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Teens in court over murder

2012-06-01 22:41

Johannesburg - Four youths accused of abducting, raping and murdering an 18-year-old girl appeared in the Alexandria Magistrate's Court on Friday, Eastern Cape police said.

Spokesperson Mali Govender said the youths - two aged 16, a third aged 17, and the fourth aged 18 - would remain in custody and are expected to appear in the same court on 14 June.

She said Bonelwa Mkhokheli, 18, had been taken to a house in the Kwa Nonqubela township near Grahamstown in April this year where she was repeatedly raped.
She was then bludgeoned and set alight.

Govender said the youths were arrested shortly afterwards.

Police found the girl's cellphone in their possession, as well as the weapon police believe was used to kill her.

Comments
  • mmotoneshe - 2012-06-01 23:32

    what is the driving force of this disgusting behaviour? everyday in newspapers,radios we hear read rape and murder..those bustard must be kept where they belong

  • mmotoneshe - 2012-06-01 23:32

    what is the driving force of this disgusting behaviour? everyday in newspapers,radios we hear read rape and murder..those bustard must be kept where they belong

      tebogo.maja.77 - 2012-06-02 05:56

      Violence has increased to unbelievable levels, Teens know that if they commit crimes while still pre-adults they can get lighter sentences when caught.

  • mmotoneshe - 2012-06-01 23:32

    what is the driving force of this disgusting behaviour? everyday in newspapers,radios we hear read rape and murder..those bustard must be kept where they belong

      Rob - 2012-06-02 07:29

      Can anyone tell this oke what the driving force behind this disgusting behaviour is ?

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-06-01 23:54

    Hang em high.

  • Johann - 2012-06-02 04:01

    The youth grow up with out discipline and don't no right from wrong .there are to many men that father children and take no responsibility for their actions ,and there is to many young women that have children just to get a child grant and leave the children with magogo to look after.do not look for answers somewhere else the answers are at home.

  • tebogo.maja.77 - 2012-06-02 06:04

    This country needs to have tougher laws against crime. Prisons are no longer effective deterents. Most criminals will re-offend once free. What are the chances that these guys have done it before?, there is always that possibility.

  • braamc - 2012-06-02 07:03

    Savages, going "well" with the youth in this country

  • estelle.claassen - 2012-06-02 07:53

    Tht youngsters should be punished for life

  • zama.n.mbele - 2012-06-02 07:58

    Dear President Jacob Zuma\r\n\r\nThe best move that can make \OUR\ party take the next election is bringing back death penalty! Never in my life have I experience so much fear in a democratic country!\r\n\r\nProud ANC soon to be ex-member!

      nomabandla.didishe - 2012-06-12 15:06

      I'm wit u Zama death penalty has 2 come back dis thng won't end coz we ol knw dat if somebody has bin killed the killer won't even spend 2months in jail.Big Up 2 DEATH PENALTY.

  • tdshezi - 2012-06-02 09:45

    No wonder Grahamstown is regarded the Rape Capital in the country. This is war and it needs to be tackled as such. No more Mr Nice Guy!

  • emile.marais - 2012-06-02 20:03

    South Africa is Hell on Earth. What is the psychopath ratio of our population? What's next? Drug cartels trying to overthrow our government and naked men chomping each others faces in the streets?

      emile.marais - 2012-06-02 20:05

      Maybe that is happening already, the reports are just getting lost in all the other stories of murder and mayhem happening daily in this country... People, be safe out there.

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