An anti-gender-based violence activist, says she hopes Tazne van Wyk’s killer won’t be released on parole again.

The 57-year-old will serve nine life sentences and another 30 years in prison for the murder and rape of the young child.

He killed the eight-year-old girl while he was out on parole.

The 57 year old, kidnapped the child near her Elsies River home in 2020.

Her body was then found in a storm water drain along the N1 highway near Worcester, sometime later.

The court indicated that thorough consideration must take place when determining whether to grant him parole at any point in the future.

Founder of Wings of Love and Hope, Stephanie Heneke says she doesn’t want the same mistake to be made again.

” He was still let out on our streets. If the justice system didn’t fail us then, Tazne would still be alive today. We are not happy how many times he has been released out on our streets. We are sad, and this will never bring our little Princes back, but at least it will keep other children safe out there from this perpetrator”.

At the same time, the National Prosecuting Authority says it’s satisfied with the punishment given to Tazne’s murderer.

The NPA’s Eric Ntabazalila says justice has been served.

“The heinous crimes that were committed by him, finally the victims have received justice. As we have heard how the judge described him that he’s a cunning and dangerous criminal who does not deserve to be around people, and is danger to women and children”.