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Rape survivor, 8, gets new artificial eye

2012-07-20 07:45

Johannesburg - An 8-year-old Gingindlovu girl, whose eye was gouged out when she was raped, has a new artificial eye, the Witness newspaper reported on Friday.

“She didn't want to take the eye out again, and wanted to return to school as early as tomorrow,” said Rita Khuzwayo, a preacher who had taken pity on her.

The final fitting of the eye was done on Thursday. The eye was made because she was teased at the new school she attends because her previous artificial eye was too small for her socket.

She was taken to the Durban University of Technology where Peter Furber, a lecturer in dental technology, made a more precise-fitting artificial eye.

In April, she was dragged into a sugarcane field, raped, and her left eye gouged out. A 15-year-old boy was arrested for the crime. The case against him is pending in the Mtunzini Magistrate's Court.

Comments
  • TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-07-20 07:49

    The fact that children tease her is disgusting. Those kids need to wake up a bit and learn some respect.

      koo.doyle - 2012-07-20 08:01

      Totally, they all deserve a good hiding. Disgusting.

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-07-20 08:30

      Expel the little buggers!

      bond.ndalo - 2012-07-20 08:45

      they have no idea what she has gone through, drastic steps must be taken against anyone who teases her.

      Bless Boswell - 2012-07-20 09:13

      Not condoning it - but even nature us like that . Animals will always pick on the weakest or the disabled.

  • lucky.maduwa - 2012-07-20 07:58

    eh kids will always be kids,how do you tease such,

  • itumeleng.mogaki - 2012-07-20 08:04

    Sick bustard must rot in hell, God bless the child.

  • carpejugulim - 2012-07-20 08:08

    Still doesn't take away the fact that she should never have been raped or assaulted in the first place

      Jeanet - 2012-07-20 08:56

      What irritates me the most is 13 women have been raped and killed in 2007 in that same sugar cane field. why don't they do anything about this place. it seems to be a home for this rapists. when one gets arrested another one comes in.

  • lawrence.masoes - 2012-07-20 09:18

    This country has a lot of sick people! Let's do some soul-searching, some self-inspection and I bet we are centuries away from civilised beings that we thiink we are.

  • lawrence.masoes - 2012-07-20 09:19

    This country has a lot of sick people! Let's do some soul-searching, some self-inspection and I bet we are centuries away from civilised beings that we thiink we are.

  • lorrainesuh - 2012-07-20 10:05

    I see News 24 deleted my comment where I said "15yr old Bastard should be castrated and hanged by his balls" News 24 don't tell me you supporting what this evil boy did to the innocent little girl.

      Tahseen - 2012-07-20 15:45

      Agreed! and please don't give me the bullcrap about children who too "young" to have criminal intent. If they can actually commit the crime, who cares what their intent is? Punish him and for once set an example!!!

  • susan.paul.330 - 2012-07-20 10:53

    what case is pending, there is no case, he raped this child, dug her eye out, he is guilty, he should go to jail..

  • Cindy Mendes - 2012-07-20 11:13

    We are living in a sick world!!!!!

  • shellerjc.rjc - 2012-07-20 13:20

    I will post my message again. Lets see it be deleted AGAIN. The Case is pending. Translated it means he will get off scott free due to insufficient evidence.

  • Serenity002 - 2012-08-24 13:44

    What sort of a monster gorges out the eye of a child?!? Bring back the death penalty!

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