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Satanic ritual case postponed

2012-01-17 13:44

Johannesburg - Six youths accused of setting two girls alight in an alleged satanic ritual will appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court again on February 2.

Prosecutor Colleen Ryan said the matter was postponed on Tuesday because "a certain aspect needs to be seen to before they can be indicted".

She declined to elaborate.

Tuesday's proceedings were held in camera as one of the accused, a 15-year-old girl, is a minor.

Ryan said the next appearance would be at the magistrate's court, but that the matter would soon be moved to the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

Set alight


On October 21, Kirsty Theologo, 18, was doused with petrol and set alight on a koppie behind the Linmeyer swimming pool in Julius Street, Johannesburg.

She died in the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital a week later.

Her 14-year-old friend was also burnt, but survived. She underwent skin grafts and scraping treatment to limit the physical damage caused by the fire.

Lindon Wagner, 21, Robin Harwood, 18, Harvey Isha, 23, Lester Moody, 18, and Jeremy King, 18, remain in custody. They were denied bail in November.

The 15-year-old girl was previously released to the custody of her parents.

Comments
  • Ashley - 2012-01-17 13:52

    And this is what happens when you don't take your kids to church!

      Squeegee - 2012-01-17 14:02

      This is also what happens when you don't know where your kids are and what they are up to.

      Hans - 2012-01-17 14:02

      Oh yes... the church that preaches that Satan is real. Nice.

      Lufuno - 2012-01-17 14:03

      It doesn't matter whether you go to church or not.It's up to you as to which direction in life you would like to follow. What about all the pastors that are molesting young boys in church ?

      Buzz - 2012-01-17 14:05

      People kill people, so you can leave religion out of it.

      Hans - 2012-01-17 14:10

      I must add that only ex-Christians turn to satanism. Atheists are atheists. Period. Do the obvious thing and bring your children up with good ethics and morels but keep the paranormal and the sky daddies OUT of your house.

      Jango - 2012-01-17 14:14

      Nope. Numerous wars around the globe for centuries were created by the Church - and still are. This is what happens when there is a complete lack of education and society breaks down. Youths using any Hollywood or Playstation reasoning to perform certain rituals and acts, whilst education in the home and at our dismal schools does not exist. Add boredom, drugs, street status pecking orders, and lack of ambition to the score. Your so called churches still have leadership playing with little boys, mass human-rights abuse for women, and believe that violence will be rewarded in some future life as long as it is alligned with 'good' intent. Even sects of Churches in the same religion cannot agree and are inspired by leadership to wreck havoc on their neighbours. Look at N.Ireland and Iraq - just as an example. The Vatican owns Trillions whilst the world starves. The most cruel Dictatorships are underpinned by Churches. Church and God are not the same thing, the former is a corrupt vehicle used by man to inspire mans deeds and desires. Giving someone an education, social acceptance without misdemeanour, hope, and more importantly - discipline - is what will resolve such problems. Churches simply breed my best behaviour on a Sunday morning for the neighbours to see.

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-01-17 14:22

      ah ashley...your comment shows exactly why you go to church...SATAN dont exist sonny he is just like SANTA just with a little word arrangement... but i respect your views maar ja nee...shame.

      J-Man - 2012-01-17 14:35

      @ Lufuno: Well said!

      J-Man - 2012-01-17 15:02

      @ Ashley. Cr@p!! I don't go to church and I don't go around burning people.

      Godfrey - 2012-01-17 15:35

      Jeez - it was you sky daddy believers who invented Satan.

      eugene.vandermerwe - 2012-01-17 15:44

      The Greatest thing the devil ever did, was to convince man he does not exist. . . . .believe what you want, the day of judgement will come!!! It's true that the churches of the world are corrupt, but God lives!!! Every house must be a church, every head of house should be a preacher and teach his family out of the Bible. But God lives and the devil exists!!!

      Godfrey - 2012-01-17 17:07

      eugene.vandermerwe Let me say you've done a splendid job standing up for your beliefs. I am extremely impressed with both your directness and the strength in which you presented your faith. I can say with almost no hesitation whatsoever that you've fulfilled your duty as a Christian and impressed both God & Jesus, as well as most every Christian worldwide with your comment. As an atheist I have to admit you have stumped me and I repent. Your god and jesus divinely exist. Hallelujah!

      jody.beggs - 2012-01-17 17:16

      @eugene.vandermerwe. Was Jesus or Satan the Morning star ? Or are they the same person ? Damn the man.

      DanielDennett - 2012-01-17 18:16

      And this is what happens when you take your kids to church! Who taught them all this BS in the first place?

  • cepotgieter - 2012-01-17 14:03

    why was this seen as a satanic ritual?

      Sithando - 2012-01-17 15:16

      Because the little devils said so, even told the skin colour of satan. Remember that one who used a samurai sword in one school in Krugersdorp ? they are the same species.

  • Max - 2012-01-17 14:06

    Does it matter in who's or in what's name the act was committed? They are screwed up finish en klaar.

  • Nitro - 2012-01-17 14:15

    Hang all of them!!!!

      shandukane.moshatana - 2012-01-17 14:47

      so that they can meet their father satan

      jody.beggs - 2012-01-17 17:19

      I don't believe in the death penalty , an innocent person might get the axe , but give them three strikes. Third strike there outta here , permanently , then you will have enough evidence not to sentence innocent man and serial killers automatically get the Axe. Damn the man.

  • nchukana - 2012-01-17 14:22

    They need to be burned alive too. So that they can feel how painful it is to be burnt. These are not kids, ag little evils.

  • shandukane.moshatana - 2012-01-17 14:45

    y a ne satanic...thats not ayoba.

      paulmandlankosi - 2012-01-17 18:49

      And your point is....?

  • Louise - 2012-01-17 14:49

    It is sad to see how people can attack each other. This is so sad and satan just sit and enjoys the ride .... satan is real as is Jesus Christ, if you want to believe it or not. Unfortunately a girl died because the children of today are so gullible and believes anything you tell them. Lets change what is happening today and give our children better education and better understanding of what is happening in the real world. I pray today that we as parents and friends and children will take time to understand each other and to listen to each other.

      Buzz - 2012-01-17 14:56

      Funniest comment of the day "Unfortunately a girl died because the children of today are so gullible and believes anything you tell them" So that's why churches have sunday schools

      Godfrey - 2012-01-17 15:33

      @Buzz Yes, louise is becoming well known for pathetic and funny comments. @louise. You keep posting nonsense and ignore requests for citations. Obviously you are just making these assertions up or you believe what some mammon loving pastor tells his sheeple. "children of today are so gullible and believes anything you tell them". Perfect. A perfect description of yourself.

      peterjohnjnb - 2012-01-27 01:18

      I just love how Christians use the "Jesus is real whether you believe it or not" line to get out of having to provide any substantial proof on the matter, genius. Tell me, where was he exactly when this terrible thing was being done?

  • Louise - 2012-01-17 15:13

    Maybe a good example of kids that belong at home or at least where their paents know they are, in the company of older youngsters, and maybe under their influence. Would you let your 14/15-year old daughter hang out with 23-year old guys? Would you really...? Or don't you care....?

      jody.beggs - 2012-01-17 17:21

      What do the parents have to say ? Aren't they to blame too ? Damn the man.

  • VOVO247 - 2012-01-17 15:27

    Kids? Lol, these things are evil by choice and are just a small drop in the ocean of them, look around Rosettenville these guys are all over the place, and in their numbers they are pretty powerful. Problem is far greater than you know, & they are even going as far as to threaten the family of the affected girls to drop charges. The problem is when we execute these things then we become the evil ones. This has caught the attention of some powerful people on both sides and short of gang wars it will be interesting to see just how powerful our pathetically liberal justice system actually is

  • frans.grobler3 - 2012-01-17 15:28

    Don't forget we were all kids at one stage - all done stupid things. Been there done that just lucky. Satan or any other excuse is Bullsh"t. Check out there ages and think again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sigmund - 2012-01-17 15:35

    pappa wag vi julle

  • craigm.net - 2012-01-17 16:14

    These kids are just sick, plain and simple and should be locked up behind bars for life!!!

  • rodfor1435 - 2012-01-17 16:16

    Funny how quick people judge hey..........I do not condone what these young people did.....who or what influenced them is not important.....what is important is that a young girl lost her life and another's is surely destroyed but so are the lives of the perpetrators.Isn't it sad though that so many lives have been destroyed and whether or not the perp's will be sent to jail their lives will be forever changed and/or destroyed.....I can't even imagine what the girl, who lost her life so senselessly, parents / family must be going through.

  • Lincoln - 2012-01-17 16:50

    I dont recall anybody calling the guy who burnt Staggie the gangsta in Cape Town back in the day a satanist??

  • rodfor1435 - 2012-01-17 16:59

    @LINCOLN If you had read the articles leading up to this one you would have noticed that the girl who died had her palms cut and blood smeared on the bible......also there was demonic signs found at the place where the 'ritual' happened

      Lincoln - 2012-01-17 17:17

      Sorry rodfor.... first time i read anything about this, so the above article was obviously not informative enough for me.... Anyway, my point is in these cases there are always a trend to pin it on satanism, especially when non black people are involved (which im assuming to be the case by the names in the article??), but as soon as a black person kills, maims or burns something human, its blamed on "muti killings" The end of the day, whatever they "label" it as, the F@*ers who's guilty should burn!

  • ISO - 2012-01-17 17:08

    Satanic ritual is probably an escape line, never the less God and Satan does exsist - acts of good and evil happens everyday, you might just be too blind to see it or believe that its not related too good or evil. Unfortunalty its one or two in the group who has a bad influence on the rest, which is usually the case and a sad one it is!

  • Maitseo - 2012-01-18 08:24

    why do they keep on naming these things kids? they are grown,you cant be that age and be that stupid!

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