DA welcomes the sentencing of Diepsloot child rapist

Refiloe Nt’sekhe MPL

DA Shadow MEC: Social Development

The DA in Gauteng welcomes the sentencing of Ntokozo Radebe, for the brutal rape and murder of three Diepsloot toddlers, Anelisa Mkhonto (5), Zandile Mali (3)  and her cousin Yonelisa (2).

The brutality of these three deaths highlights the scourge of sexual violence in our province.

Statistics show that South Africa has of the highest incidence of rape in the world, with one woman raped every 26 seconds. These shocking statistics call for the need for police to step up their efforts to protect our most vulnerable groups.

The DA appeals to the South African Police Service and the Gauteng Department of Community Safety to speed up the opening of the much-needed police station for the Diepsloot community.  The current satellite station cannot possibly serve and protect more than 350 000 people of Diepsloot.

The DA will continue with our fight to make our communities safer.