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Man gets 16 years for raping wife

2012-03-28 22:47

Johannesburg - A 38-year-old man was sentenced on Wednesday to 16 years imprisonment for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and two counts of rape, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

"The man, who cannot be named, was sentenced by the High Court sitting in KwaDukuza to seven years for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and a total of 31 years imprisonment on two counts of rape," said Captain Thulani Zwane.

"He will only serve 16 years in jail as the other sentences will run concurrently. He will further not get a parole before he serves 10 years of his sentence."

Zwane said the man was arrested after he raped and assaulted his 32-year-old wife on October 24 2011, at their house in Wasbank.

"Her hands and legs were tied up with a rope and he burnt her thighs with a hot iron," Zwane said

Comments
  • phathuchicos - 2012-03-28 23:04

    16 really like sixteen...are they joking? What message are they sending to the community? If pricks like these wwho claim to own an individual dont get a harsher purnishment

      Thelma Tshiovhe - 2012-03-28 23:27

      what is going on in this country? it doesn't matter if u rape or kill any more, u just get away with it, sjoe is a jocke and a shame to our country, i wish i can just vanish and go and start my own country were there is no ppl

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-03-29 00:13

      Azanian, he burnt her inner thighs with an iron. We don't need polite language for this - he tried to annihilate her womanhood. He should be removed (permanently) from society. If not the death penalty, at least at work camp where he pays off his debt to society, and works for his children's future.

      jody.beggs - 2012-03-29 07:26

      It couldn't be more clear. The government with its stance on rape, couldn't careless about woman, just like a typical chief that owns the people. And by siding with the criminals on murder by not encouraging harsher sentences for repeat offenders and two strikes on murder! Murder 2 people and you've taken away your right to live. cANCer also needs to hand out UN-doctored stats so everyone can see how bad the problem is. Rape should not be the national pass time anymore. Damn the man, save the South African woman from sexual violence.

      wynand.bothma - 2012-03-29 09:00

      Yeah and the Lotter monsters get 10 years... I can go on and on! Our justice system is failing us. We all deserve better.

  • Masemola Eddison - 2012-03-29 04:19

    people r lost in our days,marriage's determined by happiness a maturity,youth tend 2 thnk its possible with de career money dey earn to build a home,of whch it'll only build a house,if those people ever had found happiness in them,none of dis damned things could hev happened,remember,married woman r cursed women,elaborating:wen 2 people get married dey make a vow to God,so dey automatically curse demselves,b careful frnds

      Schmee - 2012-03-29 07:29

      Hau, in my marriage we treat each other with respect and love. Yes we have our differences but we don't hurt each other in solving them. This has absolutely nothing to do with a marriage either this is just an example of one bad abusive man. He would have done it to her whether they were married or not.

      J-Man - 2012-03-29 08:45

      @ Masemola - do you think its 'cool' when 'ju rite like dis?' Its not. Its retarded.

  • Jayson - 2012-03-29 04:37

    Just because she is your wife. That doesn't mean you own her. She has her rights as a human being. What kind of man are you that you have to rape your wife????? Surely that should be a mutual consent of a loving couple to consent in making love. You obviously have to rape her to get some, because she finds you so repulsive.

  • Muruti - 2012-03-29 04:56

    This is sad&cruel indeed.

      Eugene Walters - 2012-03-29 06:38

      16yrs! is that all somewhere else he would be sentenced to death what a country

  • Toofaan - 2012-03-29 05:03

    I don't get it. With the number of criminals who go to jail for 10 years and then come out and just repeat the crime, you'd think the judge would have thought of the danger to his wife and society in 10 years time. I really think that these judges who let monsters free on the streets after a token sentence should themselves be held accountable with possible jail time for re-visiting these criminals on society.

      Ben - 2012-03-29 05:35

      I am also blaming the judge. The same way we are blaming Selebi and Cele, like so many others. If people are not qualified to do a job, they should not be appointed. Who appointed him and who appointed his senior. So we can go on. That will take you up the line of seniority to where? It is not difficult to work out where this ends. What is the cause of all these problems in our society?

      Bibi - 2012-03-29 12:16

      @Ben: and our next police chief is apparently Mduli with a rap sheet as long as my arm, albeit now a clean one. but still. There is no one to look up to - from Zuma, most government officials and police chief - all have dubious characters and records ranging from rape, murder and fraud. The average person really do not care who is in power, but would like to see a fair, honest and just government.

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-03-29 05:34

    Non-consenting BDSM

  • Marina - 2012-03-29 06:18

    Why can't they name this pig? Amazing how criminals are protected and decent law-abiding citizens are fed to the lions. Is it because those in power protect their own?

  • Carry - 2012-03-29 06:23

    Yhe man with no name strikes again.

  • Ngaka - 2012-03-29 06:59

    Aowa bann...after getting him locked up,throw the key away.

      Thandekile Pokolo - 2012-03-29 08:23

      lock him and throw the in the middle of the sea

  • Jabu - 2012-03-29 08:01

    Cut of his ......too. Fock!!

  • Kegodile - 2012-03-29 08:19

    16yrs in jail without having sex dat would make him more strong whn he came bck 4rm jail

      Julie - 2012-03-29 09:50

      @KEGODILE, I don't think it would make him stronger - just think of it - "PAPPA" WAG VIR HOM!!! And I hope PAPPA and his mates rape him so much that he'll realise what his wife went through when he raped and tortured her... PAPPA and the gang will also give hiim the SLOW PUNCTURE in the process - now, THAT would be justice for the piece of filth...

      Phepishi - 2012-05-06 19:57

      He may have sex right in the cells, if you know what I mean!

  • notshokovu - 2012-03-29 08:19

    This guy is sick how cn u rape yo own wife and ban her thighs???? Surely therez something wrong with him.i still think 16yrs is too little 4 such behavour.

  • Talente - 2012-03-29 08:33

    but this doesnt make sense. lol how can u rape ur wife, i do agree that the guy assaulted the wife but to rape her thats crazy i say he didnt do it. maybe they had an Intercourse day before and semen was found.

      Jennie - 2012-03-29 08:47

      People like you are the reason that this country is F.....up. He does not own her she has the right to say NO. And I did not know the sex meant tying her up and burning her with an iron

      nokuthandwa - 2012-03-29 08:54

      if someone says NO (whether the person is your wife or not) then they mean NO. People who say what you've just said make me sick! Woman have rights too and no man has the right to force himself on anyone. You are condoning rape!!! Good luck to your wife or future wife if you're not married. You'll probably be raping her for the rest of her days because you feel entitled to her body! And you still add "LOL" to your comment. SICK!

      J-Man - 2012-03-29 08:55

      Yeah... I can see what kind of person you are... "how can you rape your wife"? Are you serious?

      Schmee - 2012-03-29 09:59

      Talente is not a talented thinker.

      tiaan.fourie - 2012-03-29 10:43

      I think you should go learn what the word "Rape" means before making uninformed comments like that. Of course it is possible for you to rape your wife. If she says no, and you tie her up and have sex with her. Do you just call that sex? Or is it foreplay? I'm curious to learn what you would call that? If not rape...

      Christopher - 2012-03-29 11:35

      @Talente lol you a schmuck!

  • Ashley - 2012-03-29 09:59

    Eish, this guy is watching to much porn, the fetish or S&M type!

  • ludlowdj - 2012-03-29 11:48

    He should have dicorced her and walked away like a real man. No court in the country would grant a wife who habitually refuses to have sex with her husband maintenance in respect of herself any more than they would sympathize with the a husband getting divorced for refusing to sleep with his wife. REFUSAL OF CONJUGAL RIGHTS IS STILL LEGAL GROUNDS FOR A DIVORCE.

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