Free State mom held for daughter's rape

2012-01-30 22:45

Bloemfontein - The mother and stepfather of a QwaQwa girl were arrested on Monday for sexually abusing her for the past eight years, police say.

Spokesperson Mmako Mophiring said the mother apparently knew the stepfather was raping the girl, but did nothing.

The crimes happened between 2003 and 2011 and began when the girl was 5 years old.

The 51-year-old man would sneak into the girl's room when her mother was asleep.

Mophiring said the girl apparently told her mother. Although she told the girl she would handle the problem, she did not.

The girl eventually told neighbours and the police were alerted.

The couple would appear in the Phuthaditjhaba Magistrate’s Court on charges of rape on Wednesday.

  • Warren - 2012-01-30 23:16

    I simply don't have enough intelligence to even start contemplating how "something" can do this to their child. My day begins & ends with my little 3 year old girl.

      Judy - 2012-01-31 01:27

      Take good care of her. The continuously abused childs life is destroyed in the most basic of ways ... FOREVER. There is no cure. As an old lady even if she hides her feelings for many years, eventually it comes out and eats you from inside. Why did they do it? Was I so bad? and so many more questions to which no answer helps your peace of mind. You remain angry at the invisible and the visible people around you suffer and do not understand what is wrong with you. So you never get the sympathy you needed. You are part of the living dead until you die.

      Janice - 2012-01-31 09:15

      I agree Warren, these things are sick whackos and deserve to hang!!!!!

      procold2 - 2012-01-31 09:43

      problem is these where people she could trust, how will she ever trust somebody again scarred for life,disgusting and jup i agree they should hang.

      Squeegee - 2012-01-31 10:22

      I hope they get the hardest possible sentence, They won't hang - this is the new SA, so calls for it are wasted.

      Fiona - 2012-01-31 10:40

      I agree entirely with Judy - the child is scarred and now has an uphill battle just to get through life. My profound sympathies. The stepfather is a vile being. A warning to women who remarry: Is it for you or for access to your babies that he is interested?! As for the mother in this case - what was her story? Had she been an abused child herself? Was she abused by the stepfather and afraid? On drugs or alcohol? Even so, ANY mother in such a situation MUST find the strength of mind to be brave for her child and protect her child above any other consideration. If it was merely for security that the woman allowed her daughter to be "sacrificed" - then it should haunt her with shame to the end of her days - and a lifetime of guilt and shame is harder than an easy death. For the man I have absolutely nothing but contempt and rage - there was NO EXCUSE for him!!! I doubt that he even feels remorse.

      Rob - 2012-01-31 13:25

      @Warren: The something you refer to comes from a very different lifeview from youself. To illustrate my point I refer to a news item in today's Citizen that refers to Mandela's grief for the loss of his last remaining sibling. Did I read it correctly that he had 39 children? I think so, and if I did it certainly is cause to pause and think.

      Rob - 2012-01-31 13:49

      So my first response was a thumbs down! Consider this...My Father was one of a family of 13 kids living in the industrial Lancashire (early 20th century). By the time I was old enough to understand in the 1950s I learnt that only three of his brothers and sisters were alive. Now, 13 is a lot, but it is not 39. It is difficult to imagine how such large families functioned, but it must have resulted in a different lifeview!

  • Charmaine - 2012-01-30 23:29

    This is just to aweful, what is wrong with some women, i just cant wrap my mind around this depravity?? Please people listen to the crys of children and help them!

      Ian - 2012-01-31 07:39

      Well its not just the woman, she just shut up instead of telling the police, but it is the sick guy that actually performed the rape. throw them both to the lions.

      anthony.kleynhans - 2012-01-31 09:01

      maybe it is time for all women to stand up and say (WE WANT THE DEATH SENTENCE FOR THE RAPE OF INNOCENT WOMEN AND CHILDREN) let us not worry at this time about the murderers their turn will follow FIRST AND MOST SAVE THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN

      Johan - 2012-01-31 11:26

      @Anthony.. I have no problem with what you saying but for just one second stop and think. What if this sick woman or someone like her starts accusing an innocent man of rape? What if she starts accusing you of rape? Would you want the death sentence be brought back then with the current incompetent police force in this country

      karen.glautier - 2012-01-31 13:28

      @Ian, the step father is indeed a sick individual, but I must insist that there is something very wrong with the mother. I would do some serious damage to someone who touched my daughter, the police would be lucky to have something left to arrest. Blood is thicker than water and it is a mothers duty to protect her children, she is responsible for bringing them into the world and she should be responsible for keeping them safe - to the best of her abilities.

  • manZubra - 2012-01-30 23:30

    I did not know that the are still sickpeople in this world like that woman, your own child and allow that to happen, damn

  • Arthur - 2012-01-31 00:07

    Picture the terror a five year old would go through and the one person whom she should have been able to trust failed her in the most gross and abominable manner. Hopefully many years to reflect in gaol where you will no doubt claim to have always loved your child. Rot, you worthless tramp!

      dumisiledee - 2012-01-31 09:10

      who's the idiot giving thumbs down? I don't believe this?

      Jannah - 2012-01-31 09:13

      I know, dumisiledee - I'm also finding it hard to understand!

      Oscar - 2012-01-31 10:32

      either a trol or a child abuser.

      Sunett - 2012-01-31 10:44

      Don't just give a "thumbs down", you idiots! Show yourself, tell us your fcked up philosophy. Don't hide!! Moron.

      Deon - 2012-01-31 12:33

      These people are probably also rapists, we have too many of them in SA.

      Merven - 2012-01-31 13:55

      My bet is it is religious people. I think the line: Rot, you worthless tramp!is the problem here, remember! Hate the crime not the person. This is actually a very clever trick from preachers to cover their own sins. I'll say, an eye for an eye!

      Henry.E.S.Moorcroft - 2012-01-31 14:17

      I think it is kids with nothing better to do (slipping school)...and if you give a thumbs down to this...Then we can safely say, your a little brat!!

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  • Ben - 2012-01-31 04:57

    This is so wrong but equally difficult to explain. Why did she allow this to happen. Why does a woman allow her husband to abuse her over a long period and she still stays with him. The reply I got in the past was that she had nowhere to go and she had to feed her children but had no income of her own. Someone reading this bad news is in the same position at this moment. We all feel bad about what happened to this little girl. Please tell all mothers who might read the news what she should do after she reported this to the police to feed her children. Unfortunately I dont know. It would be better than just to tell this mother how bad she is. She knows that.

      dumisiledee - 2012-01-31 09:13

      Ben S you can take abuse if its done to you but to let your own child suffer abuse because of your own cowardise is really stupid. You are there to protect the child that you brought into this life.... She deserves to rot in hell for all I care. The poor girl thought the mom was gonna protect her and she's the one who brought this scum into their lives, she had the power to get rid of it too. I'm sorry, I do not feel anything for this woman except fury.

  • Godfrey - 2012-01-31 05:26

    There are no words to adequately convey the horror this child experienced. Sorry, people who perpetrate such acts are vermin, totally superfluous to society, and should be disposed of like vermin.

  • Homemissionary - 2012-01-31 06:38

    I just don't understand women like this.Why sacrifice your child? Why did you have a child? You obviously know nothing about motherly love.Sickened.

  • Funani - 2012-01-31 06:40

    This is a very sad and disgusting case indeed. However, please don't make this a race issue, it's a crime issue. Period. Let's deal with the crime.

  • Amanda - 2012-01-31 06:52

    sny sy tottie af en brand hom toe.

      Oscar - 2012-01-31 09:31

      jy is te genadig amanda - hy verdien baie erger as dit.

      H - 2012-01-31 12:25

      He'll find something else to rape her with.

  • Masi Langeni - 2012-01-31 07:12

    Some people are not worth to be called parents, I hope they get the maximum sentence available- not even animals do what they did

  • Lynda - 2012-01-31 07:28

    Poor little girl, the damage can never be undone no matter what they do to these so called "parents" and there is nothing that will stop it happening to thousands of other little girls regardless of race or social status. Humans are getting sicker and sicker

  • TenRas1 - 2012-01-31 07:40

    Mob justice is the only way to solve such things...

      thozi - 2012-01-31 09:41

      @TenRas1 Never been one for mob justice, but what do you know, the idea in this case is actually tempting...

  • Sharon - 2012-01-31 08:42

    He should be castrated and she should be hung............

  • Santapola - 2012-01-31 09:12

    5 year old kid????when will this thrash gona stop our heart from bleeding...just give that man and a woman to me please and i will serve justice

  • Oscar - 2012-01-31 09:29

    a mother? really? that is not a mother, it is a thing!!!! that poor little girl. How very, very sad.

  • thozi - 2012-01-31 09:37

    I have no words outrageously strong enough to condemn this...

  • Mabs - 2012-01-31 09:43

    I find the mother the most abhorrent of the two. She is and should be fiercely protective of her child and instead fed her to the worst possible subhuman for destruction. She should receive a harsher punishment.

  • Gavin - 2012-01-31 09:45

    Kill it.

  • lunghile.ndleve - 2012-01-31 09:51

    People are just not scared of the consequences that the South African Judicial system puts for crimes. Check our reaction when one of ours got executed abroad for drugs, we were shocked sh*tless. It is time SA made committing a crime especially rape, abuse and murder horrifying to contemplate....

      Merven - 2012-01-31 13:57

      Think about it, you do something horrible wrong, and you get free food, a roof, education etc in return! It is a no loose situation.

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  • Zwelakhe - 2012-01-31 10:05

    some humans....

      Oscar - 2012-01-31 10:11

      They are not humans Zwe. They are things that should be removed from society.

      Julie - 2012-01-31 10:45

      No Zwelakhe, not humans - thrid-grade species of sub-humanity who should be castrated in public with a blunt saw without being anaesthetised, then the word "Rapist/Child Rapist" branded on the forehead with a hot iron, then not imprisoned, but released among the public... the rest is self-explanatory...

  • Shirley - 2012-01-31 10:07

    They took her life and now theirs should be taken! NO ifs and buts! We need serious sentencing law changes-is there anyone in the legal profession out there with the guts to start advocating this????

  • ray.cornelissen - 2012-01-31 10:29

    Siek bliksems. Hoop hulle altwee kry wat hulle so lekker uitgedeel het in die tronk.

  • Joana - 2012-01-31 10:46

    Women should empower themselves and gain financial independence. The reason why she probably did not report is that she selfishly wanted a roof over her head and and a full tummy provided by this pervert overlooking the child's overall well being.

      Merven - 2012-01-31 13:58

      What type of mother will put a roof and food above her own child?

      Lucille Wiid - 2012-01-31 16:00

      So for a roof over her head and a full stomach its okay for the man to rape her child! Not poverty or any other excuse can justify what she and that man did! Stop using poverty and background as excuses for crime in this country!!!! They should hang!!

  • reza.daniels1 - 2012-01-31 11:56

    Seriously now they should be put down like rabid dogs. In fact all paedophiles should be put down like rabid dogs. Let's face it they cannot be rehabilitated.I worry about my wife and child every single day.

  • lezaan.venter - 2012-01-31 11:58

    Unbelievable!!!! I am without words!

  • comrade.zondi - 2012-01-31 12:16

    The rope is ready. The community is ready.

      Oscar - 2012-01-31 13:26

      count in as part of that community Zondi

  • Audrey - 2012-01-31 13:26

    The little girl looks so much towards her mother to protect her and what she do night after night allow that sick wacko of her boyfriend abuse the child both of them mother and that ape must be put into prison and the keys thrown into the sea and may God give her grace and heal the poor heart of hers

  • Ally - 2012-01-31 13:49

    Hang them both from the nearest tree. There is no cure for this kind of behaviour. The mother is a disgrace and I hope she does not have any other children.

  • Yolanda - 2012-01-31 13:51

    A mother's number one responsibility is to protect her child. This is shocking. How can a mother, in clear conscious allow a 51year old man take advantage of her 5yr old daughter??? Was she that desperate for a relationship??

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-01-31 14:18

    If mothers won't protect their children against such deeds, then who will. Should custody of a girl from a broken home be given to her father then ?

  • Sandy - 2012-01-31 15:27

    Shame that poor child, castrate him and give them both life sentence ++++++++

  • Sandy - 2012-01-31 15:28

    Shame that poor child, castrate him and give them both life sentence ++++++++

  • kellyann.karna - 2012-01-31 16:22

    these people should be sterilised. There are hundreds of couples out there struggling to conceive and these stupid idiots procreate and give no thought as to what happens with their children it makes me sick

  • Anthony - 2012-02-01 22:10

    Hang him from his balls. Animals like him are to be destroyed

  • Adair - 2012-02-05 08:07

    Lock them both up and throw away the key.

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