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South African wants death penalty in US

2011-05-01 22:14

Johannesburg - A South African arrested in Texas last month in connection with four murders has sought prosecution in a death-penalty state, the Sunday Times reported.

"He kind of made mention that he wants to come to Ohio because New Mexico does not have the death sentence. He wants the death penalty," Akron police department spokesperson Michael Schaeffer was quoted as saying.

Muziwokuthula "Muzi" Madondo, 33, was arrested on March 28 in Houston, Texas.

While in police custody he confessed to the murders of Maritzburg College old boy Zanzele Mdadane, FirstMerit Bank vice president Jacquelyn Hilder in Ohio, and the murders of father and son Bobby Gonzales and Gabriel Baca in New Mexico

Madondo also rejected the South African embassy's offer to put him in touch with his family.

Johnny Moloto, South Africa's deputy ambassador in Washington DC said without Madondo's consent, the embassy could not contact his family or comment, as this would be a violation of Madondo's privacy.

Madondo was accused of corruption and mismanagement involving university funds at the University of Durban-Westville in 2003 during his terms as Student Representative Council president.

Madondo, originally from Richmond Farm outside KwaMashu, entered the US in 2008 as a theology student.

Comments
  • edvermaak - 2011-05-01 23:06

    Let him fry - pity he had to go all the way to USA to ask for execution. It should be his democratic right (and ours) for him to be killed here - and we'll do a better job if we were allowed to... just like all other murderers in this country should be killed.

      Para-gun - 2011-05-02 06:58

      This guy wont fry because the constitution of RSA is against the death penalty. THE RSA government will apply to the USA gov to have him returned to RSA to serve his sentence here. Thats why he hass asked to be moved to a state that will sentence him to death if he stays in new Mexico state he will have to serve his sentence and the government cant do nothing. This guy is ANCYL material.

      ptaguy1983 - 2011-05-02 16:58

      @Para-gun. One of the most insightful comments I have read in a long time! I agree 100%

  • edvermaak - 2011-05-01 23:08

    I guess that the point I missed is that this guy must think that even death in USA is better than life is SA.

  • james4usa - 2011-05-01 23:19

    He will be fried in Texas the problem is how soon. Some of them have spent 20yrs on death row @ $47,000 pa + legal fees.

      Larissa - 2011-05-02 15:23

      The World Prison Brief places South Africa's total of 166 267 prisoners, - can we send all of them to US?

  • Yoni - 2011-05-01 23:57

    That's my boy!!!

  • tokoloshe - 2011-05-02 01:20

    Let his wish be your command!!!!!!! one less scumbag on this earth whom nobody will miss! may you rot in hell

  • Marcell - 2011-05-02 01:49

    poor soul

      Rolie - 2011-05-02 08:42

      More like @rsehole!

  • Lord - 2011-05-02 02:31

    To: Razzo Corporation Get me right Razzor,I have never condoned any murder or any crime against anyone in my life.Thats why I said let that guy face the music for what he did.What I disagree with you is your use of words like 'darkie and bush'.I guess you guys in South Africa have got a lot of work on your hands to deal with the scourge of Crime over there.If I may ask Razzo ,what have you done to help to reduce the crime rate in your country.Have you left it all to the Govt to sought it while your countrymen are being terrorised by senseless thugs day in day out.Come out of the shell Razzo.Remember the old saying that a house divided upon itself will obviously fall.Engage your fellow countrymen black and white especially blacks, those who share your feelings about crime.Work out solutions.I have South African Friends here in NZ both white and Black and I know their attachment to their country of SA is so great that,if it wasnt for the crime rate and other issues they will be in SA right now.As as you guys keep on putting one another down,you will end up destroying the country you all love.

      blouseep - 2011-05-02 03:48

      What do you suggest SA's do to reduce the crime rate? What are you doing, as a NZer to reduce the crime rate in NZ, for instance? SA's are spending a fortune on personal security and private policing. They are involved in neighbourhood watch programmes and insist on controlled access to suburbs or move into secure estates. You can be as friendly and co-operative as you like with people from other races in SA, but that still won't stop criminals from barging into your house in the small hours of the morning to rape, torture and murder. I have known many good people in SA, some of them working with AIDS victims, who have fallen victim to senseless brutal murder. Violent crime in SA is random and knows no bounds - age, sex, race doesn't matter. Everyone is at risk all of the time. Yes SA's are attacking and blaming one another, when in fact SA's government is supposed to take care of law and order, not so? Previous governments could, why not this one? This one could, during the World Cup soccer, why not every day? That's what SA's pay tax for, isn't it? The govt is failing the people of the country - BIG TIME.

      Razzo Corporation - 2011-05-02 05:26

      Do you find the stuff you say in fortune cookies or cut-and-paste them from websites online...?

      Rasky - 2011-05-02 08:14

      Lord you a real chop, Razzo is quite right!!

  • Lord - 2011-05-02 05:06

    To: Blouseep Dear Friend You asked very good questions,of which I will try to help with some few ideas and what I know is change can come soon and you guys can enjoy living in your country and be proud of it at the same time. Firstly,you South Africans have a strong back ground of activism non violence that is.Talk to your friends and neighbours ,organise yourselves into community groups.Organise yourselves into voter groups,pertion the Govt.Help organise similar groups in other provinces,who share your concerns.Your objective should be clear,eg zero murder and rape.These days its easy to organise with the advent of social networking sites your task may become easier.Do not live other races from this crusade,if you are black involve as other races,if you are white involve and invite everyone from other races as well. If your community becomes strong I assure you,that your voice will be taken seriously,by whoever who wants to aspire for political office.Your community can help with voter education.Its commendable that you guys have neighbourhood watch committes and private security but these adhoc measures. Criminals hide within the community,win the communities from where these criminals hide to your side.Solicit help from corporate SA,sell your concerns to these guys,they will help,after all this crime affects them as well. I wish I could say more,I need to pick my daughter from school hope to chart to you soon.

      Razzo Corporation - 2011-05-02 06:59

      Ok, this dribble is too long to be coming from a fortune cookie - must be cutting and pasting it from somewhere... that, or this darkie is the brightest 'diesel mechanic' ever..

      Hugh - 2011-05-02 07:34

      Are you serious? Come accross and tell that to those who business is crime related. Our jails are over flowing with 155,000 criminals with as many on the street. An army that size can control a country. Criminallity and lack of respect for general law or anothers property has been bred into a large portion of SA citizenry. An simple example is that everyone knows not to pee against a public wall or space. In SA this is the norm even in busy cities. The strench of pee is everywhere. Now tell us again how education and chatting is the key to success. Our is a mindset change. A complete flip flop of attitude.

      Isabel Jones - 2011-05-02 13:53

      Blah, blah, yadda, yadda ... please take note of the fact that South Africans HAVE organised community policing forums, set up neighbourhood watches and petitioned government (they don't give a rat's backside anyway), to sort out the high crime rate, however the criminals are one up on 'Joe Citizen'. The smart ones move into secure neighbourhoods under the guise of being a normal, upwardly-mobile family, with kids too, so that no-one suspects them of criminal dealings. Their kids, in turn, are trained to befriend the neighbourhood children, enquire about domestic staff movements/days worked, establish the presence or absence of an alarm or armed response, identify potential easy pickings, and find ways to enter the home. The youngsters are then put through the open windows of vulnerable homes (yes they can fit through cottage pane windows!) to gather whatever is of value and pass it through the window to the adult 'family' member, after which they stroll back to their suburban home as if nothing happened. How do I know this? Happened to my home and others in our complex - cars stolen and homes broken into while this family lived amongst us. Thefts stopped when they moved out. Family with the surname 'Dlamini' rented homes in complexes in Kempton Park. Father apparently worked for a garden service in Midrand, but was always flying somewhere up into Africa. (Strange how my laptop ended up in Ghana?? Some idiot tried to blackmail me into sending R 20K to get it back!) Hmmm...

  • Dog!! - 2011-05-02 06:59

    Only in the RSA can you demand things yet when our people move outside of the country's borders - and that include specifically politicians - then they believe they can enforce the SA constitution as if it is International Law. Haven't they learned that SA does not run the world!!

  • Spartan - 2011-05-02 10:06

    How difficult it must be for the ANC to anticipate the coming death of one of their chommies...and there's nothing they can do about it. This is great, second best to the elimination of Osama. I guess the ANC will obtain no votes in Texas. Hang 'em high.

      Paul Mandla Nkosi - 2011-05-02 11:39

      Sadly I do not see anywhere where they say he is ANC. How did you figure that out or being black means you ANC?

      Isabel Jones - 2011-05-02 13:52

      Blah, blah, yadda, yadda ... please take note of the fact that South Africans HAVE organised community policing forums, set up neighbourhood watches and petitioned government (they don't give a rat's backside anyway), to sort out the high crime rate, however the criminals are one up on 'Joe Citizen'. The smart ones move into secure neighbourhoods under the guise of being a normal, upwardly-mobile family, with kids too, so that no-one suspects them of criminal dealings. Their kids, in turn, are trained to befriend the neighbourhood children, enquire about domestic staff movements/days worked, establish the presence or absence of an alarm or armed response, identify potential easy pickings, and find ways to enter the home. The youngsters are then put through the open windows of vulnerable homes (yes they can fit through cottage pane windows!) to gather whatever is of value and pass it through the window to the adult 'family' member, after which they stroll back to their suburban home as if nothing happened. How do I know this? Happened to my home and others in our complex - cars stolen and homes broken into while this family lived amongst us. Thefts stopped when they moved out. Family with the surname 'Dlamini' rented homes in complexes in Kempton Park. Father apparently worked for a garden service in Midrand, but was always flying somewhere up into Africa. (Strange how my laptop ended up in Ghana?? Some idiot tried to blackmail me into sending R 20K to get it back!) Hmmm...

      Isabel Jones - 2011-05-02 13:55

      Oy ...how did my previous post end up here?

      Isabel Jones - 2011-05-02 13:59

      Paul Mandla Nkosi ... we did the maths: black name, corruption and mismanagement of funds, murder ... ideal candidate for ANC cadre deployment to some parliamentary position... need we say more? Besides, ANC supporters believe that all whites support the DA so conversely he must be ANC.

      Paul Mandla Nkosi - 2011-05-02 14:02

      Isabel Jones, that's a stupid generalisation

      Spartan - 2011-05-02 17:23

      Well Paul it seems you're offended, just like the ANC got offended when the UN aided the civilians against Gadaffi. Yet before the UN's assitance the ANC was mum on the innocent killings of helpless civillians...just like the no-action stance the ANC took over the "genocide" of white farmers in Zim. Come to think of it Jacob hasn't made a statement on the elimination of Osama and his family... The fact is the ANC will never implement the death penalty in South Africa because it will loose 90% of its support before the next elections.

      Paul Mandla Nkosi - 2011-05-02 18:14

      Sadly none of the political parties will implement a death penalty, just live with it.

  • IrenĂ© - 2011-05-02 10:56

    Im guessing he is disturbed- not necessarily evil. maybe thats why he wants the death pebnalty because he knows he did is wrong and cannot ever redeem himself. He went over as a THEOLOGY student, what is it with the Xtian faith?? Maybe he thought he was doing what god wanted. never know with the religious quacks

  • Doublepost - 2011-05-02 12:41

    Never mind the death penalty there. WE NEED IT HERE!!!

      Paul Mandla Nkosi - 2011-05-02 14:03

      Sadly the DA is not going to bring it back either

  • Monica - 2011-05-02 14:47

    Please kill him, we got enough murders running loose including our POLICE.

  • Monica - 2011-05-02 14:48

    Please kill him, we got enough murders running loose including our POLICE.

  • Carolyn - 2011-05-02 16:11

    Give him what he wants, at least he will be out of the way

  • What de D... - 2011-05-02 17:39

    this woodweka is gonna get what he deserves...deep-fry his ass!!

  • Donald Mathray - 2011-05-02 19:39

    Hi All Most of the crime is organised by the mafia-eastern european,chinese and the japanese triads.All these thugs have found a place in the sun in SA.They have connections in govt.police and business.The face of crime in SA is actually white with black backing(govt/police) and black crime workers. The issue of rape is both borne of a patriarchal society, an uncaring police and a violent society. Lets start by toning down our anger and relate to each other in a respectful way.Support the police by elevating their status in society and stay away from the mafia-isolate these criminals.

      What de D... - 2011-05-02 19:50

      harden up boet!!!

  • Ian - 2011-05-02 21:09

    give the man what he wants, cook him good

  • trunkbutt - 2011-05-02 21:33

    Give that poop skin what he wants!

  • LadyJJ - 2011-05-03 11:26

    This is a brave guy...or maybe he is tired of living

  • Tracy - 2011-05-03 13:30

    A theology student - and he kills people. What is this world coming to. So sad, would've thought someone studying christianity would have more compassion and love.

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