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Another victory for Uitenhage FCS unit as rapist jailed for eight years

Oct 17, 2018
Another victory for Uitenhage FCS unit as rapist jailed for eight years

The thorough investigation of crime and relentless efforts by members of the Uitenhage Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) and the criminal justice system proved to be effective when a perpetrator was sent to prison for eight years.

"Siyabulela Kinikini (39) was sentenced to eight years imprisonment on Monday by the Uitenhage Regional Court, on a charge of rape," said police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart. 

"Kinikini was convicted and sentenced following the rape of a 26-year-old victim at 21:10 on 3 March 2018 at a residence in Kwanobuhle."

Shwe said that a case of rape was opened and Kinikini was arrested on 9 March 2018 on the charge.

Investigating team commended

The acting Cluster Commander for Uitenhage, Brigadier Ronald Koll, has commended the FCS unit for their thorough investigations.

He said: “We commend the detectives from the FCS Unit and the Department of Justice for their sterling efforts in bringing the perpetrator to book. 

"The South African Police Service has the responsibility to protect the vulnerable in society and these responsibilities are taken very seriously through thorough investigations that ultimately leads to effective prosecution."

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