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'Gang-rape' sex was consensual - girl

2010-11-18 14:42

Johannesburg - The 15-year-old Jules High School girl who accused her schoolmates of gang-raping her, has said the sex was consensual, the Star newspaper reported on Thursday.

"The girl made her second brief appearance in the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday morning and admitted, for the first time, that she had consensual sex with the two boys aged 14 and 16," the newspaper said on its website.

The three were charged with statutory rape by the national director of public prosecutions Advocate Menzi Simelane on Wednesday.

Simelane is quoted as saying the prosecution team, based on evidence, could not prosecute the boys on the main count of rape and recommended statutory rape charges.

Changed her mind

During their first appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday the boys admitted to their role in the consensual sex and the girl maintained that she had been raped.

On Thursday morning during her second appearance the girl changed her mind and agreed that the sex was consensual.

The two boys were arrested on November 8 after allegedly raping the girl at her school in Jeppestown on November 4. They allegedly filmed the incident on their cellphones which was later shown to prosecutors as evidence.

Her case and the boys' case have been postponed until December 1 for a final order, IOL said

All three have been placed on a diversion programme.

Comments
  • DeonL - 2010-11-18 14:49

    We have a saying in Afrikaans: "Vroeg ryp, vroeg vrot."

      Ammie - 2010-11-18 14:55

      Praat jy wat tanne het DeonL.

  • thundacat - 2010-11-18 14:55

    And this is what goes on in supposed learning institutions...WTF??

      annelise.boot - 2010-11-19 14:39

      No..this is the cailber child parents are raising and sending to the supposed learning institutions!!

      LGVS - 2010-11-19 20:20

      I’m a teacher. You will shudder when I tell you what the parents are like. And the parents are the only example the children know. They are under the impression that their parents are correct. They have not the faintest idea what the norm of normal behaviour is supposed to be. At this moment well behaved and social acceptable children are in the minority. BELIEVE ME!!!!!!

      Mr D - 2011-08-07 06:42

      Tog so waar annelise ek sien hulle elke dag in die groot Malls, gewillig moet ek se as hulle die aandag kry maar nou ja die hormone jaag die kinners....wat het ons gedoen toe ons daai ouderdom gehad het....????

  • Matthew - 2010-11-18 14:57

    Right, now I hope she is also charged for wasting police resources, police time and magistrate time and the boys should lay a defamation of character case against her. Rape is a serious issue in this country especially and it can not become a (in this instance) "girl who cried wolf" situation. Does she realise she may now make it easier for people to doubt other girls when they report rapes? silly girl. And I really had tons of sympathy for her when this story broke.

      Dr. Zeek - 2010-11-18 15:31

      It's still STATUTORY rape, even if it was consensual. It's in the interests of society to prosecute statutory rape, consensual or not.

      Rudi - 2010-11-18 16:03

      What if the boys' friends went to her house and threatened her if she doesn't change her story? I don't know, does stat rape carry the same punishment as full on rape? But I do agree, it's like the scholar who accused her teacher of indecent behavior a month ago. In the end he was acquitted because of her poor case and the fact that she has done this before but what about the teacher now? And what about those poor girls (or boys!) who will be too scared in future to open their mouths knowing people will doubt them as just another little brat who couldn't get her way and decided to ruin a teacher's life.

      Zoolie - 2010-11-18 16:08

      Dear Dr Zeek with a . please tell me you are not her boyfriend trying to stand up for her. I for 1 still believe she was raped without consent, but claiming statutory rape isn`t gonna work. you can only be held accountable if you are 18 or older having sex with someone below the age of 16 and then you can still argue that the boy isn`t old enough to have forced the issue, get your facts straight DR.

      Emile - 2010-11-18 16:18

      At age 15 it is actualy statutory rape and not just rape. It doesn't matter whether it was consensual or not. My fear is that we are sitting with 14 & 16 year old boys here. What will they become in a year or two.

      Ryan - 2010-11-18 19:27

      Emile.... And why are you only worried about the boys?? We have a young girl here, who by all reports, enjoyed what happened. Why is it always the mens fault? If a girl is up for group sex, why is it the boys who are in trouble? She is 15, why isnt she charged with raping the 14 year old boy? Or can rape only every be male against female? My family moved to Canada a while ago, and were shocked at the young age of people having sex. Average canadian age to start having sex is around 16 years and 2 months. AVERAGE! Average american, 15 years and 7 months... AVERAGE.... These are young boys AND girls. She was embarrased about what happened, or her father found out and forced her to charge the boys. And another thing.. if as reported at one point in the video "she enjoyed it" THis probably was not her first time. Especially considering there were 2 boys. Now they are branded as rapists? More like she needs to learn some morals.

      DandyLion - 2010-11-19 09:51

      @Zoolie Please have your facts straight before you comment as you are clearly making yiourself an idiot. Dr. Zeek is correct in saying that minors under 16 cannot consent to sex, even if they are in love. It is against the law and the fact that both the girl and the boys are all underage, they are all held accountable for the actions. In the eyes of the law, she committed stat rape by engaging the boys and the boys committed stat rape by engaging the girl. That's the law and it should be implemented more strongly, such as in the case of young girls who pop out babies as they please!

      missgremlin - 2010-11-19 12:30

      Actually, because all parties are minors, it is NOT statutory rape, it is considered "consentual sex by minors", still an offence, but not stat rape.

      LGVS - 2010-11-19 20:22

      What is the punishment for statutory rape?

  • scott - 2010-11-18 14:58

    ther you go.

  • djmilano.26 - 2010-11-18 15:02

    Just like i said,there was never rape........

      Dr. Zeek - 2010-11-18 15:32

      it is still STATUTORY RAPE

      Zoolie - 2010-11-18 16:08

      Dear Dr Zeek with a . please tell me you are not her boyfriend trying to stand up for her. I for 1 still believe she was raped without consent, but claiming statutory rape isn`t gonna work. you can only be held accountable if you are 18 or older having sex with someone below the age of 16 and then you can still argue that the boy isn`t old enough to have forced the issue, get your facts straight DR.

  • Jo - 2010-11-18 15:08

    I wonder what the people in charge think that her new story will change? Drugged underage and unprotected sex being filmed at school (and now being watched around the country - wonder if we have a childporn unit to follow that up) is an even more disturbing trend. Obviously these kids have already been exposed to 1) filmed sex; 2) drugs 3) sex - and the teachers subsequently found the footage funny?

  • Tammy - 2010-11-18 15:10

    I am not convinced that this is the whole story.... perhaps she and her family have been bribed into changing their view on the situation. After all there is video evidence so why would she claim she was raped if in fact she wasn't, and then submit footage?

      Elizabeth - 2010-11-18 15:35

      According to the other girls report who have seen the footage, there is a point where the girl is on top and seeming to enjoy the whole thing.... One mst really wonder what is the truth behind this story.

  • JudithNkwe - 2010-11-18 15:10

    This whole matter gets more complex by the day. Has she been threatened? Why is the video not part of the issue? Those who have seen it say she looked out of control - either drugged or drunk

      Afrobella - 2010-11-18 15:22

      Maybe the fact that she was also charged with Statutory rape scared her into chaging her story ... really strange. At the end of the day though all three of these kids' parents need to ask themselves some hard questions.

      Dr Filemon - 2010-11-18 15:39

      what about the perjury charge?

      Emile - 2010-11-18 16:22

      Not only statutory rape charges, where is the manufacturing and distribution of child pornography charges?

      Seja - 2010-11-18 17:08

      For those of you who say what about the video? here is something to think about. On the video the chick was on top hence police have been saying there is no evidence to charge the boys with rape coz we all know when you are drugged you become weak, so how can she be on top doing the act if drugged? Secondly it has been confirmed no traces of drugs were found in her system. Stop being reactionary and use your thick skulls.

      Clare - 2010-11-19 15:31

      @Seja If you are given a drug like Rohypnol you don't necessarily become weak. You do lose social inhibition particularly if the drug is given simultaneously with alcohol. Not sure what our thick skulls have to do with this?

  • Chantelle - 2010-11-18 15:15

    I feel for her parents.... they must be so gutted that their young child has consented to something like this and then mislead them and the authorities into believeing it was rape. Disgusting

      ruby ring - 2010-11-30 13:12

      @ Chantelle: have you considered that maybe she was exposed to sexual encounters since she was very young? Maybe by a male family member? She is not behaving like a 15yr old. I think there is more to it.

  • Collen - 2010-11-18 15:16

    First of all, other students were watching - that says a lot. Kids watch too much television nowadays, and often, itedify themselves with Western celebrities whose music videos are full of kak. "Democracy"

      robertgunning - 2010-11-18 15:38

      Placing blame on "western influences" when anything negative happens is very narrow sighted. I agree that kids do watch far too much television but parents should be more responsible when it comes to their childrens viewing habits. I'm not sure what point you are trying to make with the "Democracy" comment. Again, its always easier to blame someone else rather than those that were actually involved.

      louwhan - 2010-11-19 02:07

      I agree. Seems like the fabric of society has become toilet paper.

      Sluggo - 2010-11-20 05:25

      Well said, Collen!!!

  • robertgunning - 2010-11-18 15:22

    What about the drugging claim? Was this also fabricated? Regardless of which, they all broke the law and should all be charged with statutory rape.

      green_goblin - 2010-11-18 16:17

      if you read the story properly all three WERE charged with Statutory rape.

      robertgunning - 2010-11-19 12:47

      I read the story properly, you hadn't read my comment correctly. I was agreeing that they should have all been charged with statutory rape. I was not saying it had not been done.

  • paulgertzen - 2010-11-18 15:31

    ??

  • goyougoodthing - 2010-11-18 15:34

    Hold on, she is 15 and 2 of the boys are 14 - so surely she is also guilty of statutory rape?

      KyleAssassin - 2010-11-18 15:58

      What, can't you read, she was also charged - not hard to understand?

      green_goblin - 2010-11-18 16:18

      must be battling to read because 1 boy was 14 and one was 16

  • Jacques Schoombie - 2010-11-18 15:37

    Now what?

  • LibranDiva - 2010-11-18 15:39

    She must have discovered that it was filmed and then decided to cry rape, maybe maybe not but clearly only they know what really happened that day.

      Henriette van Eeden - 2010-11-19 11:00

      I agree. Lots of fun until everyone has seen it! If it was rape, she wouldn't have changed her story. I'm not a conspiracy theorist - no one convinced her or bribed her to change her story. Probably simply a case of trying to get away from a rape charge by now admitting it was concensual. As for being drugged - alcohol consumed willingly will have the same effect. But yes - I agree that only they know what really happened and the sad thing about such young boys and girls engaging in these type of activities is that they don't realise what consequences it might have....which is why they cannot consent according to the law. This whole thing is just so sad to me.

      gmck21 - 2010-11-19 14:49

      same thing happened in durban. a girl was fimled dropping her drawers in the middle of over point city shopping centre a few years ago...... dunno if she cried rape but i do know it stirred a big pot of trouble

  • VOTED! - 2010-11-18 15:44

    I hope they charge her with defeating the ends of justice and crimin injura

  • Luscious - 2010-11-18 15:48

    look, one never knows the full story, she could of been bullied/bribed by the boys's parents to change her mind. One never knows. Only the 3 involved will know for sure. But yes DeonL, Vroeg ryp, vroeg vrot for sure!

  • Makutu - 2010-11-18 15:51

    NEVER trust women. They are born liars. My brother was a victim to a crime of this sort and I whitnessed a young girl willingly sleep with two guys at the age of 15. What I can say is that these women have the ability to just cry and say that they are raped when they are caught. Or if they are not caught, they were just having fun and it's a secret. Then some punk will have to pay lobola for this same person years later. I'm sorry but these so-called African traditions are outdated. Tehse women are skelms I tell you. Big time skelms.

      LK8 - 2010-11-18 19:16

      "Never trust women. They are born liars" Wow, sir, that is quite a bold statement to make. Generalisations like that have never gotten anyone anywhere. I agree that it is ridiculous that SOME women use 'rape' as a false excuse, and it is highly offensive and insensitive to any women (or men) who have actually been raped. Having said that, this is not a trait of every female out there. Don't you dare lump me in with those sorts of women.

      Makutu - 2010-11-18 20:12

      I wouldn't say it applies to every female man. The same way not all men are rapists.

      walshcraig - 2010-11-19 12:41

      @ Makutu - That's very narrow minded and fighting talk, rather juvenile there young man.

      LK8 - 2010-11-20 19:22

      Well then don't say things like "Never trust women. They are born liars." It implies you believe that about ALL women. Either change your attitude, or your choice of words.

  • Honeybabe - 2010-11-18 15:51

    She is realy playing with fire...crazy ppl are walking around her and she says its a consent activity, hmm? i pray she doesn't get raped in real life! What then?

  • Soapbox - 2010-11-18 15:52

    They should be charged for possession and distributions of child pornography as well.

  • Francois - 2010-11-18 15:56

    now let me tell you your little angel is a little devil.... it`s only you the parent that thinks other wise.

  • Anthony - 2010-11-18 15:59

    SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK..................... WHERE AND WHAT HAVE THERE PARENTS COMMENTED, DO THEY HAVE PARENTS!! PLEASE LETS GET RID OF THIS DECAYING ROT THAT IS EATING OUR SOCIETY AND HAVING OUR CHILDREN GROWING UP WITH NO RESPECT,HONOUR AND MORALITY FOR LIVING LIKE A HUMAN BEING SHOULD BE LIVING......................

      Sluggo - 2010-11-20 05:27

      Well said, Anthony! The word 'education' is a beautiful word. It comes from the Latin 'educare' which means to raise up, to take from the lowest degrees to the highest spheres of knowledge. The object of education is to feed, expand and strengthen the intelligence. It is certainly not to feed young minds with perverted instruction, in the name of tolerance? The example that our so-called leaders are giving to our youth, is an example of perversity, the effects of which no-one can estimate! The reign of democracy is the reign of ignorance, corruption and the most barefaced immorality, under the mask of the most refined hypocrisy - far worse than the workings of any previous government this country and its peoples have had to endure. Democracy is the death of our schools; it is the degradation of our youth under the clever guise of 'human rights'. It is the reign of tyranny and the loss of liberty. While the ignorant believe they are doing a 'good job' they are being deceived and are poisoning the springs of life in our children. Our children are being offered fables, lies, and husks, with which to appease their hunger. The books which are the most proper to instruct our youth, are marked: 'forbidden'. They are the victims of an incredible system of moral and intellectual blindness - under the fallacious notion of having them 'educated'? All this 'human rights' business is but an allurement to deceive honest, but too trusting youths. Our young people are being drowned in a sea of desolation. What kind of moral education can a young person receive from a constitution that believes they can live as they please? Whether we are religious or not, we, each of us, are well aware of the difference between right and wrong. Life is a matter of choice - we have been given conscious minds and with these minds we know the difference between good and evil. Again I say, democracy is the enemy of light and truth.

  • Joy - 2010-11-18 16:02

    I believe this story (that it was consensual) Kids are starting earlier and earlier with their sexual exploits and experiments. Personally I blame the parents of these kids for improper moral and ethical upbringing.

  • alexander.lombard - 2010-11-18 16:03

    In UK that is the age when children start getting pregnant through consentual sex

  • Clare - 2010-11-18 16:03

    How much pressure do you think was put on her to make her change her story?

      Mr.Glum - 2010-11-18 17:38

      @Makutu. Are you speaking from experience or from your cultural point of view?

      Melvyn - 2010-11-19 10:17

      no pressure was put on her,she was part of the movie so dont defend her.she was scared her parents will find out about this.she was never raped.what was she doing on top.rapists are always on top to put themselves in.

      Clare - 2010-11-19 10:42

      And if she was drugged as was earlier reported?

  • Chris - 2010-11-18 16:04

    In that case DR ZEEK.....i'm guessing that just about a third of the teenagers in this country need to be charged if i listen to the statistics my wife runs through, which by the way serves a government medical clinic in the Western Cape.

  • Bernd - 2010-11-18 16:05

    Its a cultural thing.

      Makutu - 2010-11-18 16:23

      A 10 year old Spanish girl gave birth last week. A 15 year old British girl also gave birth last week. I guess it's also a cultural thing. Please my man. Let's not divide each other with such comments. The NP did a good job in dividing us. The ANC is trying to go in the same path, it's up to you as an individual if you are going to allow that to happen to you also.

      Jo - 2010-11-18 18:48

      I agree with you Makutu - foolishness occurs everywhere. We can't be held responsible for the craziness everywhere else, but as the citizens of SA we need to get our act together and change what's happening here, and fast. Everyone with sons and daughters needs to have a deep discussion with them tonight.

      Stuart - 2010-11-19 12:44

      Yea Makutu, I agree. All cultures has idiots and problematic individuals among them. Individuals need to be accountable, as you said.

      cat.the.smack - 2010-11-19 13:11

      That is a terrible thing to say. I am a white woman and I was raped by a white man when I was 16.

  • PB - 2010-11-18 16:13

    @DrZeek = agree, the kids are ALL guilty - and that includes the voyeers. Says a lot about the teachers if they did laugh about the video as alleged by the girl's sister(unconfirmed). Cultcha and all ...

  • Emile - 2010-11-18 16:14

    Makes one sick!!! Don't know what is actually worse: Getting gang raped at 15 by a 14 & 16 year old or actually having consensual sex with them. I hope they get convicted and removed from society. Just shows you how absolutely sick our society has become.

  • j.malemmer - 2010-11-18 16:23

    It takes 2 to tango. Is it a cultural thing? Why I'm asking is this. My previous garden technician had a baby with a women down the street from our place. He had another 2 with a girlfriend in Mamelody. He had 2 with his wife in Limpopo somewhere. Why? The one is as guilty as the other!

      Daniel - 2010-11-18 17:52

      Hey Malemmer.., well it might be. if you consider that the white Pastor Ray Maccoly from Rhema also doing the same things. Jimmy Swaggart too, by the way.. Bill Clinton.. rings a bell now?? The point is, anyone without Jesus in their hearts is animal. Black or white. Full Stop.

      gmck21 - 2010-11-19 14:52

      daniel so if dont have jesus in my heart im an animal??/ hahah fun to poke at people not christen.... but god forbid anyone try tell a christian their beliefs are wrong. what a hypocrite!!!!!

      LGVS - 2010-11-19 20:32

      Just look at our president. He is the perfect example of high morals. Or is it his culture?

      LGVS - 2010-11-19 20:34

      I totally agree with Daniel!!!!

  • Mr.Glum - 2010-11-18 17:46

    Perhaps a school porn ring caught out and now they have to cover their wickets. Who knows, they might just discover that a teacher or two were involved. I also think that this is just the tip of the iceberg as far as sex at schools is concerned.

  • Daniel - 2010-11-18 17:57

    I'm told and understand that its rife now. Its happening, every school, every day, every weekend..everywhere. Teenagers dont watch pornography anymore. They make their own. Camcoder, Cellphones and whatmore.. My imagination cant cope when i try to imagine the teenagers of year 2030.. Super Demons. I hope that its true that God will burn this earth for good in 2012. Even so, Come Lord Jesus. Your children are tired of this Sick, filty, demon possesed, satan loving World.

      tomanic22 - 2010-11-18 18:24

      Wow, you used alot of adjectives. South Africans are such self righteous prudes. Lots of kids have sex at 15 (I did and I turned out well.) Ok, I didnt do it in the bathrooms with my buddy filming it but hey, maybe they will learn from this. Sex is natural anyway, no need to be bringing up the devil and other baddies.

      Prophet - 2010-11-19 11:13

      not satan's fault this time - he was in a meeting with me on that day

      WeZo - 2010-11-19 15:31

      wow guy. trust me, the way u speaking about the world God loves. He is not ur biggest fan. Sex is natural, we just made an age for it. but God made our bodies ready at the age of 13 already. tell me why? or is it just a test to see who will hold out until they turn 18?

  • mcsapw - 2010-11-18 18:27

    Ag, just another sordid story, both boys & girls just dirty little sluts. No sense in wasting time over this, stop fretting. Media, haven't you got something worthwhile to report?

      Jo - 2010-11-18 18:52

      I guess the latest HIV stats are just a myth to you, right? Unprotected schoolyard sex = pregnancies, possible lifetime need for ARV's for mother, father and baby. The dumbness of our times is tiresome.

  • SteveC - 2010-11-19 06:32

    And from what racial group are they? I rest my case

      Fairy.Queen - 2010-11-19 08:26

      Race has got nothing to do with it! Grow up!

      Makutu - 2010-11-19 08:32

      LOL! Dude... If you were in spain, they would be Spanish, England - Caucasian. And whatever. It's got nothing to do with race. Absolutely nothing.

      DandyLion - 2010-11-19 09:59

      @Steven You are a small minded twit! White kids are doing this as well, only it gets swept under the carpet. And there are tons of indian, coloured and white thrash girls in Sunnyside pretoria, under 16 years of age, selling their bodies for a hit of heroin. What's truly scary is not the fact that it was BLACK kids, but that it was KIDS that did this. Put things into context man!

  • Matthew - 2010-11-19 08:01

    lol. Schools are a joke like the rest of the country, i don't remember this when i was in school over 12 years ago! Education system is stuffed and its such a pity because they supposed to lead the country when we all old. BLEH!

  • Jacques - 2010-11-19 08:29

    Could she possibly have been intimitated into changing her story?

  • Dnt8 - 2010-11-19 09:20

    cry wolf one too many times ...and eventually the ones truly been abused and raped get overlooked.

  • Joe - 2010-11-19 09:28

    Is this not a subject offered at that school? They will pass with distinctions and go on to become famous porn stars. They will make more money than most of you making comments here. Good marketing. This video clip was just a promo.

      gmck21 - 2010-11-19 15:35

      WTF.....

  • Greegs - 2010-11-19 10:00

    Under age sex is against the law.....all of them should be punished!!!

  • SymbolOfLife - 2010-11-19 10:00

    If it was consensual, why was she drugged as reported in earlier reports?

  • shirls2311 - 2010-11-19 10:33

    They are all still underage and should be charged with statutory rape, so that others are warned that it is not legal to continue with this behaviour. You now have 8 and 9 year olds raping each other or having sex... charge them all and make examples. It will be the only way to deal with the lowering morals in this country. Last time i checked - Boys had to be 18 and girls 16 before they can consent to sex of any kind.

  • Thoughtful - 2010-11-19 10:44

    I really feel sorry for these children, they are after all only children. We all make mistakes in life, some bigger than others. I hope they will get the support and guidance from their parents, families, friends and communities to make right. Instead of pointing fingers and pretending that we are better than them, we should be standing next to them helping them correct their wrongs... maybe if this is how people saw the faults, we wouldn't hear such sad stories!

  • k105.wolf - 2010-11-19 11:12

    So is the headlines going change from Gang-rape to Group-sex?

  • missy_t - 2010-11-19 11:41

    This girl had sex willingly, regretted it, then cried rape. It's a slap in the face for real rape victims and it just makes it harder and harder to be believed. Imagine another school girl actually gets raped this week? Who's gonna take her seriously? I say prosecute them all and make an example of them. For the girl add on the charges of perjury and for the guys add on the charges of creation and distribution of child pornography.

  • sandra.j.rennie - 2010-11-19 12:30

    And they want to know why the AIDS figures are so high in this country ?

      gmck21 - 2010-11-19 15:33

      EXACTLY

  • alison.langan - 2010-11-19 13:57

    Teenagers do stupid things everyday, what I want to know is where were the teachers seeing that this happened on school grounds during school hours?!

      John Seloa - 2010-11-19 14:09

      Eishh!!!!

  • John Seloa - 2010-11-19 14:17

    Enough has been said here. I think I can make some conclusions, now that we all know that the girl was ON TOP, NOT DRUGGED, and that she lied. The SA media is just too sensational about things. I think it is time we all ask ourselves, "what is there to be done in order to have credible media?" I feel gatvol everytime I look at distorted facts and a whole lot of kak written by our media, especially M&G and News24. Next time, you useless media jokes, do your homework before giving us such junk stories without facts. I hope you all go to hell sooner than you think. You are even more useless that the ANC itself. You can't triangulate around issues. Looks like you just react by writing stories and no RESEARCH. Sorry if I sound rude but I am just a little bit annoyed at our incempetent media. This will be the reason I relocate to England. Full Stop.

      gmck21 - 2010-11-19 15:34

      ENJOY THE SHITTYN WEATHER AND WARM BEERS MATE

  • gmck21 - 2010-11-19 14:45

    i understand sex at school happens. BUT A GANG BANG??? if it was consensual and i am saying IF IT WAS. wtf is up with this young woman????

  • LGVS - 2010-11-19 20:15

    What will actually happen to them? They will probably just receive a tap on the knuckles with a: “Naught, Naughty! Don’t do that again.” Their buts must get a good bruising from their parents. They are just “snotkop kinders” and should be in class under supervision. What is going on in that school concerning discipline?

  • dorcas - 2010-11-20 00:24

    What exactly is the director of public prosecution hoping to gain by prosecuting three minors for statutory rape? These kids need help, not persecution. And sorry to disappoint all the puritans out there, but there are many many underage kids having sex in SA, probably the majority - and likewise it is not uncommon for girls as young as 13 to have kids throughout SA, as anyone who works in government maternal health can tell you. And until we realise that our kids need our guidance and not our persecution, we will continue to fail them.