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Port Alfred FCS Unit secures lengthy jail sentences against rapists

Aug 19, 2017
Port Alfred FCS Unit secures lengthy jail sentences against rapists

Fighting crimes against women and children continues to be a priority of the SAPS in Kenton on Sea. 

"We can't take away what has happened, but we persevere to secure a conviction and hope that this becomes part of the healing to restore dignity to our victim's!" said an investigator.

To this end, a total of 36 years imprisonment sentences, in three separate sexual offence cases were recently secured.

"Accused, Yose Thulani, aged 32 years, was convicted for rape and sentenced in the Port Alfred Magistrate’s Court to 10 years imprisonment with three years suspended for a period of five years," described police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

She said that during September 2016, the accused entered a home in Nemato and raped a woman in her 30's.

"Accused, Nicky Ruiters, aged 31, was convicted for attempted rape and sentenced to six years imprisonment of which two years is suspended for five years.

"During March this year, the suspect accosted an elderly woman and pushed her to the ground. During a struggle, the victim managed to remove his 'hoody' and identified him as a boy, who grew up in front of her," Captain Govender said.

"On realising, who she was the suspect left her and fled the scene."

In anothdr case, a 23-year-old accused, Chidloko Moses, was convicted for rape and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in the Grahamstown High Court on the 16 August 2017.

During November 2016, the accused raped a six-year-old female victim at Kenton On Sea.