GBVF fight hots up: Lengthily sentences for 4 Oudtshoorn rapists

Four Oudtshoorn men will collectively serve 95 years behind bars for GBV crimes

Four Oudtshoorn men will collectively serve 95 years behind bars for GBV crimes

Published Mar 6, 2022


FOUR Oudtshoorn men will collectively serve 95 years behind bars as a result of the work by investigators stationed at the Oudtshoorn Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) who took on perpetrators of gender based violence and femicide.

The sentences were imposed at the Oudtshoorn Regional Court during the past month, said police spokesperson Christopher Spies.

"On March 4, a 27-year-old man was sentenced to ten years imprisonment after he was convicted on a charge of rape. He was arrested shortly after a 34-year-old woman made a report to the Dysselsdorp police on October 18, 2020. Investigation into this matter revealed that the victim was at Vygie Street, Dysselsdorp where she was violated by him. This conviction follows a lengthy trial.”

"On February 16, 2022, Jeremy Isaacs, 36, was sentenced to 25 and 20 years imprisonment following his conviction on two counts of rape. The victim took the accused in her confidence when she walked home with him on February 9, 2020. The man misused the trust she had in him when he forced her into his residence where he assaulted and raped her," said Spies.

Two more accused, Dawid Herman, aged 21 and Anton May, 40, were sentenced to 20 years imprisonment each following their conviction in unrelated incidents on February 22, 2022. Both were arrested shortly after victims reported cases of rape to the Oudtshoorn police in 2018 and 2021 respectively.

"Other than these convictions, a serial killer, Linos Munudawafa, 35, also known as Brian Mudyiwayana, was sentenced to six life terms in the periodical High Court held at Swellendam on March 2, 2022. He was convicted after a lengthy trial on the killing of six victims, of which five women, in and around Swellendam between 2016 and 2020," said Spies.

Provincial Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembisile Patekile lauded the detection and prosecution teams who secured the lengthy sentences.

Patekile said: “These convictions and lengthy incarcerations of those who threatened the safety of society, should serve as a deterrent to would-be GBVF perpetrators. Society is much safer with them incarcerated. Our FCS units are a key in our efforts to eradicate gender based violence and femicide. Our well-trained detectives are on the forefront to ensure that perpetrators of GBVF get their day in court”.

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