News24

'Sunday Rapist' gets five life sentences

2012-09-19 15:27

Johannesburg - "Sunday Rapist" Jaco Steyn was sentenced to five life terms in prison on Wednesday.

Earlier, the mother of Louise de Waal, the Roodepoort teenager who was killed by Steyn, said that she wished him a billion times more suffering than she had experienced.

Shireen de Waal took to the stand in the South Gauteng High Court sitting in Alberton to testify in aggravation of the sentencing of her daughter's killer.

In a letter to Steyn, she said: "You are the most despicable, disgusting human being... You've managed to destroy my life and those of many young girls... You took her life in the most horrible way."

Looking in Steyn's direction, Shireen said she wished he never found peace.

"May you never find peace and forgiveness in the Bible you carry to court...

"I take pleasure in knowing you'll never know your son. I'll miss my daughter's matric dance, 18th and 21st birthday, her wedding and first baby, but my daughter is dead: your son is alive."

Steyn's son shares a birthday with the girl he murdered.

"How would you feel if it was your son who was murdered in that manner?" she asked.

The court heard that De Waal had lost her job and home since losing her daughter. She was on medication.

A social worker, who also testified, said Steyn's victims were permanently scarred.

Annelie Olivier said there were likely other victims, who were too scared to come forward.

Comments
  • denis.dendrinos - 2012-09-19 15:32

    Bye bye you sad excuse of a man.

      procold2 - 2012-09-19 15:36

      wish it was permanatly bye bye like "you are here by sentanced to death and will hang by your neck until you are dead"

      rbphiri - 2012-09-19 15:57

      It's disgusting to see people giving you the thumbs down! I bet the following people are the Monday rapist, Tuseday rapist, Wednesday rapist, Thursday rapist and Friday rapist.

  • adriaan.pieterse - 2012-09-19 15:34

    A death sentence would have done. But I suppose they will give him what he deserves in jail.

  • joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-09-19 15:39

    death penalty

  • Teuneman - 2012-09-19 15:48

    Time for punishment isn't enought for rapists and murderers. Death penalty is too easy. We need punishment that hurts. Mentally or physically.

  • Debbie - 2012-09-19 15:49

    May you rot in hell and suffer every single day of your pathetic life

  • quintinvdm - 2012-09-19 15:51

    5 life sentences is barely enough!!!!!! Make him suffer a slow and painful death! Hang this bastard!!!!!!!!!!!

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-09-19 18:49

      Hang him by his balls!

  • rbphiri - 2012-09-19 15:52

    I know his not religious, but his backside is going to be "holy" papa wag vir jou.

  • kuvha.tshilamatanda - 2012-09-19 15:53

    send him to jail with vaseline in his pockets!

      bless.boswell - 2012-09-19 16:10

      vaseline's way too good for him - try chilli sauce

  • sonia.bloem - 2012-09-19 15:53

    I still say, Burn that sad thing!!!!!

  • deon.rossouw.56 - 2012-09-19 15:55

    I hope somebody accidentally kill him

      michael.maluleke.14 - 2012-09-19 17:28

      Why you did'nt hunt him deon ?

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-09-19 18:44

      @deon, I wish I can be invisible for once and crawl into his cell and do the job mahhala. I would be honoured!

  • rwetyitp - 2012-09-19 15:58

    U gonna be a little girl in there steyn, I hope the rip ur a$$ apart....

  • riaanleroux25 - 2012-09-19 16:02

    i feel for his wife and son...

      rbphiri - 2012-09-19 16:40

      And inmates feel for his @ss

  • Hemlock - 2012-09-19 16:06

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...excellent news. Papa wag vir jou!

      vanessa.kilian.94 - 2012-09-19 16:20

      En mag dit elke dag en nag gebeur die hele dag en nag !!

  • bless.boswell - 2012-09-19 16:08

    I wish government would make an exception of this evil monster. I wish they would impose the death penalty for his crimes, and also for the countless cases of rape that have come before the courts since Jacob Zuma turned rape into a national sport.

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-09-19 16:42

      Amahle rich comment, respect the courts well the courts didn't believe Tereblanche raped his workers either, Zuma was lucky not innocent just not enough evidence to convict him stupid trash yourself.

      riette.nothling - 2012-09-19 17:13

      @ amahle, there is a difference between acquitted and reasonable doubt, so Zuma is no example to be used here, he is by far the most pathetic president ever! Stick to the facts of the story or keep your mouth shut. Tereblanche also didn't sodomise his workers, it's a story they invented to try and get away with murder.

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-09-19 18:22

      @bless.boswell, the government or Zuma has nothing to do with the abolition of the death sentence but all the judges who sat in the Constitutional Court in the case of S v Makwanyane in 1995 who unanimously held that death penalty is cruel, degrading and inhumane should be blamed. Many law academic writers argued to no avail about this case. I also added my 2 cents argument I'm my first year in my LLB degree. Please, I'm no Zuma's fan so I'm not defending him. You may Google this case if you like and read it.

  • NickvanderLeek - 2012-09-19 16:08

    "How would you feel if it was your son who was murdered in that manner?" Perhaps after a few years in prison he'll have a chance to think about that for the first time. Given his IQ though, maybe not. Here's another candidate for the death penalty. Sorry, multiple life sentences make absolutely no sense. A certain calibre of criminal cannot ever repay their debt to society, so why should they get full baord and lodging for the remainder of their lives. That's like doubling their liability to society.

  • johardr - 2012-09-19 16:12

    sy boude gaan brand !

  • Debbie - 2012-09-19 16:14

    Oh no the death penalty is far too quick let the b..... Suffer every minute of every day at the hands of those who wait for him suffer u dog

  • willem.wulfse - 2012-09-19 16:16

    According to Nuus24 the life sentences will run consecutively. Therefore they have to be served one by one. No chance of ever seeing the outside of prison again.

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-09-19 18:06

      @willem, just a point of correction. When the life sentences run concurrently it means they are combined into one life sentence, that means he will only serve just 25 years in jail and therefore, he can apply for a parole.

  • bless.boswell - 2012-09-19 16:16

    This pig needs to be put to work in a road gang or something equally tough, and every cent he earns must be used to restore Louise's mother's possessions - lost because he could not control himself.

      ann.murray.9279 - 2012-09-19 16:21

      Guys - animals of any sort, including pigs are actually lovely creatures - they do not need to be referred to in this manner. In fact there are many more animals that I would prefer to befriend than a lot of 'humans'!

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-09-19 16:18

    But we don't believe in capital punishment. Now we'll have to pay for his AIDS treatment - trust me on this one - and he'll be able to vote. Boy, oh boy, aren't we just a confused little country,

  • francois.grobler - 2012-09-19 16:27

    He deserves worse but at least his cell mates and new owner will treat him well

  • rivalani.mabasa - 2012-09-19 17:18

    I hope life term means life.

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-09-19 17:53

      Sorry to share in your disappointment Rivalani. I heard in Highveld 94.7 that he will serve an effective sentence of 25 years and then he can apply for parole. I was sad but I expected that taking into consideration what I learned in my LLB degree studies.

  • beki.khumalo - 2012-09-19 17:22

    I don't understand those who give a 'thumbs down' when people commend the outcome of this case! Do you have pity for this monster? What if it was your child that fell victim to this monster's evil ways?

  • mxeki.maduvula - 2012-09-19 17:24

    What a bachelor-in-law!

  • eugene.meyer1980 - 2012-09-19 17:55

    @Kala: give a new meaning to the expression "holy f@#k"

  • Yandisa Rwaai - 2012-09-19 18:23

    Kuba thats mathematics ou boet it is tacit that the would be more natives in jail than settlers ...only if you would look a cm more than your nose you would know what i mean!

  • Tashakie - 2012-09-19 18:23

    Karma is a bi@tch!! That's what you get!! They should let him go, we'll sort him out, and then he can go back to jail for another round and another and another!!!

  • varena.vahuu - 2012-09-19 18:24

    Lets hope this man will not get parole under what so ever. Come medical, good behaviour and so on he should stay behind bars.

  • vanessa.kilian.94 - 2012-09-19 19:27

    5 live sentences is hardly enough, he should have been raped and then hanged this is in no way a fair sentence he gets to stay and eat on tax payers money !! While the victims and their families struggle in every day live. I am so sick of people getting in actual fact away with their crimes. To many children, elderly and women get raped or killed in South Africa bring back the death penalty maybe these useless human beings would think twice before doing something this horrible .

  • qcdeklerk - 2012-09-20 10:18

    I'll most certainly enjoy having a couple of days with that man alone, the horror I'll inflict on that scum will be worse than that of something out of a Saw movie, and I'll make sure he'll survive just so he can remember the faces of his victims.

  • hein.crous.7 - 2012-09-22 16:07

    I say he should serve as a medical trail patient that can bring in money to government institution's to help support people who have been traumatised by Murder and rape!So mayor pharmaceutical companies have the license to experiment on these people who are definitely guilty!So that they who took something that can't be returned,return something in the medical field that could help other people to live.Speeding up the Human Trail process on stem cell techs and medicine!And somewhat Monetary + psychological support for the victims to help them come to terms with their ordeal.

  • pages:
  • 1