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Man gets seven years for beating woman and her child

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A 33-year-old Northern Cape man was sentenced to seven years in prison for assaulting a woman and her three-year-old child.

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A 33-YEAR-old Northern Cape man was sentenced to seven years in prison for assaulting a woman and her three-year-old child.

The accused, Hendrik Losper, was found guilty in the Upington Regional Court of the brutal attack that took place in the Kariskamp location, Keimoes, on March 15 last year.

According to provincial police spokesperson Sergeant Timothy Sam, the court heard that Losper physically assaulted the 25-year-old woman and also beat her young child, who was desperately clinging to her.

Sam said Losper was sentenced to seven years direct imprisonment for assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

In addition to the prison term, the court also declared Losper unfit to possess a firearm.

The sentence was met with approval from the community and law enforcement alike.

The Northern Cape provincial commissioner, Lieutenant-General Koliswa Otola, commended the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Jurie Charld Mokgalagadi, for his “meticulous investigation” of the case, which played a crucial role in securing justice for the victims.

The police said that the case serves as a reminder that violence against women and children will not be tolerated and perpetrators will be held accountable.

The investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Jurie Mokgalagadi. Picture: SAPS
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