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Elderly woman gang-raped

2012-09-23 07:10

Mahikeng - Three men were arrested for allegedly raping an 83-year-old woman in Vryburg, North West police said on Saturday.

Sergeant Kelebogile Moiloa said the men, aged 22, 27 and 37, allegedly broke into the woman's house and demanded money on Friday night. When the woman told them she did not keep cash in her house she was brutally gang raped.

When the men left, the woman called neighbours for help and was taken to hospital.

"[Police] went to the nearby taverns to investigate and arrested one suspect who then led the police to the other suspects," Moiloa said.

The men were expected to appear in the Madibogo Magistrate Court on Tuesday.

Comments
  • Nhlanhla Zondi - 2012-09-23 07:15

    These heartless bastards deserve to be killed

      lynn.syme.1 - 2012-09-23 12:12

      This is happening far too often now. What the hell is going on?

  • beki.khumalo - 2012-09-23 07:17

    Animals!

      lownabester - 2012-09-23 07:27

      beki, not even animals do this,

      carole.gardiner.smith - 2012-09-23 18:13

      Sorry Beki, I am not sure I have ever read about any younger animals raping their elder female members of the herd or pack?

  • kim.buren - 2012-09-23 07:21

    Immediate execution

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-23 14:11

      Yes do it like they did in the old days. Fair trial and if Found guilty then execution the same day

      rowan.clark.10 - 2012-09-23 23:18

      SAd. moral equation (no respect +mix in alcohol/ drugs + stupidity = no more nuts ) No nuts to drive this poison in society and also to create employment for sangomas also to learn about sterilization aswell /all removals to be done with a blunt rusty knife and the victim to be given the benefit/cost that the state would have spent on the rapist's incarceration.After that the community can give them a hiding so that word can go out to the shabeens that seem to be fueling it.

      mihaip007 - 2012-09-25 01:06

      anc24 - seems to like the idea of men raping an elderly woman! What was wrong in my comment: "These people cannot be called men since they raped an elderly woman"???? Wow!

  • mbusi.t.nzimande - 2012-09-23 07:23

    throw a tyre around each one,supply the petrol,jump in your police van and drive off and let the community pass its own Justice.

  • nhlanhla.mpofu.7 - 2012-09-23 07:24

    Depressing. Downright depressing.

  • lownabester - 2012-09-23 07:24

    To open my New24 and see this!!!!! May they all die a slow and painful death, dammit the lady is 83 years old, She could have been their Granny. Blessing to you, Remember there are people that care.

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-09-23 10:59

      I have a question: When the crime stats are compiled, is this classed as a rape or 3 rapes?? Technically the same victim was raped 3 times by different savages. It is a harrowing experience to be raped once, but 3 times? Certainly if this is classed as one rape by the powers that be, does that not bring into question the validity of the stats as they are not accurate?

  • simon.mwando - 2012-09-23 07:26

    Bring back death sentence

  • Ntsikelelo Shwayimba - 2012-09-23 07:26

    Hang them with their balls

      lownabester - 2012-09-23 08:21

      Men with balls dont rape, Ntsikelelo. They are savage.

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-09-23 07:26

    But why not letting her enjoy her gokden days peacefully? Lets hope the bail shall not be granted, And let alone so-called presidential remission in future.

  • johan.steyn.127 - 2012-09-23 07:27

    Just like the wild animals they are

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-23 12:35

      Johan,steyn127. I have two dogs, every time I came back from chemotherapy, they would cuddle up to me closely and lick my face. How can you compare something as decent as any animal to human rapists?.

  • mshiniboys - 2012-09-23 07:27

    This is when too much freedom makes me sick! we dont hear about crimes like these in Swaziland yet people think that they must go there and 'free the people'.Even Zimbabwe does not have people who rape their elderly yet we claim to be better than them.Here we are 'the democratic country' we butcher thousands, we rape children and the elderly.sometimes I wish I was born somewhere else.what exactly is good about this country moraly speaking?

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-23 12:36

      Mshiniboys. Very true words young brother, very true.

      denis.gomo - 2012-09-25 05:20

      Mshini...as a black brother - I apologise for racial profiling - but something is wrong with some of us blacks. We have our black brothers in Lesotho, Zim, Bots, Swazi, Zambia, they don't butcher people and rape old grannies and babies like it's done here in Mzansi (Moz has some traits of the savagery but at a smaller scale). Are some of us savages? What is wrong with them? Where did it go wrong with them in their heads, in their psyche? I don't even want to picture it in my head, 3 men holding down an old granny and turning turns to rape her.

  • shavhanieric.netshifhefhe - 2012-09-23 07:27

    they must have their genitals removed

      daan.deysel - 2012-09-23 08:55

      They must be removed from society permanently !!

      thomas.obrian.92 - 2012-09-23 09:14

      With a blowtorch.

  • isabel.mohlala.1 - 2012-09-23 07:29

    So sad ...this is getting out of control!

  • Tshepo Gwamanda - 2012-09-23 07:31

    AGAIN!!!!!!? Another elderly raped!!!? AGAIN with this crap!!!! What the fvck??????? On a fvcken Sunday!! Got me cursing and shyt!!!! Some times I just wish we had a strong and strict government like China has!! FVCK human rights KILL these bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • itumeleng.mokwena.927 - 2012-09-23 07:33

    I just finished praying and come acrossed this sad story about our grandmother,ppl are so cruel out there. How can you rape your grandmother? How do you do that to your own parent? Im disappointed in this MONSTERS i mean what has our ppl turned to? How can you demand money from an elderly why can't you do odd jobs for survival instead of robbing,raping and murdering our grannies. I hope this MONSTERS can burn in HELL. Im so ashamed of what has happened i mean don't this SATANS have girlfriends SIES NXA

  • social12345 - 2012-09-23 07:34

    It's the Nature of the Beast (in the DNA), Murderers, Rapists and Thieves. Their brains are designed to act on two impulses only, 1) Consumption 2) Destruction. The scourge of our planet, they are neither Human or Animal, they are "The Unreconstructable Neanderthals!"

      Tshepo Gwamanda - 2012-09-23 07:42

      They look human enough to me, I say hang them by their genitals!!! FVCK!!!!!

  • desiree.masilo - 2012-09-23 07:36

    What a sick world we living in, really these people have no mercy

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-09-23 07:36

    What a pity we no longer have the noose to deal with scum like those vermin.

  • Sedeshan Naidoo - 2012-09-23 07:40

    pathetic! the filthy dog still has the nerve to go drink in a tavern afterwards! i agree with everyone who thinks that these rubbishes should be thrown to a mob.

  • marina.booysen.3 - 2012-09-23 07:40

    May they rot in HELL!

  • dee.rutenbergrobin - 2012-09-23 07:43

    What disgusting low life scum of the earth. Bring back the death penalty.

  • Siphiwe Qwabe - 2012-09-23 07:43

    It is so sad,we are sick and tired of this rapist.

  • Tshephangsithole - 2012-09-23 07:48

    Cut thier P's out, this people are sick.

  • Tshepo Gwamanda - 2012-09-23 07:48

    You see this government and its protectionist laws!! Protecting the high ranking corrupt officials, serial killers, murderers and rapists!!!! You don't get this anywhere in Africa!!!!! ONLY in SA this sort of shyt happens!!! I say stop this human right nonsense and kill these sons of b*tches!!!! If you don't do this, you will see more mob justice in this COWntry I promise you!!!!

      Andrew Joubert - 2012-09-23 08:08

      This sort of crap you don't find in Ghana.

      merven.halo - 2012-09-24 08:36

      In SA the criminals got more human rights than the victims, but that is what you get when criminals and terrorists run a country.

  • king.rasta.583 - 2012-09-23 07:49

    sick animals

  • fatima.d.menezes - 2012-09-23 07:49

    Oh this is just too sick. What is our world coming to when the mothers of this nation are treated in such an abominable way. To SAPS: Please don't release these monsters back into the community. Send them away for life.

  • tumelorich.seerane - 2012-09-23 07:53

    tomorrow u will see them walking on the street because of so called \lack of evidence\. Our country is too lenient to the offenders and they have too much rights.

      pule.isaac.10 - 2012-09-23 08:08

      What I know is this pigs don't live long,soon the'll be in hell and there will be more than enough evidence infront of lucifa he will deal with their rotten ass within a twiggle of an eye.

  • deidre.swanepoel - 2012-09-23 07:53

    castrate them

  • michele.lavagna - 2012-09-23 07:59

    I agree with Kevin please, please, please just shoot them. Nobody will question it, every one will turn a blind eye. Just do it!

  • asdhasgd - 2012-09-23 08:01

    WHY do these people even deserve to be in court?? IF THEY KNOW THEY DID IT WHY DO THEY DESERVE TRIAL??? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS JUSTICE SYSTEM!!!!!!

      piet.hannibol - 2012-09-24 07:37

      It's an africa justice system intended to cater for murderers, thieves, rapists, extortionists, drug dealers, child molesters and animals. Can you imagine how our prisons would look if the judicial system was effective and run by people with moral fiber? Only in da Africa, where everyone can rape old ladies.

      alex.marshall.944023 - 2012-09-24 12:25

      Piet, this does not only happen in Africa. Recently there was a 75 year old woman who was raped in Central Park (new york, USA) in broad daylight. Society worldwide is sick. There is very little moral fibre any where in the world Im afraid...

  • gillian.sanderson - 2012-09-23 08:01

    disgusting, dispicable cowards.

  • jacques.swanepoel.372 - 2012-09-23 08:09

    Rape and murder... The de facto standard in SA, bring back the death penalty and you will see these crimes almost dissapear!! It is dad what is what this country has become!

  • Hendrik JJ Kruger - 2012-09-23 08:12

    When our leaders sing "kill the

  • Joalane Mareletse - 2012-09-23 08:12

    this has to stop, pure evil. death penalty shld come back

      enrico.morton - 2012-09-23 08:22

      I agree 100%,only problem is majority of black people voted Against death penalty,we've tried to re-insitute it for years now,I guess in SA the criminal has more rights than the victims,I hope these animals burn in hell for what they did to an defenseless old woman.

      jaun.lombard.9 - 2012-09-23 11:40

      Nobody voted against the death penalty. Go and read the case "S v Makwanyane"!! The state defended the death penalty, but because of the Constitution it was found unconstitutional. The only way to bring it back is to amend the sections in the constitution that made the death sentance unconstitutional...but remember those rights protect you from a government that would love the chance to kill its people....Marikana? REMEMBER...it was the new AND old government that wrote the Constitution!

  • miandra.vanzyl - 2012-09-23 08:13

    Hope the 28gang in prison blade them on all their body parts let them die a slow death!!! Even a blade up their asses! You are sick and no human! Imagine someone raped your grand mother?????

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-09-23 08:14

    These rapists are pure evil. They have no place among the populace. The nation is crying out for the death penalty.

  • 5ihl3 - 2012-09-23 08:15

    This sucks balls, good job by the police: now the justice system must take its course

      drifter.sa - 2012-09-23 10:08

      What justice? A prison term of free life at their leisure, cellphone and all allowed while the same people who get raped and murdered are paying for it? There's no such thing as hard labour anymore and that would be to good for them!

      slick.hounder - 2012-09-23 10:23

      Justice!! There is NO REAL Justice in this HEATHEN COUNTRY ...AKA AS SOUTH AFRICA!

  • amelda.davies - 2012-09-23 08:15

    This is just SO sad! I apologise lady, that you had to endure that kind of sick ordeal at your age. To the Government, who does nothing by way of harsh jail time, etc for these animals to prevent them from even thinking about rape, (and SA being the 1st Rape Country) you idiots should not be governing or ruling or whatever, anything!! You are incompetant and inadequate, comes from a generation where you burnt down your schools - hence, no education and no skills. All you ever 'fall back on' is your stupid cultural believes and Apartheid. You make me sick, with your greed, bloated ego's and self-importance!!! You don't give a rats @ss about the people in this country! Fat, greasy, chicken eating bunch of clowns - and I hate clowns!

      lovenergy - 2012-09-23 09:23

      Time to teach the woman of SA the valuable skills of self defence and give them each a weapon that makes castration quick and easy. Unless we take our future in our own hands we will suffer waiting for the government to do anything for us. The government probably thinks that the rape capital of the world is an honor. Any other country would have taken drastic steps by now

  • enrico.morton - 2012-09-23 08:19

    I sincerely hope the get gang-raped in prison,Every day,for the rest of their sentence(if they get sentenced enough by SA's Joke of a legal system),and afterwards when they die,get raped by satan in hell,everyday,forever,fkn animals

  • waseemimamsaheb - 2012-09-23 08:23

    Death penalty please... Prison is like a reward for these demons...there's no point in prison as the government js let's them go after a few years...

  • nico.leroux1 - 2012-09-23 08:29

    This is my country!!

  • miandra.vanzyl - 2012-09-23 08:31

    When South Africa will become like Somalia and many other parts of Africa, because the farmers been killed or some people stole the crop even before its ripe then we would only realise that the world has turned their back on the most Southern part of Africa. Go and read the UK Daily Mail what the world is thinking of this greedy government who is completely off the track of their idealism. Go on vote for this corrupt government we are attracking all the criminals to this country. Its gangster paradise, its becoming hell on earth! I love this country so much, but I'm crying as we are killing all the treasures! We are raping and killing our children and grannies!!

  • Erna - 2012-09-23 08:33

    Bloody cowardly animals!

  • march54 - 2012-09-23 08:37

    The young are supposed to respect the elderly, real men are supposed to protect women,children and the infirmed. Rape is not a sexual act but one of brutality, of dominance. This cowardly act makes me ashamed to call myself a South African. We have brought up such cowardly brutes. Weep Mother African, weep for the pain this Grandmother has to endure, weep for the future that awaits the women of this land.

      lovenergy - 2012-09-23 09:08

      If you have no humanity left then you are no longer part of humanity. If the government won't start castrating these demons we will start to do it ourselves. Time to start removing the problem

  • siyanda.yeni.5 - 2012-09-23 08:50

    We trully are world rape capital!! It is sad!!!

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-09-23 08:53

    this world is hot for me i AM GOING TO LIVE IN THE SUN SIES MAN

  • sharon.themba - 2012-09-23 08:53

    Those boys are so cruel

  • Ntutu Dlova - 2012-09-23 08:55

    The government is failing to protect its citizens, maybe its time we enforce the law ourselves

      lovenergy - 2012-09-23 09:14

      I am with you on that. Why should SA woman live in fear of these demons? Was it not a woman that brought them into this world? Time to make these demons afraid of us for a change

  • lovenergy - 2012-09-23 09:00

    Every female in SA needs to be taught how to defend themselves. A nation wide campaign needs to be launched to teach woman how to protect themselves because I as a woman will rather fight these demons than be a victim. We need to start fighting back and causing damage. We are easy targets and this needs to stop. The government can't and won't do anything to stop them. We need to get every martial arts and selfdefense instructor in SA to sponsor their time to teach us. I don't think I can handle another story about an elderly female getting raped, all the females of SA are in danger it's the one thing that binds us together as the females of SA no matter our skin color, we all suffer at the hands of these demons and I would rather make a lasting impression on them by parting them with the organ they cannot control. For every rapist maimed in this way you will save countless other woman

  • crismoyo - 2012-09-23 09:04

    The problem is that the law that deals with such crime is not stiff enough to deter offenders. The weak laws r putting alot people at risk to such crimes. We need the likes of President Jammeh to get rid of such offenders from society.