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PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER WELCOMES THE INCARCERATION OF RAPE ACCUSED: MATATIELE
2022/06/08      |  Written By:  Warrant Officer M Nkohli   |   Province:  Eastern Cape

MATATIELE: 7 June 2022 - The Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nomthetheleli Mene applauded two investigating officers from the Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) in Matatiele for ensuring that habitual criminal and rapist, Sandile Shadrack Mzikathole (40) was convicted and sentenced to  a total of 70 years imprisonment.

Mzikathole was sentenced by the Scottburgh High court  for several crimes committed in Matatiele from March 2012 to January 2015.  The court found that the accused had a propensity to break into residential premises and rape his victims while they were sleeping. He would also  steal some belongings such as cellphones etc  before fleeing the scene.  Several cases were under investigation however Mzikathole was convicted and sentenced on 11 cases which included the following:

Housebreaking with intent to rape - He was sentenced to five (05) years imprisonment.

Rape – He was sentenced to ten (10) years imprisonment

Theft – He was sentenced to three (03) years imprisonment

Housebreaking with intent to rape – He was sentenced to five (05) year imprisonment.

Rape -  He was sentenced to ten (10) years imprisonment

Housebreaking with intent to rape – He was sentenced to five (05) years imprisonment.

Attempted rape – He was sentenced to seven (07) years imprisonment

Robbery common – He was sentenced to five (05) years imprisonment.

Housebreaking with intent to rape. He was sentenced to five (05) years imprisonment.

Rape – He was sentenced to ten (10) year imprisonment

Robbery common – He was sentenced to five (05) year imprisonment

Although the accused was sentenced to a total of 70 years imprisonment,  he would effectively serve thirty (30) years imprisonment.

Lt Gen Mene applauded the two detectives, Sgt Bonga and Const Hlangu from Matatiele FCS (Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences) Unit for the excellent work.  “ One woman or child that is raped or sexually abused, is one too many therefore every effort must be made to apprehend the perpetrators and secure their incarceration,” added Lt Gen Mene.