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Youth jailed for doctor rape

2011-03-25 14:54

Bloemfontein - A 17-year-old Lesotho youth was sentenced in the Free State High Court on Friday to 15 years imprisonment for raping a Free State doctor.

Free State Judge President HM Musi sentenced him to serve time at a youth centre where he could be rehabilitated and punished.

Delivering judgment, Judge Musi said rape was a serious crime which was not only prevalent in the Bloemfontein court jurisdiction but also in the rest of the country.

The judge said South African society could not think a doctor could be raped and it was frightening that such a crime could happen at Pelonomi hospital, adding that Pelonomi means kind-hearted.

"This tells of a sad state of morality in this country," he said.

The youth had pleaded guilty to the rape and aggravated robbery charges.

Night shift

The doctor was on night shift duty at the hospital when she was overpowered in a ward on October 30, 2010. She was forced into a room, hit over the head with a brick and raped.

The attack led to widespread condemnation of unsafe working conditions for staff at public hospitals.

The SA Medical Association called on the health minister and provincial health MECs to ensure the safety and security of all those working in the public health sector.

"Much about security is said each time such an incident occurs. However it appears that often little is forthcoming in terms of real efforts to address security issues," Sama said last year.

Comments
  • Darwinian - 2011-03-25 15:02

    what about all the other under 18 rapists in this country?

  • Snoek - 2011-03-25 15:06

    Rapist = 17/3 years in prison Dr = life sentence How is this fair?

      Suckerz - 2011-03-25 15:13

      exactly! I think the judge was lenient to him. Fry the tosser!

  • Grant - 2011-03-25 15:26

    He will be out of jail at the age of 26/27 years unemployed and unemployable with no option other than to resort to a life of crime. Will he then just rape or will he murder as well in an attempt to cover up his crimes? Who has the legal system effectively sentenced to death in 8-10 years time by keeping this insect housed and fed for a few years? The death penalty is the only viable option.

      Steve - 2011-03-25 15:39

      While my heart agrees with you regarding the death penalty, my head says maybe it's not the best thing. To my mind, society needs to get their "pound of flesh" from incarcerated criminals - get them to work while in prison (building roads, sifting garbage for re-cycling etc) rather than just lounge around.

      CyberDog - 2011-03-25 20:50

      Give us a break on the F*$%$%ing Death penalty issue already. We have a bunch of morons who cannot even get convictions or sentences correct, then are unable to even manage prisons or paperwork or even internal corruption for that matter. Now you want to give the decision to take peoples lives to these incompetent idiots, are you completely F%$%%ing brain dead?

  • DeonL - 2011-03-25 15:35

    I hope he goes to the jail for adults when he turns 18. Twenty five years with no possibility of parole would have been better.

  • Deon - 2011-03-25 15:41

    15 Years ?? He will be out in 6 months and rape again the moer !!!!!

      Deon - 2011-03-25 15:42

      Apologies for my language but the "red mist" took over.

  • Kristi10 - 2011-03-25 15:49

    This is terrible! What has been done to ensure safety of healthcare workers at public hospitals?

  • jakovdm - 2011-03-25 15:49

    is he white?

      Kristi10 - 2011-03-25 16:09

      What has that got to do with anything?

      Colin - 2011-03-25 16:36

      Why,oh why does skin colour have to be brought up by ass holes like YOU.

      GTA_Lad - 2011-03-25 16:44

      @jakovdm,I think u already know the answer to that question buddy @kristi, it's got everything to do with it,stop trying to be so Pc

      Kristi10 - 2011-03-25 18:22

      @GTA_Lad, Whites do rape as well.(The horrible pheadophile case that is in the news right now... THEY ARE WHITE!!!) My comments has nothing to do with being PC.

  • FRpower - 2011-03-25 16:00

    17 years old and a savage already WTF!

      Melly30 - 2011-03-25 16:55

      What do you expect!! LOOK at what is running this country!!

      jouplesier - 2011-03-26 01:39

      you can take the barbarian out of the shack but you cant take the shack out of the barbarian

      braveinternetguy - 2011-04-14 21:57

      you can take the barbarian out of the barbarian but you can't take the barbarian out of the barbarian.

  • Colin - 2011-03-25 16:33

    15 years for rape what a joke, the rapist will be free by July 2011.

      Melly30 - 2011-03-25 16:56

      Not if the ANC looses!!! WHICH I HOPE THEY DO!! We are in for a big change!!

  • The-duke - 2011-03-25 17:01

    The biggest mistake the ANChumps have done is removing the gallows. Swing the rapists high by their balls if need be.

  • Sandyham - 2011-03-25 17:40

    I want to know what kind of God creates man who gets a hardon in a situation of fear?????

      frikdt - 2011-03-25 20:07

      Listen up ignoramus, if you are an atheist (as your comment seems to imply) I can only say I often stand amused and even amazed at how quick atheists are to introduce God into a discussion, whether it stems from a deep rooted feeling of guilt, or what, I don't know. If not, go study your Bible, maybe you'll find a few answers.

      NO-BULL - 2011-03-28 08:04

      Sounds about right... I'll go do th... oh, wait... which one? ;) Sandyham: Go find the movie Itchi the killer... You'll love it :P

  • Frangipani - 2011-03-25 18:17

    @jakovdm why dont you shut up? What has colour got to do with it and cant you even read? they said the guy s from Lesotho, not many white people from Lesotho you idiot

      frikdt - 2011-03-25 19:23

      You obviously don't recognize sarcasm now, do you?

      NO-BULL - 2011-03-28 08:07

      I'm white and would love to become a citizen of Lesotho... From there I gain entrance into other countries that limit South Africa to short term visits and many visa regulations... Lesotho's relationship with Japan rocks! Go Lesotho!

  • Podgette - 2011-03-25 19:16

    Good - now just to make sure he serves his full sentence!

  • Mr.Faice - 2011-03-26 08:18

    Maybe he gave her taxi fair and breakfast. That means she enjoyed it. Fkn brainwashed bastards!!!!

  • Mabhulwana - 2011-03-26 09:02

    A 17 year old who enters a hospital to rape a person much older than him. 15 years is too lenient. the next thing you are going to hear is that this boy correctional supervision and within no time he is gonna be released into the safe custody of his mother, who did not know where he was in the early hours of that frighteful morning when a healthworker was brutalised. Cry the beloved country!

      NO-BULL - 2011-03-28 08:09

      A 17 year old who enters a hospital to HIT A WOMAN WITH A BRICK so he can rape her... The mentality is laughable! She probably told him he got AIDS from his last rape and he got so mad he thought raping her would cure him. give it to her, let her take it, he doesn't want it... Again, the mentality...

  • braveinternetguy - 2011-04-14 22:09

    Is it possible to correct those born with the affliction of not being able to withstand even the most basic of animalistic urges? Does science offer mankind some solution? Is such behaviour somehow linked to mental retardation, or cognitive malfunction, so that these traits may be viewed as cautionary? Indeed, what are the traits and characteristics to look out for when attempting to preemptively identify a potential raping, murdering, robbing, lying, stealing, cheating disgrace of a specimen of the human species? Where do we look to see where our enemies are? Are they so well hidden, or are we all blind?

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