Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences units in KwaZulu-Natal are continuing to work tirelessly to guarantee that perpetrators face the law and receive a deserving sentence for their lawlessness.

Police spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbele, said, “For the month of August, investigators have managed to secure nine life sentences and 367 years imprisonment for crimes committed against women and children.

A total of 327 suspects were arrested for sexual related cases and 42 convictions were secured during this period whilst other cases remain under investigation and some are still pending at various courts. One of the accused was sentenced to a total of three terms of life imprisonment for rape cases.

These accused were convicted for various crimes such as rape, murder, kidnapping, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, attempted rape, robbery and child abandonment.

The units will continue to intensify their investigations and contest any crime against women and children.”