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Life sentence for raping mentally ill man

2012-03-12 18:15

Johannesburg - A Limpopo man was jailed for life on Monday by the Mankweng Magistrate's Court for raping a mentally disabled man, Limpopo police said.

Johannes Mpharanyane Mehlape, 30, lured his victim to a mountain in the Ga Moropo area and raped him on October 11 2009, Constable Moses Molepo said.

"Mehlape repeatedly raped the 48-year-old mentally disabled man. He was arrested on October 13 2009."

Comments
  • Nicholas - 2012-03-12 18:33

    It sounds as if the rapist is also mentally retarded. All these bizarre stories seem to come from Limpopo.

      Ad - 2012-03-12 21:25

      Hence the name Lim Po Po

      Art - 2012-03-13 04:58

      Limpopo.... CRADLE of the RETARDS!

  • Mikkel - 2012-03-12 18:34

    Speaking of good riddance of bad rubbish. Scumbag.

  • The-madKing - 2012-03-12 18:35

    This is so sick... shame on raping another man who is mentally ill even (i'm not saying raping anyone is right) . groot sies!!

  • Itu Santino Cortez - 2012-03-12 18:37

    Is this a good thing or a bad thing. #ChocolateBox #DropTheSoap #That'sJustNASTY!

      John - 2012-03-12 21:07

      Another nameless, faceless, spineless nitwit..

  • Ben - 2012-03-12 18:38

    Hope he continues his disgusting activities in jail.

      Vusi - 2012-03-12 19:47

      @Ben S Why would you hope that he "continues his disgusting activities in jail? If your father, brother or your son was to meet him in jail, what would you then say ...?

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-03-12 22:18

      I think Ben S meant on the recieving end.

      Art - 2012-03-13 05:00

      This fellow will get TIRED of "BENDING OVER".... ROFLMAO!

  • bluzulu - 2012-03-12 19:16

    SICK F**K

  • Alex - 2012-03-12 19:19

    WTF, raped in 2009. Its pathetic it takes so long!

      Vuyolwethu Sanele Gqwaru - 2012-03-13 07:44

      Welcome to south Africa my friend, we have the most F-up justice system ever, if it's not the courts postponing the cases for no apparent reason, it's the incompetence of the SAPS

  • hcrouse - 2012-03-12 19:32

    Limpopo really brings out the worst, it seems. Can't we just give it to Zim?

      Sameeha Patel Patel - 2012-03-12 21:31

      Y the f### do you people wana blame the whole freaken province. You freak. I'm from limpopo . Don't flipin blame us

      Art - 2012-03-13 05:01

      Limpopo...... where NOTHING happens,.... and that lasts all day long!

      arne.verhoef - 2012-03-13 07:01

      Sameeha, What?!

  • jc.smit - 2012-03-12 19:42

    I believe there is a special place in hell reserved for Mr. Mehlape...

  • pumza.wnym - 2012-03-12 19:49

    I think Mehlape need a thourough psychological assessment as he himself might be mentally challed.

  • dooskop - 2012-03-12 19:53

    I cant believe that a majority of our HUMAN race have turned out to act in such BIZZARE state of mind!!! It appears that the have a PENIS problem!!!!

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-03-12 22:20

      And you call yourself "dooskop" - go figure.

  • Gomoco - 2012-03-12 19:54

    i want to say something about limpopo but i won't, i won't go to that level as i know a lot of good, kind, caring people from limpopo.

      Art - 2012-03-13 05:03

      Like Julius Malema? Fighting the 'revolution' for the poor? (Whilst building a R16m bunker in Sandton?

  • chris.casaburas - 2012-03-12 19:54

    gone for life!!...Good Riddance A**hole...hope the other inmates are waiting for the van at the gates...you gnna get you some..

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-03-12 20:17

    Good, the bastard should also be canned in public, prison is not enough for these rapists.

  • Belinda - 2012-03-12 20:30

    what a sick society

      Sameeha Patel Patel - 2012-03-12 21:26

      I'm from limpopo... Don't blame the whole society if you don't know anythin about it missy..

      Teboho Mphaloane - 2012-03-12 21:49

      Sort of makes one wish he lived in the old days when such outrageous and unnatural crimes were punished by lynchings, stonings or burnings at the stake.

      Vuyolwethu Sanele Gqwaru - 2012-03-13 07:41

      This is the harshest punishment I've heard of yet in South Africa for a rape case, wish they would punish all rapists like this, especially child molesters

  • mluleki.simelane - 2012-03-12 21:00

    Limpompo and EC = Rape Capitals of SA

      Ticha - 2012-03-13 10:15

      my -uninformed- fellow south african. limpopo actually has the lowest rate of sexual offences nationwide (90 per 100 000) while western cape and freestate are the highest with 178 & 171 per 100 000, respectively. get ur facts straight before you poison others with your questionable statements yeah. but we must remember the high rate of underreporting too...but the bottom line, include facts with ur opinions people!

  • Teboho Mphaloane - 2012-03-12 21:44

    Reading this article made me realise something funny; our government prefers to call prisons 'correctional facilities'. This mean then that they're failing if someone has to spend the rest of their life detained because, they're clearly never going to be 'corrected'. So why not just hang them and house only those who'll still get out? They ARE Correctional Facilities after all...

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-03-12 22:26

      That is why they should be centres of punishment - not a rest camp. Work, work, work from the crack of dawn till the sun sets. Books only - no TV. Growing their own vegetables, learning skills. The Gov won't support this - they are giving tenders to their buddies to service the prisoners. It's all about milking the system. Besides, he/she may have an uncle, father, or niece serving a prison term.

      Art - 2012-03-13 05:05

      Thabo... Murderers, Child Abusers and RAPISTS, need to be dropped off behind the Shark Nets....with small cuts on parts of their bodies... to attract Great White's....

  • Jacky Mutsila - 2012-03-12 22:26

    this is absurd

  • sudika.harkhu - 2012-03-13 07:12

    I wish there would be equality in rape sentencing, i.e. life sentence for ALL of them. Some scum get off so lightly.

  • Nsovo Munene Hlatshwayo - 2012-03-13 07:24

    The rapist must be mentally disturbed,as well!

  • desmandjvv - 2012-03-13 07:40

    Id personally put him in a pen with 3 hungry pitbull dogs !!!!!NO wait let me think again,2 will do !!!!!

  • peppermentze - 2012-03-13 08:19

    Die Afrikaanse berig is gesluit vir kommentaar, wat doen julle engelse ouens dan reg? Wou net kom loer wat dit beteken: "by ‘n berg in die Ga Moropo-gebied ingelok"? Dankie.

  • Ashliegh - 2012-03-30 12:52

    his penis need to be burned by acid lol he is crazy too

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