ActionSA believes the postponement of the bail application of the alleged Ekurhuleni serial rapist, who is facing 145 charges including rape, kidnapping and sexual offences, highlights how the criminal justice system lets down victims of crime in South Africa.
The criminal proceedings against the alleged Ekurhuleni rapist who was a PRASA security guard shows the immense difficulty victims of gender-based violence and femicide experience in criminal proceedings with perpetual delays in court cases while police often fail to bring investigations to court for successful prosecution.
When I, alongside ActionSA Gauteng Provincial Chairperson, Funzi Ngobeni, and ActionSA activists, attended the court proceedings of the alleged serial rapist at the Daveyton Magistrates Court we were also shocked at the state of Magistrates Buildings while the Magistrate himself showed up late for proceedings.
The matter was again postponed to 10 May 2023 to allow the defence to prepare for bail applications after it was previously postponed for similar reasons.
ActionSA, a party committed to the rule law, will monitor the case to ensure that justice is brought to the victims of the alleged rapist. The ruling party has allowed lawlessness to flourish in South Africa, and ActionSA will work tirelessly to turn the situation around.