Johannesburg – On Tuesday the Gauteng High Court sitting at Palmridge sentenced a man who was found guilty of 54 violent crimes that included rape, kidnapping, murder and robbery;
to 13 life terms and 185 years in prison.
The man, Sibusiso Ndlovu was sentenced on Tuesday in the Gauteng High Court sitting in the Palmridge Magistrate’s Court.
Judge Ramarumo Monama said Tuesday was the last day of activism against gender-based violence. He added that he had realised that the Ndlovu had committed several rapes around this time.
Monama also said that Ndlovu was disrespectful when he walked out during proceedings earlier this month, after he was found guilty of the crimes, telling the judge to continue without him.
Monama said it cannot be doubted that this country is on the verge of lawlessness.
“Your conduct threatens the very democracy you are enjoying. I am satisfied that based on the evidence placed before me, this gentleman is a danger to society,” Monama said.
NPA regional spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane said: “The escalating levels of gender-based violence and the increasing levels to which women are killed calls for a tougher stance from the criminal justice system. Sentences imposed must be in a position to be a deterrent, as well as retribution for those who are affected by the crimes. We are satisfied as the NPA that indeed the sentences passed today will meet that standard,” she said.
Ndlovu faced 62 counts, including 19 counts of rape, 10 counts of kidnapping, one count of murder and nine counts of housebreaking stemming from 2015.