WC Police Commissioner welcomes Cameron Wilson sentencing

The 20-year-old will serve four life sentences and an additional 71 years for various crimes, including five murders, attempted murders and rapes.

Cameron Wilson in the Western Cape High Court on 24 August 2017. Picture: Bertram Malgas/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Police Commissioner Khombinkosi Jula has welcomed the hefty sentence handed down to convicted serial killer Cameron Wilson.

The 20-year-old will serve four life sentences and an additional 71 years for various crimes, including five murders, attempted murders and rapes.

It's unclear whether he will be imprisoned in the Western Cape or elsewhere in the country.

Jula has praised investigators and the prosecution for a job well done.

He says arresting suspects is one thing but ensuring they remain behind bars and pay their dues sends a strong message that the criminal justice system is working.

Jula says several communities are safer with Wilson behind bars for a long time.

The defence says it will take instructions from Wilson about a possible appeal. It has two weeks to make that decision.

The National Prosecuting Authority says it will oppose any such attempt.

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)