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Man arrested for raping 7-year-old girl

2012-01-01 08:14

East London - A man was arrested for allegedly raping a girl in Butterworth, Eastern Cape police said on Saturday.

Captain Jackson Manatha said the 7-year-old girl was raped by the 28-year-old man on Wednesday.

The girl was walking home when she was attacked by the man.

Manatha said police traced the man and arrested him on Saturday.

He was expected to appear at the Centane Magistrate's Court soon.

Comments
  • coert.welman - 2012-01-01 08:26

    Someone like this, if found guilty of course, should have everything in the groin area removed. They should be forced to sit and pee like their victims. It is simply not human.

      Sifiso - 2012-01-01 09:23

      Yes I agree it is not human but it is also not animal-like. Can you imagine a 28 year old elephant raping a 7 year old one. These barbaric acts are totally unexplainable.

      Squeegee - 2012-01-01 13:35

      Send him to Afganistan so the lady with the knife can do her thing...

      goyougoodthing - 2012-01-01 20:13

      What is wrong with our country?

  • Yar - 2012-01-01 08:59

    As long as rapists (and all criminals) think that they can get away with their crimes, they will continue. This crime deserves the death sentence. The one sentence that guarantees no repeat offences.

      George - 2012-01-01 09:23

      Just like "follow my leader"

  • Anthony - 2012-01-01 09:00

    do the world a favour and shoot him.

  • Johan - 2012-01-01 09:21

    CUT HIS PENIS OFF. LEAVE HIS BALLS. HE WILL SUFFER.

  • Johan Britz - 2012-01-01 09:38

    Wow. Another rape in a black community. And yes, it is a black community. Nowhere but a black community does a 7 year old child "walk home alone". Come on Pixie, where are you now? Lets here it? In the last week alone I recall about 4 cases of rape, and not a single one in a white, coloured or Indian community. The prevalence seems to lean a little more to one side wouldn't you say?

      Barefoot - 2012-01-01 10:20

      Yawn!

      Ron - 2012-01-01 10:38

      Agree with you there Johan, all you have to do is look at percentage of colour in prisons, it will explain all. SAVAGES

      Pixie86 - 2012-01-01 10:56

      i knew you'd be here, jumping to conclusions again. For your infor i'm from butterworth and this place is pretty diverse! Where does it say on the article that the man was black or do you judge by the police officer interviewed? You have such a deep seated racist mind if you still convince yourself that only black people rape! The again, white people are so perfect. They don't rape. They do no crime- please get over yourself. I will say it again! Vikings! And does the existence of the sunday rapist escape your mind?

      Johan Britz - 2012-01-01 10:58

      Ron, I've heard arguments from blacks that state that the prison system is "racist" and is designed to let whites off the hook and jail blacks. Daft.

      Pixie86 - 2012-01-01 11:02

      and its amazing johan how you would know that there haven't been rapes in other communities? Do you go police station by police station asking? Do you base your statistics on coverage by the media? Ten people were probably raped last night, but there's no mention of it here. Not all rape cases are covered in the media! God! You're so daft!!

      Johan Britz - 2012-01-01 11:06

      Oh Pixie. Clearly you are a product of our recent schooling system. DID I EVER SAY WHITES DON'T RAPE? I'm saying blacks rape MORE THAN WHITES. Allot more. And if you are honest, do you REALLY believe the rapist to be anything but black? Understand my friend, there is a huge difference between racism and stating facts that can be verified. You just call it racism because you don't want to hear the truth.

      Barefoot - 2012-01-01 11:58

      Johan I'd like to see where you get ur stats. I think you are right about most rapists in South Africa being black but looking at population distribution i think it's not about being black or white.

      Sifiso - 2012-01-01 12:05

      @ Johan Britz "I'm saying blacks rape MORE THAN WHITES" ------------------------------------------------------------------ There's a higher percentage of rapes by blacks because there's a higher percentage of blacks in S.A. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ @ theO rAcLe There's a higher percentage of blacks in prisons because there's a higher percentage of blacks in S.A. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Now let's stop this racial debate and go have some Sunday lunch. Condolences to the girl and her family.

      Johan - 2012-01-01 12:29

      Sifiso. Don't you understand proportionate percentages? Lets say in SA for every 18 black men, there are 3 white men. If all were equal, if 6 of those black men have commited a rape then 1 white man would also commit one. Do you understand that? The issue is that the answer isn't that linear.

      Johan - 2012-01-01 12:33

      Some more. Every year there are about 1,700,000 violent crimes between Blacks and Whites. Of those crimes, Blacks commit 85%. The remaining 15% are committed by someone whom the U.S. Department of Justice considers "White," which includes most of the Hispanics resident in the United States. When you remove the Hispanics from the tally of "White" offenders, the proportions of B&W crimes shift to 90% having Black perps and 10% having White perps. So for each violent crime having a White perpetrator and a Black victim, there are 9 crimes having a Black perpetrator and a White victim. That's an astounding imbalance of violent crime, especially when you consider that Whites outnumber Blacks in the USA by a ratio of six. It means that Blacks are 54 times more likely to commit a violent crime against Whites than the reverse.

      Johan - 2012-01-01 12:36

      I find it amazing how Pixie can't wait to accuse people of racism, when all I'm doing it copy/pasting information freely available on the internet. Is the entire internet then "racist" towards black, Pixie? Haai shame. Google people, educate yourself if you care to. News24 doesn't tell you half of what is going on.

      Squeegee - 2012-01-01 13:40

      Johan, in the black community there are vast numbers of child led families. Children often wonder around unsupervised because thsy have no one to care for them. Many of those who do have homes are abused because they are easy targets. Rather than expouse your racist views go to www.harvestaid.org and help change some of their lives.

      spookhuis - 2012-01-01 13:40

      Ja Johan and the Sunday rapist is what colour. Your memory is very colour selective.

      Johan - 2012-01-01 13:51

      Squeegee, I do give aid. I donate money to the SPCA every month for abused animals and regularly donate towards poor families in my home town. Next?

      Johan - 2012-01-01 13:56

      spookhuis, ja, one white dude. And he raped how many women? 5? And I'm guessing here. And NO I'm not saying it is ok, its a disgusting act by someone with a twisted and mediocre personality. My point here is the LIKELINESS of a rape being committed. Do some Googling, please, before you get all liberal on me. "The average Black commits (reported) rape 4.4 times as often as the average White. If all rapes were reported, the Black to White ratio would be closer to 11.*"

      Consolata Lodya - 2012-01-01 13:58

      Johan, you would be suprised at how much rape takes place in other communities that are not reported or talked about. I work at rape crisis in cape town counselling the girls and boys that get raped. I normally work with the younger children and the majority of those that I do help are not black nor are their perpetrators. Its true that rape happens a lot in black communities and I believe that that is something that the black community offer to address. But that does not mean that this does not happen in other communities. For example did you know that a lot of rape happens in a certain muslim community in cape town and that the perpetrators are those that are respected members of the community because they are the sheiks of the mosques. Almost everyone in the community knows what is happening yet no one will talk about it until it happens to their child. Rape is a horrible crime, please dont turn this into a debate about race. What we should be debating is about how we as south africans should deal with this epidemic. I for one am all for the death penalty or at least chopping their 'other' heads off. These creatures are so disgusting and they leave their victims scared for life. I also think that we need to address the new epidemic of children gang raping each other. You wont believe how often this is happening. I honestly dont know what the appropriate type of punishment should be for these kids.

      Consolata Lodya - 2012-01-01 13:58

      Johan, you would be suprised at how much rape takes place in other communities that are not reported or talked about. I work at rape crisis in cape town counselling the girls and boys that get raped. I normally work with the younger children and the majority of those that I do help are not black nor are their perpetrators. Its true that rape happens a lot in black communities and I believe that that is something that the black community needs to address. But that does not mean that this does not happen in other communities. For example did you know that a lot of rape happens in a certain muslim community in cape town and that the perpetrators are those that are respected members of the community because they are the sheiks of the mosques. Almost everyone in the community knows what is happening yet no one will talk about it until it happens to their child. Rape is a horrible crime, please dont turn this into a debate about race. What we should be debating is about how we as south africans should deal with this epidemic. I for one am all for the death penalty or at least chopping their 'other' heads off. These creatures are so disgusting and they leave their victims scared for life. I also think that we need to address the new epidemic of children gang raping each other. You wont believe how often this is happening. I honestly dont know what the appropriate type of punishment should be for these kids.

      Johan - 2012-01-01 14:02

      Squeegee, and please explain to me how copy/pasting information from the internet constitutes racism??? From my experience its usually the ones that scream "Rasist!!!" first, that's the most racist. How's the weather on your planet? I pity you. Um, no actually I don't.

      Johan - 2012-01-01 14:09

      Consolata Lodya, thank you for a level headed reply. I agree with you, rape is evil no matter how you look at it. I am just trying to make a "side point" that rape is ALLOT more likely to happen in certain communities/cultures/in certain races, etc. But for re-posting information (and I'll even go so far as to now even call it "facts"), I'm accused to expressing "Racist" views? Um, exactly how? Should I/we just keep quiet? I would also love to minimize the cases of rape, def! You'd have the most impact though if you first target certain communities! Its fact, not "racism"!

      Johan - 2012-01-01 14:18

      @Sifiso. Regarding what you said to Oracle, "There's a higher percentage of blacks in prisons because there's a higher percentage of blacks in S.A.". That is correct AND incorrect. There are also proportionatelly MORE blacks in jail than whites, as compared to the population statistics. If criminal behaviour were the same you'd argue that out of 10 whites and 10 blacks, 5 of each would end up in jail. The truth though is that out of the 10 blacks, probably 7-8 would end up in jail compared to 2-3 whites. I'm amazed that you, as an architect, can't understand that very simple concept?

      Silvana - 2012-01-01 15:02

      @Johan. Of course it would lean to one side if you look at the racial split of the country. It will always be 9 blacks raping a child to 1 white raping a child. Simple maths. Don't forget about the white degenrates in Pretoria who produced porn movies with children.

      Johan - 2012-01-01 15:52

      @Silvana. I'm afraid you to fail to understand what proportionate means. According to you, if there are 1000 whites in the country, and 18000 blacks (which isn't the case obviously), that if 10 whites and 180 blacks go to jail, that's right, and it is. Its a linear graph between population and prisoners. The reality though is that blacks are up to 11 times as likely to commit a crime like rape. So it would be 10 whites vs 1980 blacks in jail. If you still don't understand it, please don't try to any further as you might injure yourself. Secondly, yes you do get pretty "kommin" whites that would do that, for sure. But take that, and the "Sunday Rapist" mentioned on this page, and you have probably 2-3 cases of rape committed by specifically whites that I could recall in the whole of 2011 (The "Sunday Rapist" himself did commit more than one rape, I know). Educated people might call that "isolated cases". In this WEEK ALONE, there have been 4 cases of kids being raped in black communities. What more needs to be said? I'm pretty tired of this topic now as the next case will probably be reported on within the next 2-3 days.

      Consolata Lodya - 2012-01-01 17:15

      I think that i'm going to get a lot of hate for saying this but I dont care. It is a fact that rape is more prevalent in black communities and this does have to do with the fact that there are more black people than any other race in the country but I dont think that this is the only factor for why rape is so prevalent in black communities. The question that needs to be asked is why there is so much rape and other crimes in the black communities. Is it because men do not respect women and their bodies. I am not saying that all black men do not respect women but I think that there is a deeper reason for why rape is so common in our community. @ johan I dont think that your statement the black men more than any other race in sa is racist but I think that assuming that the rape occured in a black community could be seen as racist and that might have to do with the fact that one might assume that you are implying that rape only occurs in the black community.

      Pixie86 - 2012-01-01 18:21

      do you read before you type johan? Amazingly, you seem to forget stating that raping is in a black man's dna? Remember writing that? You're so ignorant and copying and pasting from the internet? Hasn't anyone ever told you never to conduct research on the internet? Try journals where experts have taken time to compile statistics and not some blog!

      Johan - 2012-01-01 19:42

      Ag Pixie, you are just a blind retard. http://nationalvanguard.org/2010/10/racial-violence-in-america/ Don't forget the bit that says: "Sources: Census Bureau and FBI Uniform Crime Reports" http://www.therationale.com/the-duke-case-and-interracial-rape/ Don't forget the bit that says: "As the U.S. Department of Justice's National Crime Victimization Study (NCVS) has shown..." So the source of the numbers aren't just random thumbsucks, eh? Do you want more links? Actually, I'm done with your idiotic excuse seeking rants. I'll catch up with you in a day or two on a similar news article.

      justine.marais - 2012-01-01 22:03

      I can't believe I'm reading the black vs white rapist comments, really people, does it really matter if this child was black or white or if she was raped by a black or white? This child is 7 years old and has been stripped of her innocence! A rapist will be a rapist and it doesn't make it any less or more wrong if the skin colour is different! Really! Cut off his dick! I was raped by a white man. It doesn't affect the way I was traumatised, even if it was a black man. It stays a horrible crime!

  • Michael - 2012-01-01 10:01

    Cut his balls and feed to him. It must be the only meal he get for a month in jail, so if he finishes them in a day he will starve for the next 29 days.

  • Lebza Dikgetsi - 2012-01-01 10:17

    Castrate the basted

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2012-01-01 10:55

    Give me a well sharpened knife and I will gooi a braai and force the owner to eat his tail when i am taking wors.

  • William - 2012-01-01 11:07

    Animal

  • Jason Morgan - 2012-01-01 11:14

    THIS BUSTARD SHOULD BE HANGED HE'S A DISGRACE TO BE CALLED A MAN AND TO OTHER GENUINE BLOKES OUT THERE.OH MY GOODNESS WHAT WAS HE FEELING TO PUT HIS SMELLY SAUSAGE TO A CHILD AS THIS INNOCENT BABY.WE NEED A DEATH PENALTY BACK FOR MONSTERS LIKE THIS EVIL BUSTARD.

  • charockthony - 2012-01-01 11:20

    He just reped , couz no old woman or what , man r crazy !

  • Steyn - 2012-01-01 11:58

    That's it - he deserves the ultimate punishment for this crime (if found guilty). This behaviour shall not be tolerated - period. These perpetrators need to be removed from society.

  • Penny - 2012-01-01 12:17

    what the hell is it with Butterworth? maybe the 'general' policing district is used by media 24 reporters.Pixie,this is a sad indictment on the community as a whole no reflection on any particular race and maybe community leaders should ponder the constant violent crime rate in their area and act upon it accordingly. Chemically castrate all rapists, less taxpayers money spent on useless excuse of a human behind bars.

  • muhhamedvefa.dag - 2012-01-01 12:33

    Hang him

  • Lionel Nel - 2012-01-01 12:47

    It just shows you how sick the world has become with people that rape its shocking they should chop he's hands off and let him suffer nothing will ever change how that girl feels I hope he rots

      heather.moller1 - 2012-01-01 13:16

      Pixie86. Please Google "The video that will shock South Africa", maybe then you will keep your mouth shut and hang your head in shame.

  • Thembelihle Derrick Shezi - 2012-01-01 14:23

    Dear Lord! I thought this thing was over. The most unfortunate thing is that this rapist will be walking among us in no time as the DNA results are delayed. And as our politicians say: justice delayed is justice denied. Great job to the cops who traced him in such a short space of time!

  • Allan - 2012-01-01 14:26

    This type of a "person" should be removed from society after his testicles have been sawed off with a blunt instrument.

  • Perfume5 - 2012-01-01 17:08

    His sentence should be that he be handed a knife, and be told to cut his own penis off, whether he bleeds to death is no concern of ours. He has scarred this 7yr old for the rest of her life.

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-01-01 17:42

      I am beyond sick of these rapists. It's time we start being a lot more vocal and active about these cases. We need to know the Court, the date of trial and attend en masse. If we can toyi-toyi for salary increases, we can certainly take the time and effort to make sure this **** gets the maximum penalty - however inadequate that may be.

      Perfume5 - 2012-01-01 17:51

      Happy New Year Tania - love your comment. It is time we become a voice in the crowd and stand up against rape and murder in this country.

  • june.loeve - 2012-01-11 21:06

    Sick dirty old pervert

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