In anticipation to the 16 days of Activism for No Violence Against Women & Children, SAPS has deemed it fit to show gratitude to detectives. On Thursday of 23 October, the South Africa Police Service (SAPS) showed their gratitude to Sergeant Abram Kgosana (38) from Hammaskraal, the member who is attached to the Temba police station FCS Unit.
This specialized detective for 15 years has been serving the South Africa community. According to Colonel Athlenda Metha, On a daily basis detectives working at FCS are charged with the responsibility of putting perpetrators of crimes against women, children, and vulnerable groups behind bars.
They work tirelessly in investigating, tracing, and arresting sexual predators. They are also instrumental in investigating Gender-Based Violence related cases.
In 2013, Sergeant Kgosana was working as a court orderly where he grew an interest in helping GBV victims from 2013 to date he has successfully secured at least 16 life sentences and an additional 279 years in prison for seven serial rapists that were terrorizing women, children, and vulnerable groups in the areas of Temba, Soshanguve, and Wintenveld.
One of the Gbv survivors Nthabiseng Khoza (26) who was raped while walking home by convicted serial rapist Benjamin Bapela says, she will forever be grateful to detectives such as that Sergeant Kgosana, for ensuring that justice is served.
Bapela was terrifying women in the Temba area before his reign of terror came to an end after Sergeant Kgosana found him connected to several rape cases. He was sentenced to three life sentences and an additional 25 years imprisonment.In closing, Kgosana said to SA Community, “I would like to assure the citizens of this country that they are not alone in the fight against GBV, the SAPS, and the Governments are striving towards creating a safe and secure environment for all women, children, and vulnerable groups.