Man convicted 16-year-old

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Western Cape: Four men handed heavy sentences for sexual crimes

Western Cape  Commissioner Thembisile Patekile has praised the prosecution teams for managing to secure these convictions

Man convicted 16-year-old

Prison cell. Photo: Adobe Stock

Management of the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the Western Cape has lauded investigators at the Oudtshoorn Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) who took on perpetrators of gender based violence and femicide by managing to secure more than 95 years imprisonment for various sexual related crimes recently. These sentences were imposed on four men at the Oudtshoorn Regional Court during the past month.

The latest sentence was imposed on a 27-year-old man on Friday, 4 March 2022. The man was sentenced to 10 years behind bars after being convicted for the rape of a 34-year-old woman, over an incident which occurred on 18 October 2020.

“Furthermore, on 16 February 2022, Jeremy Isaacs (36) was sentenced to 25 and 20 years imprisonment following his conviction on two counts of rape. The victim took the accused in her confidence when she walked home with him on 09 February 2020. The man misused the trust she had in him when he forced her into his residence where he assaulted and raped her,” said SAPS Western Cape spokesperson Christopher Spies.


Spies adds that two more people, Dawid Herman (21) and Anton May (40), were each sentenced to 20 years imprisonment following their conviction in unrelated incidents on 22 February 2022. Both were arrested shortly after victims reported cases of rape to the Oudtshoorn police during 2018 and 2021 respectively. 

“Other than these convictions, a serial killer, Linos Munudawafa (35) also known as Brian Mudyiwayana, was sentenced to six life terms in the periodical High Court held at Swellendam on Wednesday, 02 March 2022. He was convicted after a lengthy trial on the killing of six victims, of which five women, in and around Swellendam between 2016 and 2020,” Spies said. 

Western Cape  Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembisile Patekile has praised the prosecution teams in the various cases for managing to secure these convictions.

“These convictions and lengthy incarcerations of those who threatened the safety of society, should serve as a deterrent to would-be GBVF perpetrators. Society is much safer with them incarcerated. Our FCS units are a key in our efforts to eradicate gender based violence and femicide. Our well-trained detectives are on the forefront to ensure that perpetrators of GBVF get their day in court”

The Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape, Lieutenant General Thembisile Patekile