Woman testifies about rape ordeal

2010-08-26 08:40
Pretoria - A woman from Faerie Glen in Pretoria pointed out, in the North Gauteng High Court on Wednesday, the suspect who raped her while her 38-year-old deaf-mute son was held up in her bedroom with her.

Pretoria - A woman from Faerie Glen in Pretoria told on Wednesday how a suspect raped her while her 38-year-old deaf-mute son was held up in her bedroom with her during a robbery in August 2008.

State prosecutor Jennifer Cronjé said the woman, who may not be identified, testified in camera that three armed men appeared next to her bed in the early morning hours after they had broken into the house.

They brought her son to her room and tied both up on the bed.

Pleaded not guilty

The woman testified that she was raped by Timothy Nalane Tumiso, an accused in the court.

His co-accused, Charles Seaparo Sekwati, was the one who spent the most time in her room, she testified.

Sekwati and Tumiso, both from Mamelodi, pleaded not guilty on all charges on Wednesday.

Sekwati has been charged with three counts of housebreaking with the intent to rob and robbery with aggravating circumstances.

He had apparently also robbed two houses in Faerie Glen and one in Rietfontein, Pretoria.

Tumiso was allegedly involved with one of the robberies in Faerie Glen.

The State led testimony on Wednesday that Sekwati's fingerprints were found on sliding doors at both houses in Faerie Glen.

Burned with cigarettes


According to the State's indictment, the woman who was raped on August 21 2008 was then burned with cigarettes and assaulted with a firearm. Her son was also assaulted and they were robbed of a car, electronic appliances and clothing.

Sekwati is charged with committing a robbery on August 15 2008 along with two accomplices at the other house in Faerie Glen.

Theo Wilhelm Odendaal and his wife, Elri, were reportedly robbed of electronic appliances, among other things, in the early morning hours.

The State alleges that Sekwati and his two accomplices robbed Meyer Josef Jooste and his wife during the third robbery on May 30 2008 in Rietfontein. Four cellphones, four laptops, a flat screen TV and jewellery were stolen in this case.

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