The ANC hails sentencing of serial killer as a landmark victory for the fight against GBVF

In his State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2022, His Excellency, President Cyril Ramaphosa, made a clarion call for the intensification of the fight against GBVF). The five life sentences served on the convicted serial killer, Thabiso Mndawe is fundamental in the fight against Gender Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF). Mndawe was recently sentenced by the Acting Judge, Denise Coetzer at the Mbombela High Court for pre-meditated murder and for defeating the ends of justice. He pleaded guilty for the murder of five women found in his yard, in Numbi Trust outside Hazyview.

The five life sentences are a land mark victory in the fight against GBVF.  This is a strong signal that such crime has no place in the society. Criminals like Mndawe do not deserve to stay in our societies, hence they need to be removed permanently. Mndawe committed the heinous crimes between 2018 and 2019. We commend the police for his arrest and the successful prosecution. The effectiveness of the justice system is key to the fight against the GBV scourge.