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Soweto dad in incest horror

2012-05-09 09:48

Johannesburg - Police are investigating a case of incest after a Soweto man allegedly fathered up to three of his daughter's children, The Star reported on Wednesday.

The daughter, 33, and her three children, aged 15, 2, and 5-months, lived with the man, in his early 60s, in Soweto.

He allegedly also attempted to have sex with his two other daughters, older and younger than their sister, but they denied him.

Relatives said they became suspicious in 2000 when one of them caught the middle daughter locking herself in the man's bedroom while her mother was away.

The mother died in November last year, reportedly from heart failure.

"Whenever I asked her about it [the abuse], she would just cry and tell me to leave her alone as I would cause her to die of a heart attack," the man's oldest daughter was quoted as saying.

The middle daughter initially denied the abuse, but later admitted to it in a fit of ranting.

"What's the problem if he sleeps with me? It actually feels good, you know," The Star quoted her saying in a telephonic interview.

The alleged sexual abuse reportedly began when the middle daughter was in her early teens, after the father gave her money and gifts. The man apparently later threw the younger daughter and mother out of the house.

"Sometimes I try to forget about the whole thing and not involve myself. But I feel pain when I think about how my mother used to sleep in the toilet and how she died because of suffering," one of the daughters told the newspaper.

The youngest daughter had been taken to a place of safety by the Gauteng social development department.

"Given the current wave of sexual offences, it is clear that South Africa is grappling with a serious moral dilemma," department spokesperson Sello Mokoena told the newspaper.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said: "An inquiry has been made, and the family violence, child protection and sexual offences unit has already obtained a statement from the victim and is investigating these allegations."

Comments
  • sabongam - 2012-05-09 09:53

    Sies!!!!!

      Peter - 2012-05-09 10:04

      Wait for it, he will be taken to a psychiatric evaluation, then declared not fit to stand trial, then he is sent to old-age, then case will be closed and forgotten. Just another day in Mzansi.

      Janice - 2012-05-09 10:06

      Sick pair...Haibo, no wonder the mom died of heart failure!!!

      Greg - 2012-05-09 10:13

      South Africa's very own Fritzl...disgusting!!

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-09 10:15

      Shocking, This is NOT on.

      rbphiri - 2012-05-09 10:57

      What's even more disgusting about this story is that one of the girl is qouted saying; "What's the problem if he sleeps with me? It actually feels good, you know,". Government need to take sexual crimes seriously, other wise the surge in rapes and sexual abuse will sky rocket even further. This man is disgusting, this is why the international eye perceives us as nothing more than a savage, cannibalistic race that preys on their own. Castrate him and send him to jail.

  • Tuco - 2012-05-09 09:56

    Soweto seems to be getting very popular with sick stories relating to sex. Is there some sort of competition for 'the biggest sex fiend' we do not know about? sick society

      Morwa - 2012-05-09 10:49

      Tuco, it is really sad that you are so narrow minded to an extent that of all the stats at your disposal you choose to isolate similar incidents of this nature to only choose "Soweto", this can happen in any society where all evil and psychopathic beings are present... it necessarily doesnt need to be 'REFERENCED' Geographically... Catch a wake-up and comment to assist in the resolution of the problem than trying to insunuate that should it have been in a Suburb this could not have occured... Rationale please, its all i am asking from U!!!! t

      rbphiri - 2012-05-09 11:17

      This is because government is failing to curb the problem through strict, harsh, and lengthy prison sentences. To some extent we making provision for such heinous crimes in our constitution when we fail to eradicate the problem in its entirety. I don't condone mob justice, but what can people do if the justice system is failing them.

      Schmee - 2012-05-09 11:58

      A short while ago all the sick stories came from Limpopo. Population density Limpopo is estimated at 42 per square kilometre. Soweto is estimated at 8100 per square kilometre. Where would you expect more problems?

  • alex.vorster1 - 2012-05-09 09:58

    sick, sick ,sick!

  • CharlesDumbwin - 2012-05-09 10:01

    WHY IS THERE SO MUCH R@PING HAPPENING IN SOWETO ??? Every second news story about r@pe in the past month has been in Soweto !!!

      John - 2012-05-09 10:03

      Why didn't you answer my question, Charles?

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-05-09 10:07

      I did, Johnny Walker

      Elize - 2012-05-09 10:45

      Go and have a drink John it will make you feel better for now!!

      Morwa - 2012-05-09 10:51

      Charles, it is really sad that you are so narrow minded to an extent that of all the stats at your disposal you choose to isolate similar incidents of this nature to only choose "Soweto", this can happen in any society where all evil and psychopathic beings are present... it necessarily doesnt need to be 'REFERENCED' Geographically... Catch a wake-up and comment to assist in the resolution of the problem than trying to insunuate that should it have been in a Suburb this could not have occured... Rationale please, its all i am asking from U.

      rbphiri - 2012-05-09 11:20

      Johnny stay off the bottle.

  • Odicito - 2012-05-09 10:01

    What a disgusting piece of trash this man is!! OMG.

  • Michael - 2012-05-09 10:03

    May God have mercy on his soul.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-05-09 10:13

      You want him to do what to his dog? And you're calling Michael sick ???

      Carla - 2012-05-09 10:20

      No mercy for scum like this. He deserves eternal damnation

  • Vusi - 2012-05-09 10:03

    Some people have forgotten their place in society. What would possess a father to turn into such a monster? Something has to be done about this evil that is spreading across our beautiful country, no more raping the women and children.

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-05-09 10:04

    Hang the bastard.

      Rodney - 2012-05-09 10:29

      By the BALLS

  • mduduziamadeus - 2012-05-09 10:06

    This is very sad because it doesn't happen only in Soweto and as the community we are keeping mum.

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-05-09 10:07

    OMG, this has been going on since time through the ages. Today,we have so much education about God, Right and Wrong Conducts, Dignified Human Behavior, and still many Humans Drift away from God and the Laws of God for Parents. We are not perfect, but to have sex with your own Child, this is Pure Evil. Many God Have Mercy on all The Victims Of Abuse. Amen

  • Zola - 2012-05-09 10:08

    Firstly, please may I humbly request that this not be made into Black, White or Coloured issue. We have seen/heard many stories like this across the world. I was shaken when I read this story earlier today. Especially because, it seems that many of this girl's relatives KNEW that this sick bastard was raping his daughter and they did NOTHING!!! What the HELL!!! NOTHING... I am as disgusted with them as I am with that thing of a father. I pray for strength for the children and hope that they will be taken for counselling. They had nothing to do with this ISHT:(...

      Liesbet - 2012-05-09 10:24

      I agree Zola! Let's not miss the abuse by making it a Black/White/Coloured issue. This man is sick! And the poor children will have to live with the fact that they are "different"....

      Rodney - 2012-05-09 10:32

      I agree that the Mother and Daughter new about it and kept quiet they are just as guilty.

      Elize - 2012-05-09 10:51

      You know what is really sick? the fact that there are many more cases like this out there but people don't report it, and sometimes I blame the authorities, because if they were actually helpfull more people would go and seek help!!

  • Johan - 2012-05-09 10:09

    Sick, sick, sick, sick........ and more sick

  • Lunga - 2012-05-09 10:09

    Seems like there's a Fritzl in every land. Sick man. Send him to jail. Jesus take the wheel... No, not again. Madiba take the wheel.

  • Manford - 2012-05-09 10:09

    yeah guys, very,very,very sick people reaping what they saw

  • Msika - 2012-05-09 10:11

    Old news. Mr/Ms editor please give us something fresh. Has news 24 slightly gone back in time or what...Geeeez

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-05-09 10:14

      No, it's new news, it's just a new and different story about r@pe in Soweto. Yes, another one !!! That's why you think you've heard it before

  • Wayne - 2012-05-09 10:13

    Its not surprising, as our President has more than 4 wives and 20 odd children. What example does that send to the people of this country. He gets away with it as he says its his "culture". Incest and corruption must also be a "culture".

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-09 10:18

      Oh here we go again................

      Philimsomi - 2012-05-09 10:34

      realy now the daughter is 33, abuse started when she was a teen, she has a 15 yr old daugher....where was Zuma then, Im not his fan either but realy you gonna drag him into this!!!:...?

      Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-05-09 10:52

      How is exactly is Zuma promoting incest and child abuse?

      mduduziamadeus - 2012-05-09 11:37

      Wayne,wayne stop confusing matters here

      dmazibuko - 2012-05-09 11:56

      How on Earth can it be Zuma's fault? *gobsmacked* His wives are grown ass adults, who weren't manipulated and forced to marry him. And by no means am I Zuma's fan.

  • spencer.nel.stevens - 2012-05-09 10:16

    South African Fritzl D:

  • Chris - 2012-05-09 10:16

    Horror is the right word.

  • Thoka - 2012-05-09 10:16

    this is not human being, animals are far better than this foreign creature.

  • Carla - 2012-05-09 10:18

    The mother should have done something about the abuse.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-05-09 10:21

      You would think, hey?

      kevin.moreland2 - 2012-05-09 10:52

      read the article properly!!! the mother died!!!

      Carla - 2012-05-09 11:01

      Yes Kevin, I got that. You'll also find that the abuse started years before the mother died. "Relatives said they became suspicious in 2000 when one of them caught the middle daughter locking herself in the man's bedroom while her mother was away. The mother died in November last year, reportedly from heart failure"

  • Obakeng - 2012-05-09 10:19

    Ai ai ai....This is a joke right? It has to be a joke.

      trudiroos.potter - 2012-05-09 10:38

      Unfortunately not!

  • ssikopo - 2012-05-09 10:20

    what a sick world we live in!

  • Martina Chvatal-Teles - 2012-05-09 10:24

    looks like the Mayans were right...i wud totally understand the world ending 2012 as its sick and rotten to the core...

      Zimbobwe - 2012-05-09 10:55

      So true Martina, this is another story I read today: "Farmer still walking free after 'shooting and attempted rape' AN AGGRIEVED father of five in Koster, North West, who survived being shot by his farmer employer about 10 months ago, is demanding answers why a case of attempted rape on his wife is yet to be heard in court." A white farmer trying to rape a domestic worker, this is really sick!!!

      Jana - 2012-05-09 11:19

      So Martina, you're saying this kind of thing only started happening now? In 2012? I don't think so...

  • Leon - 2012-05-09 10:26

    Very disturbing!

  • Mashudu - 2012-05-09 10:27

    I'm Speechless...

  • Omphemetse.leepo - 2012-05-09 10:28

    That is very sick, what has the society got up to

  • Piet - 2012-05-09 10:29

    The Mark of the Beast.....

  • palesapr - 2012-05-09 10:31

    This is just sick!!!!! I have NO words right now. This isn't about culture, race or upbringing. Our society as a whole has been infected with immorality - FULL STOP! What is even MORE disturbing for me is that the daughter then turns around and says "it feels good".... There is something SERIOUSLY wrong here... SERIOUSLY! The scary thing is, there is probably so many UNREPORTED cases aswell. What kind of SICK society are we living in?????? Adultery is one thing, but mixing it up with incest is SICK... No wonder that poor woman died of heart failure!

      Erna - 2012-05-09 10:33

      I'm so glad you said it all. I am at a loss for words! How can this have been allowed to continue for so many years?

      kevin.moreland2 - 2012-05-09 10:55

      she obviously has psychological problems cause the rape started at a young age so she probably thought it was the normal thing to happen.

  • lulu.magadla - 2012-05-09 10:33

    I can't finish reading this, it's disgusting. Such behaviour is becoming incresingly common in SA. Only God can help us now. Who in their right mind does this to her/his own.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-05-09 10:39

      a savage

  • lazola.piet - 2012-05-09 10:33

    if he forced himself on his child...he must be castrated...bring back kangaroo courts

  • E=MC2 - 2012-05-09 10:34

    Father of the year this one

      Charmaine - 2012-05-09 10:52

      R u saecastic or serois I hope sarcastic I cannot blive a father doing this to his own daughter

  • Moeketsi Molefe - 2012-05-09 10:36

    Sis mannn

  • Andrew Seabela - 2012-05-09 10:38

    tjo no no his hands n legs must be chopped off completely and he must experience the suffering he caused to his own family

  • trudiroos.potter - 2012-05-09 10:41

    What a sad sad story. There but for the grace of God go I .

  • bmaestro - 2012-05-09 10:43

    insane!!!

  • noeline.degee - 2012-05-09 10:44

    I shudder at the thought that a father would do this to his family. I had a father that protected me. I always felt safe when he was around. That is how it should be. This sadistic, sick, immoral way of life needs to end. When I read stories like these, I am filled with anger and disgust. This is not a man. This is a coward, a spineless b@stard.

  • themba.ntuli - 2012-05-09 10:44

    incest is prevalent in society than what people want to admit openly but this one is disturbing.i too had sex for weeks on end with my cousin while she was visiting her aunt my mom back in my matric years it was good sex because we where relatives and not scared of each other no courtship was involved just eye contact and we did it at night one thing i liked was the trust we had for each other because we are of the same blood.

      Zola - 2012-05-09 10:49

      huuuuhhhhh????? And looking back you dont think it was wrong?

      Zimbobwe - 2012-05-09 10:52

      Themba you are not the only one doing it, there is a family in Pretoria North who did it as well from the grandpa to the little duaghter and they put it on tape as well.

      Carla - 2012-05-09 11:05

      Aaallllrighty then. No eye contact....that says it all

      themba.ntuli - 2012-05-09 11:11

      in terms of sexual ethics the acts are wrong, but many cultures around the world don't forbid cousin marrieges. at a personal level i think yes it can be done provided that the is attraction and approuval from both parties involved. my case was different in that the was no one forced and its not extreme like this case.a baby born in such cases will suffer from inbreeding defects thats why humans discourage such acts.

      Carla - 2012-05-09 11:36

      "a baby born in such cases will suffer from inbreeding defects thats why humans discourage such acts." And if your little encounter had resulted in pregnancy????

      Refiloe - 2012-05-09 12:20

      then one read the bibel its there eish!

      themba.ntuli - 2012-05-09 12:26

      no the was no pregnacy if it resulted on it we agreed on early termination this shows the trust we had for each other.

      Carla - 2012-05-09 12:28

      "no the was no pregnacy if it resulted on it we agreed on early termination this shows the trust we had for each other." Lovely...lets just have unprotected sex. If we get pregnant, we'll just abort. Very mature.

      Carla - 2012-05-09 13:21

      "look \moi\ mothernature designed sexual intercourse in such a way that when the impulse to have it gets into u don't have \critical thoughts like reasoning\ u have \intuitive thoughts that act fast\ when you have an erection the is no time for thinking about protenction not that i am not aware of it hence the teenage pregs around its just intuitive thinking that act on the moment" Yet you had enough time to decide what to do if your encounter resulted in a pregnancy. Stop trying to make excuses.

  • samantha.dampies - 2012-05-09 10:45

    How sick is this man????!!! Wtf!

  • tripledunny - 2012-05-09 10:47

    This world is ready for a reboot.

  • thabo.promise - 2012-05-09 10:47

    Stop women nd children abuse

  • Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-05-09 10:48

    Nxa. This is disgusting. Savage man really.

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-05-09 10:50

    I have a cure for irrepressible sexual urges. It involves anaesthetics (optional), a pair of scissors and a cauterising iron. Very affordable prices.

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-05-09 10:51

    another psycho doing a south african version of well known Austrian rapist josep fritzil, if he had wanted to taste a variety of kebab's he should have followed his president in polygamy, not went as far as raping or incesting with his own children, unless if they're not biological his but still where was his sense of humour.

  • Angelica - 2012-05-09 10:52

    DISGUSTING

  • tumelorich.seerane - 2012-05-09 10:58

    his 4-5 shoulb be cut off, we don't need this kind of people in our society. He did't play his role as a father.*sad*

  • lynette.hugo - 2012-05-09 10:59

    So n bliksemse orige ou man.

  • Lonwabo - 2012-05-09 11:00

    disgusting

  • dostomolefe - 2012-05-09 11:01

    he shud burn

  • ludwick.mabuzam - 2012-05-09 11:11

    Masepa fela, cut his manhood then throw him in jail for life. It doesn't matter what age he is now. Sick bustard.

  • karabo.rakale - 2012-05-09 11:13

    i dont buy into this,the family knew what was going on,in fact the whole family is jst sick for not reporting this earlier.

      Jessica - 2012-05-09 12:46

      A whole community knew about that mentally ill girl having sex with men for bunny chow, and being raped by others. A whole community who did nothing, nevermind just a family. Despicable.

      Lerato Mampote Mantambo - 2012-05-09 13:22

      It should've been reported much earlier, but it's easy to say that when you're an outsider looking in not knowing fully what the dynamics were, or what emotional battles each family member has had to fight.