Like everyone else, the South African Police Service (SAPS) is pissed with criminals abusing, raping and killing South Africa’s women and children in the most brutal manner.
Now, SAPS wants a harsher sentence for the lunatics perpetrating these crimes. The police service will hold a meeting with the justice department in this regard.
This is according to the Bongani Mkongi, the Deputy Police Minister. Mr Mkongi made this disclosure when he visited Umlazi police station. There, he spoke to journalists saying:
“These criminals are cowards who kill and rape our children, innocent women, elderly people and disabled people in South Africa. That is madness. We must deal with it.
“We will look at what kind of sentences are supposed to be given to criminals and cowards who commit such crimes.”
Meanwhile, the Free State Provincial Government will be hosting a provincial prayer session against violence on women and children. The prayer session will be held as part of a massive campaign against violence against women and children on Monday, 22 May 2017 at Ferdie Meyer Hall, Welkom.
Hon. Mathabo Leeto, Free State Acting Premier said the acts of violence that have been meted out against women and children over the recent period is shocking and disdainful.
The Acting Premier condemned the attacks on behalf of the Free State Provincial Government and the people of the Free State saying the incidents are barbaric, mean and taking the country backwards.
Adding that the Free State is ordinarily a safe province, Leeto acknowledged that the province has witnessed a number of acts of violence against women.
“In a shocking incident, the community of Heidedal, Mangaung, were shocked to find the body of a 50-year-old woman in a shallow stream in the area.
“We would like to send a strong message to all perpetrators of these evil acts. All those found guilty shall face the full might of the law. Women in this country have had a difficult past.
“The ANC government has made a lot of progress in fighting all forms of patriarchy, abuse of women and children as well as improving the socio-economic conditions of our vulnerable groups.
“These barbaric acts are an insult to this good progress that has been made. Enough is enough,” charged the Acting Premier.