FPB WELCOMES THE SENTINCING OF ANDILE MANGELE TO THREE LIFE TERMS IN PRISON FOR THE RAPE OF YOUNG GIRLS AND EXPOSING THEM TO PORNOGRAPHY
The Bisho High Court sentenced Andile Mangele to three life terms in prison for raping three young girls between the ages of 7 and 9 years old. The three friends were lured to the accused home with food and then forced to watch pornography on a DVD player, there after he would rape them in turns in the presence of one another.
As per its mandate, the Film and Publication Board (FPB) was requested by the prosecutor to analyse and classify the DVD which was confiscated from the accused. The FPB had to determine whether the DVD contained pornographic material and issue a report and certificate to ensure successful prosecution. In terms to section 18 read together with section 24B of the Films and Publications Act, exposure of children to pornographic material is a criminal offence.
FPB has personnel who are trained on Safety and Risk Assessment in the field of Child Protection Services and are certified content analyst who act as expert witnesses in cases involving child pornography. The FPB is also responsible for providing integrated Child Protection Services through adhering to the established standards, framework and policies.
We commend the NPA on the successful sentencing and urge the public to guide and protect children in their care.