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Action Society welcomes sentences handed down in Chevonne Rusch case

# Action Society has applauded the Johannesburg High Court’s sentence in the case of two-year-old Chevonne Rusch who was beaten to death in 2022. Stefan van Niekerk received a life sentence, while her mother, Rochelle Botha, was sentenced to 25-years. The court heard of the extensive cruelty inflicted on Chevonne, who suffered 49 injuries before succumbing to severe bleeding of the brain. Spokesperson Juanita du Preez notes the upcoming two-year anniversary of Chevonne’s passing this Sunday. Botha applied for leave to appeal which will be heard on 22 May.