'I'm nervous' says convicted rapist who wrote matric exams inside prison

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Bheki Gwala was just one of hundreds of inmates in KwaZulu-Natal who have been afforded the opportunity to further their studies while serving a prison sentence.

Matric hopeful Bheki Gwala is serving 10 years in prison after being convicted of rape and attempted rape.While thousands of matriculants wrote their final exam on Tuesday, a man convicted of rape and attempted rape and a matric hopeful said he was nervous about his results.

Gwala was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment in 2012 after being convicted of rape and attempted rape. "We are in 4IR now and there is nothing we can do here . You need to equip yourself while we you are here so that when you go out you have education, you have skills so it will be easy to be integrated into society."

Mshengu interacted with inmates writing their last examination paper at the facility, and highlighted that it was crucial for successful reintegration into society. MEC for education Kwazi Mshengu hands out the final exam paper to an inmate writing matric at Westville prison on Tuesday morning."Over the past three consecutive years we have registered a 100% pass rate in this facility, and we are quite confident that even this year we will obtain a 100% pass rate.


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The future post office employee.

Proof that rapists find it easier to rape then they do to write an exam

It's useless u do further Ur studies an get a certificate next thing no one want to give you a single chance because of criminal record , prison have to rehabilitate rapist's and stop promotion bad habit of treating thugs as if they are in a holiday ,

I saw “rapist” then 🤮I don’t give a damn about rehabilitation honestly.

South Africa should stop wanting to be viewed as a country with best constitution when infact people suffer on the ground. Criminals should serve their deserved punishment. We become too lenient in hearts for the criminals until our daughters are raped and killed.. Why?

But you were not nervous to rape, its nice in prison , free education.

Wow a whole rapist 😒

No_Show_Keith And what the hell is being done for the victim.

I don't think rapists and murderers should be given that opportunity to study in jail. Imagine the person who ruined your sister's life or lives of a family thru murder given a chance to better his life when you are in pain. Where is the punishment?.

So an educated rapist is going to help the world. The bastard should be doing hard labour growing vegetables to feed others, not wasting tax payers money. Better still awaiting the noose

Bullsheet it's unfair my people outside there are safering because of you

Good he must also get a job and work and not earn a cent but donate all his earnings. This sytem is all for the perpetrators and givea zero cento for victims.

So a convicted rapist has the opportunity to write matric while his victim(s) may not be coping on the outside.... Wow

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