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Family devastated after boy raped

2012-04-23 12:02

Johannesburg - The family of a 17-year-old mentally disabled boy who was allegedly raped by two sisters have been left devastated, a report said on Monday.

The family learned of the rape incident after Pule told them about it last Sunday, the boy’s grandmother told The Star.

The grandmother told the newspaper that one of the women, aged 26, took him to her home and locked him inside. Once there, she apparently asked if he had a condom, stripped his clothes off and “told him they were making a baby”.

Then the woman’s 17-year-old sister raped the boy and told him that if he tried reporting the incident to police, she would claim that the sex was consensual.

The boy told his grandmother what had happened when he got home.

The boy’s family had apparently met with the rapists’ family in order to resolve the matter but when this failed, a sexual assault case was opened.

“It’s clear that it (the rape) has affected him. He’s aggressive. It makes me feel depressed,” the grandmother said.

His rapists live three streets from his home in White City, Soweto.

The grandmother said she was angry as it was clear that the two suspected rapists had taken advantage of the boy because of his condition.

Comments
  • Thepudi - 2012-04-23 12:15

    crime has no gender no colour

      Marion - 2012-04-23 12:23

      Amen to that.

      Marion - 2012-04-23 12:35

      @Rob ... criminals can be any age, any gender, any colour, from any religion, from lower class and from middle class, from any intellectual grouping. When you see me standing on the corner do not just assume that because I'm old and white I'm not going to hijack you. Could be a fatal mistake.

      Rob - 2012-04-23 12:45

      I'll keep an eye out for you Marion.

      Koos - 2012-04-23 12:58

      Marion, if I get hijacked again I hope it is you.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-23 13:08

      Another sad episode....

      Squeegee - 2012-04-23 13:21

      Koos and other idiots - this is the problem, like those who raped "Jackpot" you think rape is funny.

      Greg - 2012-04-24 08:16

      Wow, people are strange creatures!!

  • Mafosha - 2012-04-23 12:26

    This is something you would read about in a U.S tabloid not your average South African Monday read;wha has Africa come to?

      Koos - 2012-04-23 12:32

      Hahahahaha this is nothing, you should read what happens in Zim.

      Rob - 2012-04-23 12:37

      Mafosha....Where have you been these last 22 years ?

  • dumisiledee - 2012-04-23 12:26

    White-City? shooo that's my hood. I wonder who are these filthy scums. They should both get the maximum sentence for rape. Poor boy:(

      Dries - 2012-04-23 17:24

      mmmmmmmm ja ek stem..

  • Segomotso Mosiapoa - 2012-04-23 12:31

    this is sick. whats happening with the rapists & it nw getting worse woman also. lets pray 4 our nation. i am so assumed.

      littlegiantn - 2012-04-23 12:58

      You meant ashamed...typo.

  • Shirley - 2012-04-23 12:32

    Barbaric behaviour by barbarians!

      bluzulu - 2012-04-23 13:08

      Yes Rapist are barbarians,

      Zambezi - 2012-04-23 13:28

      I thought that the barbarians came from Europe !

      desertratbkf - 2012-04-23 16:31

      @Zambizi. Go bark elsewhere. Its intelligent people around here. Quiet often mind you! You dont qualify. Sorry doggies, no offence. Youre way above this imbecile!

  • Carla - 2012-04-23 12:37

    What the hell???? What is wrong with these people, taking advantage of the mentally disabled??? You have to be a very special kind of "sick" to do something like this.

      Peter - 2012-04-23 12:59

      Its a wonder they (N24 and the rest) didn't describe them as "girls" as they did those other morons last week! Hang them by the short and curlies!

  • Ben - 2012-04-23 12:45

    south Africa's new national sport...

  • J.A.Rademan - 2012-04-23 12:53

    Real "wo"- men don't rape.

  • Carla - 2012-04-23 13:06

    What I am really failing to understand now is the amount of people that are making light of this!!! How can you poke fun at a mentally disabled boy getting raped?? What is funny about the situation? They don't mention the age of his mentality, but let's say he has the mentality of a 10 year old...can you imagine how terrifying and confusing it must have been for him? And then you have folks here making a joke out of it???

  • Iwan - 2012-04-23 13:08

    I am so happy that these two women are referred to as \rapist\, coz many believe that only men can carry that title. It doesn't make the act any better or any worse, just goes to show people can do terrible things regardless of gender.

  • Gieljam - 2012-04-23 13:25

    Rape to day is as common as an road pothole , we have nothing to be proud of decline upon decline...

  • leon.homan - 2012-04-23 13:29

    "The boy’s family had apparently met with the rapists’ family in order to resolve the matter but when this failed, a sexual assault case was opened." How would this have been "resolved" outside of the legal framework? Money?

      bluzulu - 2012-04-23 13:35

      Worked for the Rugby player and that was Murder of a Policeman,

      Brett - 2012-04-23 13:55

      @bluzulu self-defence actually.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-23 14:04

      Yeah....Pigs fly too, Brett.

      Merven - 2012-04-23 14:06

      Correction: corrupt, armed policeman.

      desertratbkf - 2012-04-23 16:41

      Perhaps the girls would not accept being haunted for the rest of their lives by their ancestors. So its, you accept this, or we turn you in at the FEDS. Well the FEDS wont do anything, so turn us in!

  • Marion - 2012-04-23 14:48

    @Koos and Rob - Well, that's my face (normally minus the makeup so even more scary) so you should know me if you see me. :-)))

  • Noelle - 2012-04-23 15:14

    what is happening to our society - to our kids??? this is truly disturbing!

  • Mfundiso - 2012-04-23 15:27

    whn nature calls we gota reply bt nt in this kind of way,they r ovasly pervets

  • Virginia - 2012-04-23 15:31

    Hope these 2 girls get heavy sentences. they're disgusting particularly as this boy is mentally challenged!!!

      desertratbkf - 2012-04-23 16:42

      There is no "particularly" about this! You DO NOT RAPE!!!!! The End!

  • Siviwe - 2012-04-23 15:49

    I'm waiting with bated breath to see if the law will be applied consistently.

  • Tawizee - 2012-04-23 15:56

    Boys raping a mentally disturbed girl. Girls raping a mentally disturbed boy. What's wrong with these people?

  • Ofentse - 2012-04-23 16:31

    WTF??

  • adamosfs - 2012-04-23 18:28

    Terribly sad. These two women should be made an example of and jailed for the maximum possible sentence , not only for the damage that they have done to this young boy, which in itself is horrific , but also the serious, serious damage they do by diluting the efforts of orginizations like POWA. In a country like ours that bears so many scars of abuse against women how on earth are "we" , as young men of south africa , supposed adopt or foster ideals of revereing and respecting women when attrocoties are committed. A while , yes , as individiuals we can make the distinction between this as an "isolated" (I used the word "isolated" loosely here) incident and woman at alarge , but if the xenophobic violence has taught us anything , a mob mentality makes no such distinctions. One shudders to think of how many other "silent victims" of this kind of abuse are out there , too afraid or ashamed or embarrased even to speak out as this boys family had. Animals , pure barbaric animals that should be put down , publically and painfully. We as South Africans should not accept rape, be it man or woman . If crime is so harsh and so un-biased so too should be the justice.

  • Muzy - 2012-04-23 19:40

    Has rape been normalised in our country so much so, that mentally challenged people are becoming prey for sick pervetic women who have to respond 2 natures call?

  • paul.prinsloo3 - 2012-04-24 11:46

    Marion, why is it that you can write but cannot read?

  • Diana - 2012-04-24 16:02

    The world is definately coming to an end if people no longer have principles and morals and devalue their bodies the way they are doing...that is taboo!

  • Cronje - 2012-04-26 06:33

    @ShirleyBluezulu&Zambezi: u always succeed in firing up a racial thing. Typical of you. The comment section is one big racist orgy for all of you to jump into. This is about RAPE. Not about you and your petty politics. Just slinging dung at one another. Actually I don't know why news24 even allows for these comment sections. They promote racial tension and give stupidity a breeding ground. But then I think Beeld and all of news24's other printed matter, are trying to attract as much attention to this site as they can because they re falling behind their competitors. This site is a place for people to vent ALL of their frustrations and cleave open their rotten thoughts. It is just another form of road rage - 'barbaric' indeed. The very last time I picked up a BEELD and read 'HONGER HOENDERS EET MEKAAR' i decided to never buy it again. And I won't. Been checking out this website and now really see I don't belong here. You should ALL be placed on your own private glacier somewhere. To those of you who don't lose focus and who don't jump onto the race wagon whenever it suits you, good for you and keep it up. I'll just stay with M&G and The New Age from now on.

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