KwaZulu-Natal serial rapist sentenced to seven life terms

The ANC fully supports the call for harsher sentences for perpetrators of gender based violence. We therefore welcome the sentencing of the KwaZulu-Natal serial rapist, 32 year old, Mlungisi Mjoli to seven life terms of imprisonment in the Durban High Court on Friday, 13 September 2019, for rapes committed between 2014 and 2016 in the areas of Intsikeni, Chatsworth, Inanda and KwaDukuza.

Mlungisi Mjoli, is a repeat offender, who was sentenced to nine years in prison for rape in 2010, and was later released on parole in 2014.After his release he continued with his evil deeds of terrorising women. He is also currently in court for dealing in and possession of drugs.

We hope that this harsh sentence will serve as a deterrent to those who perpetrate gender based violence and sexual assault. Law -abiding citizens, the Government and social partners all stand united in our efforts to end violence against women and children.

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