402 suspects arrested for crimes against women and children

Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) units in KZN concluded Women’s Month in excellent form by securing a number of convictions for crimes against women and children during the month of August.

Teams of dedicated investigators from the FCS units around the province secured 44 convictions during the same period, while other cases remain under investigation or still in court.

Among those convicted, 12 accused were sentenced to life imprisonment for rape cases, while others were sentenced to a total of 394 years in prison. A total of 402 suspects were also arrested during the month for various crimes such as rape, sexual assault, assault GBH, attempted murder, common assault, concealment of birth, kidnapping and other sexual offences.

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