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2 in court for mentally ill boy's rape

2012-04-23 19:52

Johannesburg - A woman and a teenager appeared in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday for allegedly raping a 17-year-old mentally ill boy, Gauteng police said.

"The two appeared before court and the case was postponed until May 2," Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said. They were aged 17 and 18.

The oldest of the two was granted R1000 bail. The minor was released into the custody of her parents.

They were arrested in Soweto on Saturday after being on the run since April 15.

Police suspected the boy was drugged.

"After the rape the boy told his granny what happened and she immediately came to police," he said on Saturday.

Makhubela said this rape was similar to three other unresolved cases which involved women drugging and raping men.

The Young Communist League of SA said it was disgusted by the crime.

"We demand the arm of the law to deal harshly with these criminals," spokesperson Mangaliso Khonza said in a statement.

"This gruesome behaviour that is on the increase poses questions [about] our society and as communities we have to start creating forums for speaking [about] and curbing this behaviour."

Comments
  • Squeegee - 2012-04-23 20:03

    Now The Young Communist League of SA speaks out. When men rape women they are silent. Scared of being overpowered by a woman. Nevertheless, I'm glad they were caught and I hope they will be severely punished.

  • Jandl Reevo Reeves - 2012-04-23 20:17

    Not surprised.....

  • nzukiso.zakes - 2012-04-23 20:35

    whr thas SA go whn boys get raped evn undr age grls and babys come on people tjooo

  • Farmworker - 2012-04-23 20:39

    Please ignore the comment by @Andrew, he is just a dumb @$$

  • Mpho - 2012-04-23 20:44

    Wr is Decency?????hai aa mahn this is really disgusting wonder hw da poor boy feels,bt God is great he will deal with them

  • Rethamyh - 2012-04-23 20:49

    Man oh man is the 17 year old happy that she Is not considerd a woman yet! I wonder how many months to go before her bithday and how much havoc she is going to cause before she is a WO-MA-N!!!

  • Boy Bana - 2012-04-23 21:10

    to all those using race to denounce these crimes. do your homework and u will be surprised that these deeds are commited by all race groups. stop thinking that your race is beta n superior then the next. get your head out of the sand. u will b shocked if u did your homework.

      Rob - 2012-04-24 11:15

      Crime in S.A....No need for a " quota system. "

  • Olusunne - 2012-04-23 21:12

    The girls of now our days take sex as a simba or toy that anybody can play with.even social network is complicating the issue.world is coming to an end. even magogo also rape bafana.we have to be prayerful

  • Raj - 2012-04-23 22:28

    I'd rather hold my full comments on this one because this one too might be turned into a \Kota\ story or shift blame scenario.

  • Kimon - 2012-04-24 08:37

    Poor Guy!! the abuse of the mentally ill that has come up recently is sickening.. what kind of a person takes advantage of someone with a disability?? just disgusting!!

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