SAPS determined to get perpetrators of GBVF behind bars

South Africa – Friday, December 1, 2023

Warrant Officer Busisiwe Ncula, who is attached to the Eastern Cape’s Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Investigations (FCS) Unit, has successfully secured 33 life term sentences and an additional 2 087 years’ imprisonment for 15 rapists .

This as the South African Police Service (SAPS) is observing this year’s 16 Days of Activism of No Violence against Women and Children by highlighting the work of its men and women in blue to put behind bars those involved in the abuse of our country’s women, children and vulnerable groups .

Ncula, 42, led the investigations into Khululekile Justin Ngqeza who raped 10 women in two years .

Ngqeza pretended to be a model scout on Facebook .

He would lure his victims to photoshoots and then rape them .

His arrest was led by Ncula in 2020 .

The man dubbed the Facebook rapist was targeting girls between 15 and 21 years of age from Mthatha and Queenstown .

He was sentenced in May this year .

Ncula ensured the rapist was kept in custody from the time he was arrested to the day that he was sentenced .

The Warrant Officer is urging rape survivors or victims of gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) to speak out and immediately open cases when such incidents happen .

“The more rape survivors or victims of gender based violence and femicide report these cases, the more police will make arrests and ensure we remove such perpetrators from society .

Victims should come forward report to the police and trust the police that they would professionally handle their cases,” said Ncula .

Ncula has also secured the conviction of a Gqeberha serial rapist in October 2023 .

Thabiso Klaas was sentenced to three life term sentences, plus 60 years imprisonment for raping women in and around the city .

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