30 March 2015
Minister in the Presidency
responsible for Women Susan Shabangu last week welcomed the decision by the
Western Cape High Court to reject an appeal by a suspect on a case of
33-year-old Mvumeleni Jezile
was in 2014 sentenced to 22-years in jail on three counts of rape, one count of
human trafficking and one of assault.
He also forcefully married a
14-year-old girl in 2009. In a statement Minister Shabangu said government
would continue in its endeavours to ensure that the democratic rights of women
and children are protected.
Motalatale Modiba said on the one hand they send a message that cultural
practices can no longer be used to violate the rights of women and children,
and yet on the other side they say to other perpetrators that the arm of the
law is not short, and time will not erase crime committed.
Modiba said ultimately
perpetrators will have to face the might of the law.
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