The SAPS Management welcomes the 15 year prison sentence that was handed down to Phila Manzi for raping a 21-year-old female in Kuyasa.
On 4 September 2021 at about 23:30 the victim was on her way home to Kuyasa in Colesberg when an unknown man grabbed her from behind and forcefully took her to a vacant house. The suspect raped the victim twice and later allowed her to walk home. The victim reported the case and police arrested the suspect 10 days later.
Police successfully opposed bail and Phila Manzi was sentenced to 15 years direct imprisonment in the Colesberg Regional Court on 26 January 2023.
The District Commissioner for Pixley Ka Seme, Major Gen Nomana Mtukushe commended Sgt Moses of De Aar Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit for the hard work that ensured no impunity was granted to the perpetrator of this heinous crime.
Source: South African Police Service