The South African Police Service welcomes the rape sentencing that was handed down to a 28-year-old Kagisho Rapist, in the Northern Cape High Court.
Mervin Boy Smith was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment for three separate rapes he committed between February 2015 and September 2017, in the Kagisho and surrounding areas.
Provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier Mohale Ramatseba said Smith was arrested for the first rape he committed during February 2015 and received bail, hence he proceeded to commit two more rapes of females who are between the ages of 23 and 35 years old.
“For this rape, he was trailed and sentenced in the Galeshewe Regional Court to 10-years-imprisonment in April 2018.”
Smith was positively linked to two more rapes he committed and received a further 10 and 15-years-imprisonment, respectively in the Northern Cape High Court on 3 December 2019.
The acting judge also dismissed his application for leave to appeal against his sentences. None of these sentences will be running concurrently.
Ramatseba said the provincial head for family violence, child protection, and sexual offenses unit, Brig Nicky Mills lauds of the police’s provincial serial and electronic crime investigations (SECI) unit for a brilliant job done.
“It is with pride that we see our members working extremely hard to remove criminals from our streets.”
This sends out a stern message and when you do the crime, you will do the time, especially as we are celebrating the 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children campaign.