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Graaff-Reinet man arrested for raping girl

2012-02-18 23:11

Johannesburg - A 24-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in Graaff-Reinet for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl, said Eastern Cape police.

The man reportedly approached the girl as she was walking home from a gaming centre on Saturday evening around 10pm, said Warrant Officer Norman Holtzhausef.

He said the man took the girl to the Lincoln high school grounds where he apparently raped her.

The man was expected to appear in the Graaff-Reinet Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Comments
  • TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-02-18 23:33

    If I find I am dying of cancer, I am going to make a concerted effort of killing all these mofo's. I will expect the rest of SA to shelter me, or do the same. I will debate it with God if I get to Heaven. I am SICK of this. It's a 3 hour drive. I guess she was wearing a mini skirt? So you had a licence to rape? I CHALLENGE EVERY MAN IN SA TO COUNCIL AT LEAST FIVE OTHER MEN THAT THIS IS WRONG!

      aardvarkie - 2012-02-19 00:21

      There's no excuse for rape in any circumstance, especially of an innocent little kid. I've also always said that if I get some terminal illness I'll spend the rest of my days hunting down and exterminating vermin like this rapist. I think most "normal" guys like me wouldn't keep company with male friends who thought rape was okay, so there wouldn't be anyone to council. I did break a guys nose once after he grabbed a girl between the legs as she walked past him at a nightclub quite a few years back - the bouncers threw me out, but it was worth it.

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-02-19 01:06

      aarvarkie, I don't mean your immediate friends. I am talking about approaching complete strangers and debating with them. Did you read the FB comments on the N24 article when the ANCWL did a mini-skirt march in JNB? Some of us are still stuck in the dark ages. Just because a child is walking the street late at night doesn't mean a pervert has the right to rape her. I just want to remind everyone that there are a lot of children running households because both parents have died of AIDS. We need to think about this and find ways to help these children - not only the NGO's - but every citizen of SA. Including you, mr Mkuluba.

      deadlypixie - 2012-02-19 05:34

      I got the skit kicked out of me at the local when i attacked someone i saw putting something in a 15yo girls drink. I think that society id in a major decline here with good old fashioned morals being the first to go. How would these people react if it were their mother/sister/girlfriend/wife/child/significant other that were being raped? I think that they too would be up in arms. It is time we tagged these guys and published their crimes along with their faces in an offenders register available to all so they can be monitored bu their peers and family members.

      carpejugulim - 2012-02-19 08:21

      What needs to be brought back are the child protection units, failing that some good old fashioned Bounty Hunters. More importantly than either of those there needs to be a change of mindset that criminals who have been found guilty are no longer Royal Game and have more rights than law enforcement or the public does. Prison sentences need to be a deterrent NOT a holiday with a bed, 3 meals a day and a roof over one's head at the tax payer's expense. All of the above is do-able when people join together and start making the same demands.

  • raudhiyah - 2012-02-18 23:52

    why is a 12 year old walking around ALONE at 10PM?

      aardvarkie - 2012-02-19 00:16

      My thought exactly, no 12 year old should be walking around at that time of night, it's far too dangerous.

      Livvi Krige - 2012-02-19 03:29

      Exactly my thoughts. The parents need a kick in the pants and need to take responsibility for what happened. How coulld they even allow her to be at a gaming room alone until that time of night!!!!!

      Tony - 2012-02-19 05:16

      While I agree it is irresponsible to allow young kids out so late at night, - these kids should be able to walk about freely in safety. The reason they can't is because ...... Firstly, our moral value system has collapsed see JZ sex romps and grootbek Malemas NYDA kissing parties at our expense for proof. Secondly our safety and security system has collapsed - the policeman on the beat, who wants to serve and protect ... Rather than merely earn money ... Legally or illegally, see Selebi fraud case for proof. People - regardless of gender, age, race or location should be allowed to walk about freely, but can't, so that whole diatribe about the Freedumb struggle is actually hogwash ... We all becoming prisoners....

      Michelle Kirsten - 2012-02-19 06:53

      I agree with Tony. Parents are responsible, but BLAME THE RAPIST! We spend such a lot of time giving rapists scapegoats.

      Gail - 2012-02-19 10:30

      Her mother is probably not at home and when she is too exhausted to set the rules. My housekeeper (who lives with her children in a township) rules her kids with a rod of iron. EVERYONE has to be inside at 6p.m. (including her husband when he was still alive). None of us who live in the burbs realise what these people have to live with. We weep and wail when it's done to one of ours and build walls and install security systems. Over the 24 yrs she has worked for me I have educated and advised her and she has never once worked over holidays when there is noone to care for her children. She goes home at 3.30 in the afternoon so that she can ensure that SHE is safe and get her children in. One can start here to assist and educate in your own home by realising that these are mothers carrying enormous loads and assisting them with practical things. I dealt with the fallout from a statutory rape of an impregnated girl and provided alternatives to abortion as well as counselling. People asked why I had got involved - people in places like childline! Volunteer and become an advocate. I teach it to my older students and taught my sons one of whom wnt into disadvantaged schools as a law student to teach kids at schools what their rights were re sexual harrassment.

  • The-Azanian - 2012-02-19 00:24

    name and shame...where will kids be kids if some lowlife morons are seeing preys in them.

      Sinudeity - 2012-02-19 01:02

      Indeed.

  • Sharon - 2012-02-19 00:35

    Foolish girl!! Why didn't she phone her parents? I'm sure they would have picked her up, rather than have her walk home. Her decision to walk home will haunt her forever. As for the horrible rapist - I hope your goolies rot and fall off, so that you can never ever do this again.

      Tony - 2012-02-19 05:18

      Agreed!

      deadlypixie - 2012-02-19 05:39

      In Corsica the penalty used to be to tie the the perpetrator to a tree and cut off the genitalia so he could watch himself bleed to death.

      Garth Baldwin - 2012-02-19 07:04

      @ Sharon: She is only twelve, cut her some slack! Pointing fingers and blaming the victim is the WORST possible thing!

      Sharon - 2012-02-19 08:43

      Garth, my heart bleeds for what she had to endure, but it was preventable. We all know how dangerous it is for a female of any age to be walking around after dark, it goes with the territory, and is most unfortunate. People here say it shouldn't be like that, we should be free to walk when and where we want, but this is reality, and we have to deal with it. Remember someone is raped in SA every 17 seconds, and that is based on reported rapes only. Our children, even boys must be made aware of this, because nobody is really safe. I apologise if I sounded harsh but it upsets me that she will be scarred by this experience forever, when just a phonecall could have prevented it.

      Keabetswe Prince Mathabathe - 2012-02-19 08:49

      So what if de young gal is used 2 takin dat road every day & her parents are workin. I dnt think de victim should B blamed. As a person u nid 2 feel safe @ any tym of de clock, what we nid is a death penalty dat's all.

      Trudy - 2012-02-19 09:16

      Sharon, you are probably right, assuming that she does have a phone or had access to a phone and there are parents that she she could phone. The fact is that we do not know her circumstances.

  • Pierre - 2012-02-19 05:07

    I bet you this guy, more accurately scum, is white.

      ReapWhatUsow - 2012-02-19 05:16

      And what colour is the 12yr old???

      Tony - 2012-02-19 05:24

      Does the color matter? Should it matter?

      Sally Mogashoa - 2012-02-19 05:33

      rapist must be castrateD

      Sarel Brits - 2012-02-19 06:35

      1st the colour of his skin does not matter dumb ass Pierre if he is proven to be guilty hang him and if it turns out to be a white man cut the offending parts of and then hang him because a white man should not do such things.

      Michelle Kirsten - 2012-02-19 06:47

      Sheesh! I bet you this guy, more accurately scum, is a GUY. With a penis. They apparently come in all colours, you moronic Frenchman. See, I guess you're French because of your name.. I must be right, ne??

      Sarel Brits - 2012-02-19 07:12

      He's most probably black but his Mom wished he was white and French hence the name he should have been lucky of cleva Boy or Happy

      Manny - 2012-02-19 08:12

      Is it not always the majority who have the higher denomination of any given within a society? I would say that Graaf-Reinett's majority would be coloured, not that it matters really, and that the child could also come from the same race?

      Keabetswe Prince Mathabathe - 2012-02-19 08:33

      hw does ur mind cum up with dat, this jst shows ur stupitism. Race has nothin 2 do with dis, imagin if it ws ur sista "IDIOT"

      Pierre - 2012-02-20 08:28

      Yes of course you are all absolutely correct that colour does not matter. However you were also quite predictable and I was waiting for it. Now if I would have written, “this guy is black” would any of you have responded?

      Pierre - 2012-02-21 10:24

      Yes right, I did not thought so.

  • Cristina - 2012-02-19 08:09

    Sick Sick Sick bastard!!!

  • Keabetswe Prince Mathabathe - 2012-02-19 08:42

    u knw i read an article abt rapists almost every day & its only young gals dat suffer. Its abt tym de Government brings back de death sentence caus nxt tym I'll b reading an article abt my young sista being raped. De country is no longer safe 4 our younga sistas, sies!!

  • Benjamin - 2012-02-19 19:07

    He will get bail,and will rape again.That is the norm in our country.

  • Dale Hyland - 2012-02-20 07:22

    I think that the parents should take responsibility for what has happened. 1st of all who allows a 12 year old to be out till 10 @ night KNOWING that this poor child would have to walk home at that time? i think these parents are extremely irresponsible!!! I'm 19 years old and i am terrified to open my gate @ night, i cant understand how walking home alone in the dark is even an option the parents should allow

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