It’s a known fact that sex crimes are rampant in South Africa. Sexual assault, lust murder, child sexual abuse, statutory rape, spousal rape, obscenity, human trafficking, frottage, voyeurism, incest, telephone scatologia, child pornography, Necrophilia, bestiality, prostitution and pimping, are some of the items on the endless list of sex crimes the country is battling.
We’ve seen some of the most unbelievable happenings related to sexual crimes in South Africa. Lesbians are being raped in order to get them disregard their “unnatural sexual appetites”, minors were once massively raped as some wayward entities believed virgins could cure HIV/Aids, there was some popular nonsense about rapist thinking it’s their right to rape, and quite recently, we reported about an America lady who was raped in Cape Town irrespective of the fact that she has being campaigning against the crime in the country.
While a previous record indicated that the number of sexual crimes reported in the country insignificantly reduced, new records revealed that more than three hundred and sixty people were arrested for sexual related crimes within one month and only in Kwazulu-Natal Province.
To be precise, the SA police related that 363 arrests which subsequently led to 25 convictions were made in the province by various Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences units in December.
In a statement, Major Thulani Zwane related that the suspects were arrested between December 1 and December 31, 2015; for crimes ranging from rape to sexual assault, kidnapping, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, attempted rape and abduction. The spokesperson told news24 that the various accused persons appeared in courts throughout the province.
Commenting on that, the provincial commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni added that she’s confident in the justice system in terms of the sentences the system will hand out to the accused convicted for the crimes.
According to her;
“The sentences handed down will send a clear message to would-be offenders that the police will trace, arrest and make sure that they present a thorough investigated docket to court for prosecution…KwaZulu-Natal police will…prevent crimes against women and children and make the province a safer place for everyone.”