Friday, 25 February 2022

Bloemfontein: On Wednesday; 23 February 2022, the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court sentenced a 31 year-old accused to 18 years in prison for Attempted murder, Rape and other Sexual Offences committed against her own son during 2018.

The Mangaung Metro Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit used the testimony of the elder brother, who was nine-years-old at the time the offences were committed, to achieve justice for his younger brother who was only three-years-old.

The accused was sentenced to:

  • Three years imprisonment on count 1 of Sexual Offences (Section 21);
  • Three years on count 2 (Section 22);
  • Three years on count 3 (Section 7); and
  • Eight years for attempted murder.

All these sentences were wholly suspended for five years. The Court sentenced the accused to eighteen years imprisonment on count 5, Rape.

All other sentences will run concurrently with the Rape sentence.