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Patrolling cops bust man raping woman

2012-05-05 14:42

Johannesburg - A man was arrested after being caught raping a woman in Soweto, Gauteng police said on Saturday.

Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said police were patrolling in Jabulani at around 03:00 and noticed two people struggling in the veld.

"At first it looked like two people were fighting but upon closer inspection we realised it was a woman being raped," Makhubela said.

The 27-year-old woman appeared to have been drugged before the rape. She was taken to hospital for treatment.

The man will appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Comments
  • john.wilken - 2012-05-05 14:46

    And yet another story of a savage rape in our country. When is this ever going to stop?

      Squeegee - 2012-05-05 15:14

      Pity he did not resist or run.

      Al - 2012-05-05 15:30

      Should have used his exposed tottie as target practice. Boom! Head shot!

      Charles Dumbwin - 2012-05-05 15:42

      Savages !!!

      Tsotsi-Dur - 2012-05-05 16:37

      Well, #Power to the people

      Philip - 2012-05-11 15:07

      Tsotsi... WTF? Power to the people?

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-05-05 14:53

    I must say that this is great news but I wonder why the cops, doing their JOBS, makes news. Is this the first patrol they have ever done? Possibly, judging their presence in Durban (none) in years. Rest of country must be similar.

      En - 2012-05-05 15:21

      What a stupid comment. How often are rapists caught in the act? Which is why this made news

  • Shirley - 2012-05-05 15:02

    Lets hope with police testimony the damned charges will stick and the sick @ss will get to spend the rest of his sorry life in jail!!!

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-05 15:35

      Too often they get bail (even when they are already out on bail for same/similar offence), then if it's the first time they've been caught (a legal nicety known as a first-offence), they usually get a suspended sentence. Then we have numerous legal classes of rape and each of these carries varying minimum sentences. Finally when they go to jail it's usually for a short period then they are released early for good behaviour, usually back into the same community where the victim lives. A person can get 22years for stealing money and yet only 2years for rape. These human rights laws we have are all very well and good in a functional society where rapists are few, But in a dysfunctional society, where rapists are plentiful (allegedly 1 in every 4 men), we need different laws to deal with this scourge.

      Shirley - 2012-05-05 15:41

      Lacrimose: I agree,there have been numerous cases of offenders out on bail who have commited more crimes. I personally feel that due to our staggering crime rate-violent crimes like rape,assault,murder should NOT be given bail at all!

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-05 17:20

      @thumbsdown - 84% of rapists have prior convictions. They show little remorse for their actions. I have to assume you're part of the 84%.

      George - 2012-05-05 18:23

      Maybe the judge will release them on R500 bail and give them over to the care of their community, if you know what I mean. There is a high degree of vigilance in the township. The poor man must have been drugged himself to attempt it. What if he were discovered by the women's relatives instead? One can only hope.

  • Africanism - 2012-05-05 15:05

    I'm just happy the police didn't join the rape but helped the victim.

  • simon.sindane - 2012-05-05 15:05

    It must b sumtin in da water dat da Sowetan's drinkin,dey r associatd 2much wit rape tis days hai

      Irene - 2012-05-05 16:16

      Is the reason you can't spell because of something you drank?

      Dee - 2012-05-05 17:51

      So Simon - it's nothing to do with water. It is time that the vast majority of African men realise that their rampant SEXISM IS THE SAME AS RACISM. ie. Treating women as 'less than'; as property; an entitlement to abuse is unfortunately endemic in this country - and every man needs to examine their attitude - and the good men out there start an education movement.

      simon.sindane - 2012-05-06 04:03

      Irene,u must b a sowetan! Truth hurts

  • Grace - 2012-05-05 15:07

    SA's national sport! He'll get off on some technicality. Sickening

  • georgebrightons - 2012-05-05 15:12

    Well-done SAPS. Keep it up SAPS. This rapist should have been motivated by Meneer KOTZE\The Modimolle Monster\ in Limpopo. The white bastard.

      Squeegee - 2012-05-05 15:16

      Troll Alert!! Get back down your hole and stay there.

      Irene - 2012-05-05 16:18

      Why bring 'Meneer' Kotze into this? Are you maybe ashamed of the statistics amongst your culture?

      koos.vandermerwe.92 - 2012-05-05 16:28

      He was following his presidents example.

      koos.vandermerwe.92 - 2012-05-05 16:29

      Kotze didn't rape anybody. His black helpers were too willing to do it for him. Shows the mentality.

      Gee - 2012-05-05 16:59

      @ blackgeorge whatshisname: Let me take a wild guess here.....this is a white rapest....going into soweto to rape a black woman....??? didnt think so....!!!!rape, murder, violence...thats the only language a bottom feeder like yourself will ever understand ne?

      Smile - 2012-05-05 21:50

      Leonard - All rape must be condemed... however georgebrightons was trolling (you should know, since you do it) and he thought HE WOULD bring race into this. SO STFU DUMB&&S.

  • Lacrimose - 2012-05-05 15:15

    The mental health crisis in this country is beyond the point of no return. Even if we started tackling the underlying causes today, there are just too many dysfunctional people around already. In 2008 it was 1 in 5 that had serious mental health disorders. 4 years later, in 2012, it is now down to 1 in 3. Less than 25% will get any help

      Grace - 2012-05-05 15:19

      Its because we tolerate our pathetic judicial system. Instead of wasting our tax money on their lavish lifestyles, the government should build more jails

      Shirley - 2012-05-05 15:29

      It would help if the fixtures that are already in place actually WORKED! It would also help if children were raised properly! If our judiciary handed out the correct sentences instead of letting 17 year old rapists off the hook that would also help. Unfortunately in S.A. our government sits behind high walls and 24 hr security,with fat bank balances and have no comprehension of how the victims of our everyday crime feel! Worst of all they dont care!!!!!

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-05 15:44

      There's a point for all of us to ponder - what we as a society are prepared to tolerate and why. There was swift and cohesive outrage and insistence on action over e-tolling. We need to see the same, if not stronger, citizen action about rape and child molestation.

      Shirley - 2012-05-05 15:50

      Lcrimose: Good point! However for some unexplainable reason nobody has started the ball rolling! Any suggestions!

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-05 15:55

      Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa should visit EVERY rape/child abuse victim across the country. For just one month. Maybe then govt would find its humanity again and realise these are people, not statistics.

      Shirley - 2012-05-05 15:58

      Lacrimose" We live in hope!!

      Irene - 2012-05-05 16:20

      Lacrimose ~ With e-tolls it is a whole lot easier because the criminals involved were easily identified. With rape it's another story altogether and not so easy to take action against an unknown entity.

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-05 16:22

      @Shirley - struggling with ideas. This issue is still relegated to being something for 'women' instead of an overall societal issue. There's no single organisation advocating for change. So maybe we need to form one. I would like to see mass action because the govt seems to respond to that best. If we had the scale of support COSATU & civil society could bring.... :) Meanwhile we can protest and petition Minister for women and children Lulu Xingwana, ANC Women's League, support POWA, demand of our provincial and national politicians to get laws changed and applied coherently and consistently.

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-05 16:31

      @Irene - totally agree. It's a hidden enemy whose face is only known after the fact. So we have to start at the judiciary and work backwards. As I said in another post, even if we started today to treat the underlying causes, we have too many already in existence to eradicate this in a hurry. So we need different laws once people are caught AND we need those laws applied consistently throughout the country

      Johann - 2012-05-05 17:58

      Wel looking at the other comments 1/2will be more appropriate

      George - 2012-05-05 18:25

      Yes, and have you noticed most mental cases find their way into high government positions. Go figure.

      rudiwaan.joseph - 2012-05-05 22:35

      I HATE RAPE! Period, and thats the main issue!. Rape has taken place during our previous government's rule and since before biblical times. And make no mistake it is still as cowardly now as it was then! And in NO way can it be condoned it anyway! The government of today and neither the previous regime actually committed RAPE. It is the individual that does the crime and and such the criminal must be blamed and punished for the deed. RAPE also takes place in 1st world countries where the government and religion is not blamed. If the communities not tolerate these sick perverts(they are some bodies son, brother!husband,father or relative) and expose them for what they are,report them to police and not hide them,not appoint lawyers for them and disown them(obviously the law must takes its cause) ! These are things that can be implemented immediately and dont require a couple of years to change law! treat the perpatrators as outcast and not as normal members of society and they'' get the message soon enough that everyone's against this sh*t! Please focus on the main issue which is RAPE! i am a man, a father, a husband, a son a relative who most certainly would not want anyone of any race or creed or nationality to force himself on any relative or friend of mine! So i will do my bit in my community as of immediately!

  • Dalai - 2012-05-05 15:51

    deluded bonker!

  • Sechaba30 - 2012-05-05 16:04

    This Protea Magistrate court in Soweto should just be dedicated to rapists, its always handling such cases

  • Ngwana - 2012-05-05 16:24

    I am glad I am not staying in Soweto.

      Ntokozo Lima - 2012-05-09 12:16

      you are so childish! who said rape crime is committed only in Soweto? So if you were staying in Soweto you were gona be more concerned? Why not be similarly concerned even if you do not stay there? Else you might as well stop pretending to care whereas you care only when it affects you...you are just like these whites who do not see anything good in the black government.

  • Ngwana - 2012-05-05 16:32

    It seems like Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities is not living according to its expectations. They must be in the fore-front of condemning these kind of barbaric acts. They should see to it that proper measures are implemented to protect women, children and persons with disabilities.

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-05 16:49

      It's part of it but not all of it. Safety & Security also plays a role and our judicial system that has too many 'degrees of guilt' when it comes to violent crimes and a police system that will make a rape docket disappear for R1000.

      Erna - 2012-05-05 16:52

      This department is a total waste of our tax money. All the minister does is travel overseas and she can't do that without making a scene!

      Smile - 2012-05-05 21:52

      "epartment of Women, Children and People with Disabilities is not living according to its expectations" Thats an understatement. The whole ANC is messed up. :(

  • IcemanGP - 2012-05-05 16:38

    Well seeing how men have treated Jessica, I'm not frigging surprised. But big ups to the cops being there.

      nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-05-05 18:25

      IcemanGP true, Long thing and his frends are having a ball celebrating another rape but please don't use that scary word for you can mentaly injure them for life!

  • Kgaditsi - 2012-05-05 16:49

    The justice system must meet out severe punishment for this barberic behaviour.

  • Kgaditsi - 2012-05-05 16:49

    The justice system must meet out severe punishment for this barberic behaviour.

  • Sewela Marcia Rapudubudu - 2012-05-05 17:03

    What is wrong with soweto shoo there is no peace

  • Tumelo - 2012-05-05 17:05

    Soweto in the news, again!

  • Kate - 2012-05-05 17:38

    There were 295 cases of reported sexual crimes in 2011 in Soweto alone and 13987 cases in Gauteng as a whole. www.crimestatssa.com

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-05 18:37

      The statistics are horrific but still as a society we are not sufficiently outraged to act or demand action. So let's put it in a more meaningful way: In South Africa, the average sized family, one woman will be raped and two children will be molested. In your immediate group of friends and colleagues, 48% will have been raped and/or sexually molested. In your immediate group of friends and colleagues at least one will be a child molester and/or rapist.

  • Craig Hopkins - 2012-05-05 18:20

    Rapists should be shot. Prison is too kind to these animals

  • Ricky Bell - 2012-05-05 18:24

    Why bother going to court??!

  • Rampoka - 2012-05-05 19:05

    Wel done!!

  • thandiwe.margaret - 2012-05-05 19:54

    i dnt thnk dis rapist shud b gvn a chnc ta appear n court,...simple lt whoeva hu was raped tk da law n hr own n cutt off wat sims to b troubln da rapist simple

  • ziningi - 2012-05-05 20:11

    Seriously?????!!!!!!! WTF

  • Mmamorena Renie Motshwanedi - 2012-05-05 21:52

    Keep the good work up SAPS..*proud* I agree with Thandiwe on this one he should not be allowed to plead and should just be sentenced at his first court appearance.

  • Khetha Hlophe - 2012-05-06 03:46

    Still the woman should protect themselves under the circumstances. Its within them not to be in wrong places.A woman @ night in Soweto is not a conducive place to be for normal people.

      Ntokozo Lima - 2012-05-09 12:04

      you are another brainwashed...what do you mean? ppl who live in Soweto are not normal??? ignorant!!!

  • Jonny Lee - 2012-05-06 07:45

    compare the zoo with a city, then compare Soweto with a city, uncontrollable animals that wants everything for nothing, including punjap.

  • Jonny Lee - 2012-05-06 07:47

    did the police officer help her or him?

      Ntokozo Lima - 2012-05-09 12:01

      You are pathetic...this shows that most of you are not necessarily concerned about the problems, even when something good is done to deal with the crime, u have the nerve to try to find something bad in that...I think you should pack ur backs and go to europe

  • edward.herbst - 2012-05-06 08:45

    Rape is no longer a crime in SA it is the national sport

      Ntokozo Lima - 2012-05-09 11:57

      I doubt if you are south african... this headline is about the arrest of a perpetrator of rape, which is something that is known to be a problem in S.A...-s there anything u wanna say about what the police achieved in that ordeal?

  • ronell.germshuys - 2012-05-06 10:48

    Unbelievable...the cops actually did their work for a change

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