimes against children 17-years-old or younger were sentenced to 353 years.

The remaining 694 years were for the rapes of women older than 18.

"Police are urging parents to play a bigger role in protecting children against the perpetrators, as most victims are in a greater danger within their families, the place where they should be safest," Dlamini said.

Gauteng provincial commissioner Lt-Gen Mzwandile Petros had implemented systems to improve the detection of crimes and docket-monitoring.

Dlamini urged Gauteng residents to report all forms of abuse to help curb violence against women and children.

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.
Thu Oct 02 02:21:28 SAST 2014 ::