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Boy, 5, hacked to death by relative

2011-12-07 11:28

Durban - A 5-year-old child was hacked to death with a bush knife - allegedly by a drugged relative - in kwaMankunpshana outside Margate on Monday night.

Sibongakonke Nhlumayo was asleep in his house with his mother and grandmother when the relative, who lives next door, barged into their home.

Sanele Telejane, 19, was allegedly heavily intoxicated after smoking dagga. The child’s uncle, Maxwell Nhlumayo, said Telejane slapped the child’s mother and told her that “I am going to kill someone tonight”.

“My sister and mother ran out of the house. My mother came crying to my house saying that he was inside their house.”

Cries

Nhlumayo, who also lives in the vicinity, went to investigate what was happening.

“When I got there my sister was crying outside the house trying to get in because the baby was sleeping inside.

“I tried to force the door open but he jammed it and was threatening us with the bush knife,” he said. Nhlumayo then left to find a stick that he could use to fight off Telejane.

“When I got back he broke a window in the house and the baby woke up crying. He then started chopping him up while he was crying.”

Nhlumayo said that the mother’s cries and pleas to make Telejane stop were fruitless. “He wasn’t listening to us. He just carried on chopping my nephew’s body.”

After killing the child Telejane managed to escape through a window.

“The community members managed to arrest him and they beat him up before the police came,” said Nhlumayo.

Sergeant Phumzile Makaula said that Telejane was arrested and taken to the Port Shepstone Regional Hospital.

Charged with murder


“He was beaten up badly by angry community members. He is still in hospital under police supervision,” Makaula said.

Telejane was charged with murder in absentia in the Ramsgate Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

“It is unfortunate and cruel for this to happen to a little child. It is especially alarming for us that this incident comes in the midst of numerous campaigns as we observe the 16 days of no violence against women and children,” Makaula said.

Sibongakonke, who was his mother’s only child, was described as a happy and wonderful child by his uncle.

“My sister is devastated. She says she has no reason to live now.”

Sibongakonke graduated from Grade R last Thursday and was due to start Grade 1 in the new year. His funeral will be held on Sunday.
 

Comments
  • willie.vanwyk2 - 2011-12-07 11:32

    sick sick sick, this guy should be hanged!!!! Nothing else, death is the penalty!!!

      Joanne - 2011-12-07 11:39

      I think that this is not all he was smoking - it was probably nyope - heroine mixed with dagga and cut with all kinds of other rubbish. "Nyaope" in Pretoria (Tswane), "Sugars" in Durban (KZN), "Ungah" the Western Cape and "Pinch" in Mpumalanga. It is also called Plazana, Kwape, H, Thai - goes a long way to explaining quite a lot of insanely violent crime.

      Go - 2011-12-07 11:43

      Youefoh - Idiot !!! You are just as sick as the person who committed this crime.

      claudevn - 2011-12-07 11:49

      @ Joanne. Was just thinking the same thing... That man was NOT smoking mountain cabbage... The level of violence was definitely ignited by something sinister and most likely a "hard" drug made in the backhouse/kitchen of some local...

      tbooze - 2011-12-07 11:51

      MOB JUSTICE

      Squeegee - 2011-12-07 11:54

      Please don't blame dagga. No - dagga is an innocent drug - it should be legalized. NOT! Wake up people - all drugs are bad!

      procold2 - 2011-12-07 12:02

      you right about the death sentence, savage i dont know what is wrong with these people.

      jody.beggs - 2011-12-07 12:12

      @Squeegee I agree all pain, anesthetic, anti psychotic or any drugs that prolong life should be banned ! Let alone the crap they put in our food ! Dagga is a medicine and has been proven medically ! Its the drugs smoked in dagga that are the issue i.e. mandrakes, sugars and meth amongst others. Just do a comparison between cigarettes and weed. Then you tell me which is a drug ! Damn the man , save the Weed.

      Kala - 2011-12-07 12:43

      Stop blaming the drugs, alcohol, poverty, society etc... The problem with people today is that it's never the perpertrators fault. It's drugs, booze or poverty. And if all else fails then apartheid is to blame. In this case the man is guilty as sin so no trial is necessary just string him up.

      richard.hipkin - 2011-12-07 12:55

      @Kaizer, go rot in a pit...

      Mildly_Amused - 2011-12-07 14:00

      You can't OD on Marijuana... Just putting it out there.

      Patrick - 2011-12-07 14:33

      @Kaizer - Just for the record, it is IMPOSSIBLE to OD on cannabis. There's simply not enough damaging substances in it :)

      Paul - 2011-12-07 15:41

      @Kaizer Dagga is not the problem, All you anti dagga pundits need to get a reality check. The fact is that weed has been used for centuries. The only reason why we have laws banning the use it is because pharmaceutical companies cannot make a dime out of weed as they cannot patent a formula of a natural substance. The positive uses of weed include, vascorelaxant, antispasmodic, anti-ischemic, antoiproliferative (anti -cancer), antiemetic, antibacterial, anti-diabetic, antipsoriatic, intestinal anti-prokinetic, analgesic, bone stimulant, anti inflammatory, immunosupressive, anoretic, antiepileptic and pain relief to name just a few. Recorded deaths from overdose 0 and long term use 0 (weed only) So you tell me how many other dispensed drugs would be replaced by this natural and sustainable drug? Thalidomide users believed that the pills were safe do you think that has any consolation now . Recorded deaths from WEED overdose 0 and long term use 0 (weed only)The positives far outweigh negatives. Read the Schafer report of 1972.

      Paul - 2011-12-07 15:46

      CONT Why when alcohol and cigarettes have greater dependency and destruction to the human body you can you bash weed. Alcohol is the ULTIMATE GATEWAY DRUG. Hemp (Same plant family) also banned and yet for 100's years was the backbone of all industrialised nations 44000 recorded products apart from fuel, food and fibre was cheap to produce and guaranteed no monopolies on production. You like the rest are brainwashed by hype and negativity, seriously need a reality check on issues of FEAR. The LAW and STATE will not save anyone from perpetrating crime that is in the hand of the individual. Just like the war on terrorism. The stats speak for themselves on average 697.3 people get killed 2382 injured as a result of terrorism per annum (1995 -2004) yet more people die of emphysema, alcoholism and heart disease per minute not counting AIDS yet. 35 000 people die daily because of starvation, So when do we start the war on Starvation? More kneejerk reactions to insignificant factors. So why are drug users given longer sentences than murderers and rapist? Something to blame I guess. The use of marijuana had about a 1% factor in this murder. The most poignant is that whatever the story is, this is a murderer The ANIMAL above does not have any mitigating or extenuating circumstances he is simply needs to be terminated and Billions in lost revenue/resources of State and Citizens should be redirected to deserving citizens and not keeping this rabies riddled mongrel alive.

      Kaizer - 2011-12-07 16:16

      I have 2 potheads working at my firm. Both Engineers. Both are extremelty lax when it comes to personal hygene. Filthy hair, bad teeth, even worse, filthy smelly clothes. They seem to just not care about anything. One's lily white. To all potheads. I am armed. WELL. Take your drugs and go kill your own kind, because i sh1t you not, you will get perforated if you bring your useless carcass near me or my own. Endanger yourself by being less attentive when driving, or staring at the blinking light on your dashboard. Leave me and the rest of us that actually has the ability to think and not be influenced by peer pressure alone.

      Adam - 2011-12-07 16:53

      Excessive drug abuse within a nation stems from a lack of moral fiber and social ills and injustices. Once hooked, maybe in part physically but mostly mentally for it offers an escape from reality and the “feel good” factor which the drug promises, you are doomed. Unemployed, no prospects for the future, no formal education………its so easy to get wrapped up in drugs just to get a temporary release from reality, reality of despair and constant hunger and hardship. Dagga, a relatively harmless drug laced with other deadly substances is a ‘remedy” for disaster……robbery, rape and murder. Not necessarily in that order……….Address the root cause of the problem first………is that likely SA Government?………..sadly, … NO

      Kaizer - 2011-12-07 16:54

      @paul - Your research was done in 1972 when pall mall was stil the doctors' choice. Read the following. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1525-1497.2004.40081.x/full

      Sharkshoot - 2011-12-07 17:33

      You losers that keep on harping on about hanging...it's not going to happen so farking accept it. You like me voted YES in the 1992 Referendum to put these cretins in charge of our country...now we have to live with the consequences of our actions.

      Paul - 2011-12-07 19:15

      @ Kaizer, Your citation reiterates MJ is less harmful than Cigarettes but worse combined. I appreciate the poignant fact that smoking dose have an effect on the body. The consumption of WEED for medical and recreational use, poses less threat than drinking. The administration and consumption of this plant is not only limited to smoking. There are safe and effective methods of utilizing this plant. The average POTHEADS know more about the “Stuff” they puffing on than the Meth cooked up in garage lab in your neighbourhood. The issue is about being rational. With everything there is responsibility. Is it that hard to allow people to choose what they do with their bodies as they wish. So where do you draw the line. When more people die from obesity are we then going to ban fast food? The chances of knowing what preservative are packed into my food and knowing the mercury level of the fish I just bought are pretty slim. The chances the cling film around my food giving me cancer and my cell phone causing tumours in my head who knows. That’s a risk of life. The reality is that if as much effort was put into social development , job creation, education, health care there wouldn’t be a fight on drugs. The expenditure versus the return social betterment is nonexistent. This is the same thinking as “Modern Medicine” always chasing symptoms never the cause because that would solve the problem. When does an opinion become fact? Life is the choice you make. Nobody gets out alive!!!

      Kaizer - 2011-12-08 03:49

      @paul - cocaine was used as a medicine. The fact that weed causes psycosis and loss of memory ( short term ) and loss of concentration is also a fact. Alcohol does the same, thats why its illegal to drink and drive. Would you have a stoner drive a 18 wheeler on a national road as high as a kite over xmas season? The fact that weed affects neural functions ( yes i know, so does alcohol, but we are discussing weed, not other drugs or other legal substances ) is cause for concern because the moment it is legalised, how do you think it will be regulated? We are not the dutch, we dont have the legal or socail infratructure to educate and help people who moves on to stronger drughs because the thc absobsion levels in the blood arent giving them the high they first had. So yes, Live has risks, but dont try and sell weed as a harmless substance, because its not.

      Kaizer - 2011-12-08 03:50

      pardon my spelling

      Kaizer - 2011-12-08 03:55

      And further, i quote : "Marijuana smoke contains similar levels of tar as tobacco smoke and up to 50% more carcinogens.4,5 Marijuana users smoke unfiltered material, inhale the smoke more deeply, and hold the smoke longer than tobacco smokers, resulting in substantially greater tar deposits in the lungs than tobacco smokers." So MJ is on its own far more dangerous than your normal cigarette, so your summation that its the combined use of ms jane and camel that is the problem is also not correct.

      Merven - 2011-12-08 07:13

      'Dagga is a medicine and has been proven medically!' So is everything in moderation, but people don't keep it to moderate. I believe any drug bring the real person out, if you get violent or rape when drunk or smoked, that is who you really are, you just suppress it while being sober.

      Buzz - 2011-12-08 09:43

      @ Kaizer: You fail to realise how many dagga rookers you encounter every day without even realising it. Just because you work with two rookers who do not meet with your levels of personal hygiene does not mean that the rest are cut from the same cloth. If anything, the majority of rookers are regular folk accross all levels of society. Let's have it out about the schizo thing.... please explain why there has been a drastic increase of dagga use for decades now, but schizo rates have not increased at all, not even by 1%. It's convenient to continue branding people with your perception of what a stoner is and what the effects or dagga use are, but this does not speak to the truth of the matter. Yes it is not a completely harmless plant IF you smoke it, but it can be made into butters, oils, tinctures, etc. which are safe forms of ingestion. Unsurprisingly, the most schizo and violent comments in regard to dagga use have come from the most anti-dagga person here.... you.

      Rainbow - 2011-12-08 11:12

      Pity he survived!

      jody.beggs - 2011-12-08 14:21

      @Kaizer. Most pot heads would never smoke the equivalent of what tobacco smokers do ! Its "normal" for tobacco smokers to finish 2 boxes of 20's a day and more when drinking. If you did the same on weed you wouldn't leave your chair. I can't speak for every one but 5 joints a day is excessive and the better the green the smaller the joints! Damn the man, Save the Weed.

  • Go - 2011-12-07 11:33

    This is the sickest story i have read in a long long time !!!! And there are idiots out there that want to legalise dagga !!!! They should of left the community to finish what they started as far as i am concerned !!

      ashley.snalam - 2011-12-07 11:47

      Stop being a retard! Dagga will never make you act like this definitely laced with something and GO this sounds like a typical emotionally unstable person. This sounds like BS reporting

      marielouisev - 2011-12-07 11:49

      Dagga is legal in the Netherlands, look at there crimestatistics.

      Go - 2011-12-07 11:53

      @ashley - does it matter what form of drug it is ??? alcohol/drug abuse is the cause of the majority of these types of domestic crimes !! Can you dispute that ??

      derekneilmaclachlan - 2011-12-07 12:00

      This was not dagga. Dagga on its own does not have this effect!!!

      dale.abels1 - 2011-12-07 12:02

      @Go ...I drink all the time and I never want to beat up anyone. I dispute your claim. Just because someone is drunk when he beats up his wife, did the alcohol tell him to beat up his wife, or did he decide it on his own? F@cked up people do f@cked up sh@t!

      jody.beggs - 2011-12-07 12:17

      @Go why stop there , what about cigarettes and over the counter pain medication or cough syrup ! (After all it is just a drug) The drug itself is not the problem its the mentality of the person abusing it ! And it does matter what the drug is , just ask your doctor ! Two joint's a day keeps the pain away !

      Modefan - 2011-12-07 12:18

      @Go... I dont understand, I'm allergic to dumb statements, you'll have to go a little slower with me... So you are saying that if someone was drunk, did something bad, and then say that he is sorry afterwards... that is was the alcohol's fault?

      Go - 2011-12-07 12:23

      Mode -ok we'll go in slow mode for you and your allergies lol. Have you ever done something while drunk that you wouldn't usually have done ?? You can't deny it, we all have. So what made you do it ? Your true inner self or the substance of choice that liberated your inhibitions ??

      Modefan - 2011-12-07 12:30

      But thats half my point, its easier for you to do things that you would not normally do, but regardless...nowhere is 'hacking up a baby' and 'Beat up my wife' on my 'things I wanna try out when I'm drunk list' ...I'm a karaoke guy

      Modefan - 2011-12-07 12:33

      You dont take away booze or whatever from everybody, just because some people cannot handle it, then you might as well ban knives because some people use it as weapons

      Go - 2011-12-07 12:36

      Mode- lol, remember not all of us grew up with "a question of time" and "shake the disease", alot of people were brought up on the wrong side of "route 66" lol .

      Marion - 2011-12-07 13:00

      @Modefan ... Insofar as alcohol goes I believe that the more intoxicated people are, the less inhibitions they have, and the more their true personalities come out. e.g. a wife beater when drunk but not sober does so because when sober he manages to control himself even though he may have it in him to abuse his wife. When he becomes drunk the innate aggression is released. That is why some men who seem to be macho can become really gentle and loving puppies when drunk because they no longer have to pretend that they are macho. If people can't handle their booze, they shouldn't over indulge.

      Modefan - 2011-12-07 13:08

      @Go ....Well played sir

      Go - 2011-12-07 13:18

      @mode- Pleasure - "little treasure" Lol. Have a good day boet

      ashley.snalam - 2011-12-07 13:30

      GO you are obviously missing the point and are ignorant to what dagga really does to one. I'm just stating that dagga was not the cause that was obviously written to add meat to the story which is baseless. I could easily believe someone under the influence of Alcohol or other drugs commiting such crimes cause they actually affect your inhibitions but dagga wont make you do this its just a nice scape goat for the criminal/law enforcement.

      Mildly_Amused - 2011-12-07 14:12

      There are 3 cannabinoid receptor sites: - The basal ganglia (which affects unconscious muscle movements (eg. blinking, digestion, etc) - Hippocampus (which controls short-term memory) - Cerebellum (which affects balance and co-ordination) Your brain's executive functioning happens in your frontal lobe. There are no cannabinoid receptors in the frontal lobe. Marijuana has little effect on your decision making process. Sorry people. If you're messed in the head, you're messed in the head.

      Mildly_Amused - 2011-12-07 14:40

      But ... having said that ... When you buy weed, you never know what you're going to get. Could be laced with pretty much anything. Which is why I think the trade of marijuana should be regulated. Which cannot happen unless it is legalised to some degree.

      Buzz - 2011-12-07 15:05

      So what you are saying is that we should in fact legalise dagga, so that it can be regulated and kept out of the hands of those who abuse it. Are you also saying that we should legalise dagga so that there is some form of quality control, rather than have potentially "laced" weed out their?

      Mildly_Amused - 2011-12-07 15:40

      Yep... That's pretty much what I'm saying ...

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2011-12-07 16:47

      I'd say the common thread in these matters is not drugs but people and the accused using drugs and alcohol as an excuse for punishment because then its not them its something else and they can pass off feelings of guilt .

      jody.beggs - 2011-12-08 08:34

      @Mildly_Amused. I like your comments but disagree with "Could be laced with pretty much anything." If you buy it on the street corner , I agree , but if you grow it yourself or have friends that do , its not a problem. Damn the man , save the Weed.

  • Lexa - 2011-12-07 11:33

    'Sanele Telejane, 19, was allegedly heavily intoxicated after smoking dagga.' - oh please, dagga really????? hahahaha! c'mon! If it was only dagga he was intoxicated on then he would've been sleeping or eating. Getting really old now blaming everything on weed!!!!! How about saying he is a sick son-of-a-bi%$#!

      Joanne - 2011-12-07 11:39

      I think that this is not all he was smoking - it was probably nyope - heroine mixed with dagga and cut with all kinds of other rubbish. "Nyaope" in Pretoria (Tswane), "Sugars" in Durban (KZN), "Ungah" the Western Cape and "Pinch" in Mpumalanga. It is also called Plazana, Kwape, H, Thai - goes a long way to explaining quite a lot of insanely violent crime. But sure, laugh it off.

      Lexa - 2011-12-07 11:46

      Joanne, I'm not laughing it off. This is sick! Just tired of weed being blamed for everything, as long as we keep blaming the dagga we will never be able to deal with the real issue!

      Joanne - 2011-12-07 11:51

      If we had trained police and functioning labs we could test each violent criminal arrested and we'd soon discover stuff like sugars/nyope at the bottom of them. But who cares, right?

      Rob - 2011-12-07 12:07

      Think about this....So many posts blaming external agents (drugs alcohol etc). The blame rests with the individual; unless he was forceably drugged by someone else. Assuming that he wasn't then he took whatever it was that affected him. Ergo he is responsible. We must try to stop blaming others and/or external agents, especially external agents. The alternative is a fairly rapid slide into blaming the gods/ancestors/spirits/stones for everything.

      jody.beggs - 2011-12-07 12:21

      Its not the drugs, its the abuser of the drugs. Just like pain medication, Ritalin or solvents they will always be abused ! Taking the drugs out of the equation will only mean harder drugs and cheaper thrills. Damn the man , save the Weed.

  • vaaldonkie - 2011-12-07 11:35

    Very classy.

      Warrick - 2011-12-07 16:35

      Very stupid.

  • Kobus - 2011-12-07 11:36

    Bring back the death penalty. Dagga has got nothing to do with it and people should not use this as an excuse. They are just plain evil.

      Youefoh - 2011-12-07 11:42

      Blah blah blah does not matter how many times you keep saying this "bring back the death penalty" ITS NEVER going to happen in this country. Wasting your bandwidth.

  • Saleigh - 2011-12-07 11:36

    What else can we do to get the Government to bring back the death penalty??? How many more innocents must be killed.

      Marion - 2011-12-07 11:48

      Don't support the death penalty myself (at present) but swinging in favour of it extremely fast in wake of the never-ending violence, which is particularly cruel, that is prevalent in SA. To my knowledge the death penalty clause in the constitution can be changed after a national referendum. The government needs to be forced to have that referendum so that we can see what the people want, not what the Human Rights activists want. Question is how does one get the government to have a referendum when they are anti death penalty?

      Merven - 2011-12-08 07:15

      I will never support the death penalty under the ANC, who do you think will swing, the farmer beating up a tsotsi on his farm, or a farm murderer/rapist with a ANCYL or ANC membership card?

  • Chimene - 2011-12-07 11:38

    Stone him to death.

      Poloyatonki - 2011-12-07 11:54

      I agree, this is evil...

  • Ben - 2011-12-07 11:39

    I wish the police left him to the community.

  • Craig - 2011-12-07 11:40

    There is no excuse for a crime like this.. no matter what the individual is using be it Daga,mandrax,tick whatever..He should have been left to the community. Let his Elders deliver justice.. then bury him!!

  • Michelle - 2011-12-07 11:42

    chop him up whilst he is still alive, let every one hear his screams and cries of pain!!! another one going to prison to just sit around and do nothing the rest of his life!!! get rid of the scum now!!!! the excuse will be " i can't remember anything, i blanked out"!!

  • Shannon - 2011-12-07 11:44

    R.I.P. little one and condolences to the family for a tragic loss of an innocent child. Throw him back to the community and stop wasting tax payers money on hospital care for that SAVAGE!!

  • Patrick - 2011-12-07 11:44

    Dagga has jack to do with this, seriously, that's just added propaganda. No body would say a thing if he was drunk, but because it's "dagga" now it matters. People like this exist regardless of drugs, people like that should be removed from this earth, so disgusting!

      Joanne - 2011-12-07 11:56

      While it's tempting to change this into a pro/anti dagga thread, let's try and focus on the actual tragedy here. Even if they do establish that he was smoking bad dope, no-one is going to criminalise one of SA's major crops, but babies are still going to get killed every day. We have a major problem - wish someone cared enough to really investigate what it's about.

      jody.beggs - 2011-12-07 12:27

      @Joanne. Its usually poverty as the main driving force..... No parents , no education , surviving on the street , starvation , sexual abuse and then drug addiction... Once hooked on Meth , Sugars , Crack , Heroin theres no real turning back and its usually one hit with the worst drugs. Damn the man , save the Weed.

      jody.beggs - 2011-12-07 13:37

      @Janine and the said people were always completely sane ! Right .... Please tell everyone, what did these people do on alcohol ? What's your vise ? Cigarettes , alcohol , coffee , sugar , cocaine , speed , heroin ? There has to be something if not more ? As I've been trying to say , its how its taken , if I was completely controlled by dagga I wouldn't hold my job , ride my bike or interact in normal society , but I have two fractured vertebra and no disc's in between and I would rather smoke POT than get addicted to harder pain medications ! How many pills would I have taken to stop the pain and how addicted would I have been ? I really don't care about what you say , I choose a natural pain relief over an addictive one..... What would you choose ? Damn the man.

      Patrick - 2011-12-07 14:31

      @Janine - The issue with cannabis and psychosis is still very vague. There has never been any proven link to support that the two are related, that is a fact. It's also particularly strange that landrace strains of cannabis sativa have been used to specifically treat depression and psychosis in several first world countries for almost 50 years now. It's also rather strange that two of the main chemicals found in cannabis sativa just so happen to very effective anti psychotics. The truth is that there are many legal substances that are far more addictive, both physically and psychologically than cannabis and that the majority of these substances have been PROVEN to promote psychological instability in people who are already predisposed to these disorders. The great debate over cannabis is a giant load, it's pointless trying to convince people that something is bad if there are worse substances that are completely legal. People in this country know very little about cannabis and the research done on cannabis. Our government has only funded two extensive research projects on the substance in the last 20 years while other countries have funded far far more. I mean does it really make sense that many first world countries would devote millions into implementing medicinal setups or legalizing cannabis for personal use if it's going to make us insane? After they've done so much more research than us, seriously, what do we know that they don't?

      Buzz - 2011-12-08 09:30

      @ Janine: Are you able to account for the source of the dagga? Are you sure that it had not been sprayed with dangerous herbicides by cop helicopters? Are you sure that these people were not schizo's from the outset? Are you saying that these schizo's only every used dagga? Are you saying that rather than have a black market that encourages harder drugs, we should rather have a legal regulated market with quality control? Are you saying that by having a legal market, TAX revebue could then be used to treat dagga abuse as a health problem rather than a criminal problem?

  • Marion - 2011-12-07 11:44

    RIP little one. Truly sorry that you were left behind to suffer such a horrifying death. 'Sorry your honour, I was high as a kite' - mitigating circumstance !!

  • desertratbkf - 2011-12-07 11:46

    SAVAGERY!!!!!! Say no more!

      Irene - 2011-12-07 12:24

      Africa is as Africa does.

      Pete - 2011-12-07 14:44

      Savagery could be the right word, having worked in an environment with addicts,alcoholics and so called sober folks, what I've found is a general lack of morality that has built up over the years, people have lost respect for their culture and themselves, and are slowly returning to being barbarians. This reference to culture is not based on race, have a good look at all races. Being an ex cop I've seen just about all, drugs and alcohol release your inhibitions. If it's in you you'll do it. Even a hypnotist cannot get you to do what you don't want to do

  • Mashudu - 2011-12-07 11:48

    Community should have killed this Bastard on the spot. This is Evil.

  • Jason - 2011-12-07 11:48

    He should've been "stoned" to death, sick bastard, I cannot believe how a person can kill an innocent child, wtf!!

      timmy.ditsele - 2011-12-07 14:57

      i dont think the death penalty itself will be enough.people like this need to be taken to a public place with SABC on the vicinity,have some one who will chop him to pieces starting with his legs without anestethic. and the whole thing be braodcast LIVE on tv.The punishment must fit the crime.

      Mildly_Amused - 2011-12-09 13:57

      @ Timmy ... Geez... That's not sick and violent at all... pot, kettle, black much?

  • Phumezo - 2011-12-07 11:50

    Until we abonden the Western ways of doing justice we still going to have these problems. Nowhere in the history of Africans has there be any recordings of rape and such crimes in our societies! Our way of justice is seen as kangaroo courts and all sorts of names but in the end it used to bring order and justice to the victims!

      Brian - 2011-12-07 12:03

      Until you adopt western ways of doing justice you will still have these problems. You have seriously tainted views on what Africa was. Kangaroo courts unfortunately are not just, too many innocent have been killed in the name of mob justice.

      Errol - 2011-12-07 12:06

      Is it not called "La Gotla"? Western justice does not work for Africans, ask King Shaka.

      desertratbkf - 2011-12-07 12:07

      Are you for real dude!!!! WTF!!!!!

      desertratbkf - 2011-12-07 12:09

      Phumezo - you are as insane as the MF that committed this hideous crime!!!!!

      Modefan - 2011-12-07 12:11

      Dumb idiot...didn't they teach you about king Shaka at school? Wait....you did go to school?

      Garth - 2011-12-07 12:17

      You are an ignorant. `Nowhere in the history of Africans has there be any recordings of rape and such crimes in our societies!' That is because you had no written word before the arrival of the `White settlers'. There are no written records of the proceedings in this land or any sub-Saharan land(except for numbers of slaves and ivory, etc. removed from the continent by the arabs) prior to the arrival of the `White settler'. Pull your head out of your racist a$$.

      Patrick - 2011-12-07 12:22

      Dude, the reason there has never been any recorded crimes like this prior to the white man pitching up is very simple. Africans never had a written language prior to the white man. Kangaroo courts work to an extent but in the same token, how many innocent people have died at the hands of mob mentalities?

      Irene - 2011-12-07 12:24

      Bwhahahahahahahaha! Too funny.

      richard.hipkin - 2011-12-07 13:01

      "Nowhere in the history of Africans has there be any recordings of rape and such crimes in our societies!" WHAAAAAAT!!!!!! How do you think black tribes moved around Africa? By choice? Look at the conflicts in Africa over the last hundred years my friend and you'll see rape on a scale which makes South Africa look like nothing!

      Kenny - 2011-12-08 06:30

      @phumezo, I really thought that it was impossible for a human being to be dumber than a rock ... after readng your comment i realized i was wrong

      Merven - 2011-12-08 07:19

      'Nowhere in the history of Africans has there be any recordings of rape and such crimes in our societies' No, because you see it as 'marriage rights' and legal.

  • MoAfrika - 2011-12-07 11:51

    Where are the people that always say Dagga does not make one violent? According to the article the lunatic was intoxicated by dagga. We need death penalty back!

      warren.dovey - 2011-12-07 12:23

      Have you ever used marijuana how can you have an opinion then. Do you drink alcohol? How many cases of abuse can be linked to Alcohol. Im sure even you with your biased opinion will acknowledge there are many cases of violence from alcohol. Sure psychopaths will prob use a drug of sort that may bring out the violent tendencies but when you consider that marijuana is consumed on a daily basis by literally millions of people around the world from medical to recreational and have been for a long time You then weigh up the statistics of violent behavior from weed against alcohol consumption there is no comparison in fact the biggest cause of violence is from authorities wanting to stamp it out for whatever reason(Look at mexico and the drug war that is ongoing there) but I suppose it suits you argument and of many brainwashed people to think objectively about it or not accept the facts.

      Patrick - 2011-12-07 12:25

      Interesting comment. Firstly you're implying that it was dagga that did this then you're crying for the death penalty. If dagga is responsible for this why ask for the death penalty? Why not call to stand against drugs, which as you previously stated is the reason for this event? Personally i highly doubt it was just dagga, i have NEVER known any pothead EVER to react like that off just dagga. What's been said sounds more like 1920s propaganda than anything else.

      !r!3 - 2011-12-07 12:30

      it is propaganda, there is a big dagga case happening atm, they trying to scare us again. I dont know of anybody who would even want to kill a fly while smoking dagga. There a million good facts about dagga but the government will always hide it from us because bigger industries will be at loss. Money is everything, they dont care about me and you

      Buzz - 2011-12-07 15:18

      I did not know that loosely penned articles were fact. Do you not maybe think that dagga use was a symptom of his existing craziness? It's very convenient to blame dagga without knowing all or any of the facts.

      Merven - 2011-12-08 07:36

      To all druggies http://www.acde.org/common/Marijana.htm

      jody.beggs - 2011-12-08 08:40

      @Merven agreed. But do you give kids alcohol or cigarettes ? Those are far worse and easier to get hold of. Look at America and death rate of junk food , then look at what weed does to you. I agree , weed in the wrong hands is harmful like alcohol , prescription drugs , cough medicine etc ... So where are your links to stats on those ? Damn the man, Get a life.

      Buzz - 2011-12-08 09:23

      @ Merven: You may have failed to notice that the link is to a page that is over 10 years old with reference to a study that is 15 years old. There are numerous newer studies and older ones that conclude that dagga should be legalised. Did you know that alchohol is more harmful than heroin and that dagga is no more farmful than caffeine. Applying selective bits of information does not change the sum of the truth.

  • Zee - 2011-12-07 11:54

    B****d; Sw*****ne, F********g A******le....-no further comment

      desertratbkf - 2011-12-08 15:03

      You forgot to add VERMIN to it!

  • Ricardo - 2011-12-07 11:54

    This really enrages me, unbelievable, he must suffer for this, he should have been killed. Why did they not finnish him off, he showed a five year old no mercy. Kill this M.F.

  • Koos - 2011-12-07 11:55

    these people are not well puppies!

  • Elsje - 2011-12-07 11:57

    is this for real? I think this guy has left the planet!!! not just the building?

  • Dane - 2011-12-07 11:58

    I have no words to express my shock and horror......As for the child murderer......End him slow!

  • derekneilmaclachlan - 2011-12-07 11:59

    What a pity the community did not kill him. Now he will recover in hospital and eventually go to jail which I as a taxpayer will pay for!!!

  • desertratbkf - 2011-12-07 12:02

    SAVAGERY!!!!!! Say no more!

  • !r!3 - 2011-12-07 12:05

    ok i have had enough of SA's false media! dagga does not make you do that! it would have calmed the guy down and put him to sleep if anything! This bunch of cr@p false media has got to end in this country. To the coward blaming drugs for a lighter sentence.... i hope they hang you! You guys must stop reading all this stuff that the media aka filtered government nonsense has to say to scare you.People are planning to legalise cannabis in this country to help poor people have free access to free medicine, cannabis cures cancer and many things thats a fact, nobody has ever dies using it. The truth is out there but we have to find it ourselves nowdays.........

      Mpho Ndlovu - 2011-12-07 12:10

      I totaly agree with u, dagga does not couse a person to be a monster, it makes u to be like a zombie, this must be something else.

      Marion - 2011-12-07 12:35

      Personally don't know the effect cannabis has on one, but I am in favour of legalising it a) for medicinal use and b) so that hemp can be grown in order to grow the economy. Many many job opportunities there. Anyone who wants to smoke dagga is already / will do so anyway.

      !r!3 - 2011-12-07 12:47

      Marion well said, i wish more mature, educated people will see it from your view to. Cannabis is either for you or it is'nt. The truth is it does heal you from alot of things and there is plenty of evidence on the web in regards to that. The hemp side is very true, many people will have job opportunities and cheap materials etc. The funny thing is hemp is the male form of cannabis and you can not get high off it, it blows me away why its illegal... The governments wants us to suffer. If you can please watch a documentary called "Run from the cure" there is the truth for you

      Marion - 2011-12-07 13:08

      !r!3 ... I was astounded to find that there are approximately. 25000 products that can be made from hemp including houses, cars, etc., etc., The government could create so many job opportunities from producer all the way to logistics. Instead they put people on the side of the road to do labour intensive road maintenance that could be done by machinery.

      !r!3 - 2011-12-07 13:21

      It makes you wonder why its illegal. How many other great things are really 'bad' for us. Just imagine how many jobs and new organic medication and products we can have. Also makes me wonder whats really in our medication. Heres a perfect example of cannabis saving a young boys life.... http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/05/05/dad-claims-marijuana-helped-3-year-old-son-beat-cancer/#ixzz1LYRWKrop Start thinking for yourself people

      sachasea - 2011-12-07 17:26

      The guy was a fruitcake, it is highly likely that he would have done the terrible things he did whether under the influence of something or not. Anyone familiar with scientific method should be able to tell you that correlation does not always equate to causation. The guy was obviously not lekker in his kop anyway. People need to stop passing the buck by blaming the substance and rather accept the fact that there are quite a few mentally unstable people out there that are in dire need of help BEFORE they end up hurting others. Tackle the root cause of the problem i.e. an unstable mind rather than the weed which many hundreds of thousands of people use on a daily basis without ending up stabbing, raping or murdering others. Typical media missing the point and rather choosing to sensationalize and spew out the same tired propaganda that they've been churning out for decades.

  • Chabie - 2011-12-07 12:05

    this is insane people HANG THE BASTARD

  • Tyron - 2011-12-07 12:09

    honestly who cares if he was high or not, or what drug he used!! he hacked a baby to death!!!! WTF!!!! let him out, im sure we can find a reasonable way to deal with this!!! my sincere apologies to the family

  • Garth - 2011-12-07 12:10

    This is one case where I would support burning the savage. Burning a human being is one of the worst crimes against humanity, but killing an innocent child is worse. The ignorant supporters of the anc necklaced people for make-believe crimes in the `80s(and beyond), why did this community not take a leaf out of their book?

  • ItsJustaRide - 2011-12-07 12:14

    RIP... Simbamba

  • !r!3 - 2011-12-07 12:16

    To the media in this country! can you please stop targeting cannabis and start publishing actual facts about it!!!! If you want scientific evidence or anything else in that regard then ask me for it. This utterly BS! You guys are killing people with cancer and other deseases, You people are preventing the poor from medicine in all sorts including helping people with HIV. stop making the medical indusrty rich and start CARING about people for once! Money is nothing and its worthless compared to somebodies life

  • Erika - 2011-12-07 12:18

    This poor mother. My heart goes out to her and the rest of the family. I hope she gets a lot of support and even counselling as well if possible and available. What a terrible thing to have to deal with.

      Marion - 2011-12-07 16:08

      @Erika... whilst I do sympathize with the relatives of this little boy, I have to ask myself why they ran out of the house without him. As a mother my first priority would have been to protect my child even if my own life was lost in the process. My children are the only people on this planet I would be prepared to die for.

  • bretton.eveleigh - 2011-12-07 12:21

    Wake up ANC! Where's the death penalty, or is life imprisonment punishment enough for such a sick individual?

  • Ann - 2011-12-07 12:23

    This is just horrific! Poor child - RIP :(

      Ann - 2011-12-07 14:41

      WHO IS THE IDIOT WHO KEEPS PUTTING THUMBS DOWN ON SO MANY OF THE COMMENTS - YOU ARE A SICK, DEMENTED PERSON! GET A FRIGGING LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vivian - 2011-12-07 12:28

    Very very very sad, must hang people that commit such crimes

  • Amanda - 2011-12-07 12:28

    The bastard should also be hacked in peaces, just as he did to the helpless child. Starting by his balls and then all other parts one by one stretched out as long and pain full as possib;e. The death sentence is to easy and to quick.

      thabelorale - 2011-12-07 14:06

      Yeah! Starting by his balls then lips and so on with time interval of 1hr between amputations.

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-07 12:28

    Durban Poison! What a filthy community we are living in. How can this man frighten everyone with a just bush knife, just sticks, hoes, picks or any form of a garden tool would have taught that Inkwekwe a lesson. I've seen a community confronting men armed with a guns and how about just a bush knife. Some of these moral decays we must cleanse ourselves. If this happened to my son i would've brutally terminated his life with immediate effect.

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-07 12:28

    Durban Poison! What a filthy community we are living in. How can this man frighten everyone with a just bush knife, just sticks, hoes, picks or any form of a garden tool would have taught that Inkwekwe a lesson. I've seen a community confronting men armed with a guns and how about just a bush knife. Some of these moral decays we must cleanse ourselves. If this happened to my son i would've brutally terminated his life with immediate effect.

  • Ndivhuho - 2011-12-07 12:28

    I have tears in my eyes trying to imagine a 5 year old waking up to a savage with a panga trying to kill him. So much pain in my bheart that the little angel had to die that way. RIP little one. I can only pray for the mother for I dont know how she feels.

      chillepeppa - 2011-12-07 12:35

      That is also how I, unfortunately, experience these stories. Knowing my own Little Man, and how he might feel in this poor boys situation. Tears me apart, but doesn't even begin to compare what this mom must be going through. And the comment of not having the will to live anymore... I can so empathize with that.

  • kopano.raophala - 2011-12-07 12:30

    this is when the death penalty should apply.

  • jody.beggs - 2011-12-07 12:31

    Damn everyone calling for the death penalty. This is Fu$ked up but there must have been sign's , this wasn't his first kill or psychotic break. Its easy to blame after it happened, we need practices in place to catch them before they do. Or it will just continue to happen. Damn the Man, save the Weed.

      Kaizer - 2011-12-07 12:33

      @kill all potheads - save the children

      Eric - 2011-12-07 12:45

      Sorry Kaizer your disillusion is so great that you actually believe marijuana was the cause of this. Your level of ignorance is simply astounding! Shame

      Go - 2011-12-07 13:01

      eric- you probably dont think that weed is a substance that is abused by many in this country right ??

      richard.hipkin - 2011-12-07 13:34

      @Go, just like cigarettes right? What's your point?

      Kaizer - 2011-12-07 16:02

      @eric - where did i say that exactly. Climb off your hired help, go wash your hair, brush your teeth, get sober and when done, get back to me on that.

      Buzz - 2011-12-08 09:16

      @ Kaiser: Strange that the anti-marijuana person would advocate violence when the pro-marijuana people are promoting peace and love. Maybe the violence and paranoia are projected by those who no longer have any reasons not to free the weed.

  • bella_donna - 2011-12-07 12:34

    heavily intoxicated with dagga? that was [insert name] the other day, but [insert name] did not kill the first toddler they came across! the reporting and "journalism" that this site churns out is pathetic! how can you associate such a ghastly crime with cannabis? it just shows how uneducated and misinformed these writers are...this is just another pathetic attempt to taint and hide the truth about weed...and furthermore, use the stigma of cannabis to get away with murder!

  • sudhir.hira - 2011-12-07 12:38

    This is a real shame. I cannot believe that this actually happens. My heart goes out to the family and especially the kid who suffered painfully in his short life. What is happening in our country? Basic decency and morality that should be inert in every human being, is lost. Even animals behave better than people that commit these crimes. These are bad times for the entire planet.

  • ntanzig - 2011-12-07 12:41

    Creulity this man deservrto be hanged wonder what this man smoke

      Merven - 2011-12-08 07:43

      Probably the same as what you are smoking.

  • Lida - 2011-12-07 12:41

    How sick

  • Janine - 2011-12-07 12:46

    So freakin freakin senseless...(At a loss for words)

  • corne.leroux2 - 2011-12-07 12:48

    I cannot imagine the pain the mother must be going through! It is time we change this sick world.

  • Kevin - 2011-12-07 12:50

    GUTTER JOURNALISM!! the implication that smoking marijuana turned this man into a child-hacking demon is absolute ignorant tripe, garbage! He clearly has a mental disorder. One-dimensional anti-marijuana propaganda...

      !r!3 - 2011-12-07 12:55

      i agree with you and it needs to stop! The media in this country is pathetic, they quick to publish the negative but dead silent on the positives. Dagga doesnt kill it heals.........

      thabelorale - 2011-12-07 14:00

      International herb for peace loving people!!

      Marion - 2011-12-07 16:10

      ... and any war against it is actually senseless as you can grow it in your own bedroom closet if you have a mind to do so...

  • andreviljoenjoubert - 2011-12-07 12:53

    Dagga is one of the most useful plants on Earth. For thousands of years, humans have used parts of the hemp plant for food, textiles, paper, fabric, and fuel oil. Today, modern processing technologies have made it possible to create alternatives to gasoline, plastic, and other petroleum products that can help the human race lessen its reliance on polluting and expensive fossil fuels. The hemp plant is a renewable resource that can be produced domestically. It grows quickly, naturally resists plant diseases, requires little weeding, thrives in most climates, and enriches the soil it grows in. Other uses include; Food and Nutrition, Body Care, Paper, Fabric, Textiles, and Rope, Fuel, Plastic Alternatives and Building Materials. Everything we need to feed, clothe and shelter Africa while saving the world.You can even go as far to say that if you want proof that God exist just look at the hemp tree.

      Marion - 2011-12-07 13:16

      @andreviljoenjoubert... I saw somewhere that in three months (think it was on one acre of ground) one can grow sufficient hemp to build a house (obviously you still need cement to mix it with). Imagine how many people could be housed cheap cheap if there were industries going. Think of all the export opportunities to country's like USA where it is banned.

      Buzz - 2011-12-07 15:24

      @ Marion: That sounds about right. Tony Budden of Hemporium recently built SA's first hemp house. Google Hemporium SA and you'll find more info:)

  • TheWatcher - 2011-12-07 12:53

    I'm surprised he survived the community catching him. As wrong as the following statement is: I can't help thinking the police got there too early.