MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


Rapist Must Not Be Given Leniency

07 August 2013    

  

 

The IFP calls for a harsh sentence to be handed down for the man who allegedly raped a 4 month old baby and a 7 year of boy in Ceres.

 

IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu (MP) said, “If the suspect is found guilty, he must serve the maximum sentence possible, without the possibility of parole. There is no excuse for what he has done and his sentencing should also send a message to other potential rapists that they will face severe consequences for their actions.”

 

The baby had to undergo two operations and is currently receiving treatment at the Red Cross Children’s hospital.

 

“The effects of what this man did will be felt for a very long time, both physical and psychological. This type of action against children should not be tolerated and parents must do all they can to ensure that their children are protected against such men,” said Ndlovu.

 

The IFP stands in support of the families of these children.

 

 

Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP, 083 625 0803

 

Or contact 

IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675