‘Non-human’ should have been fatally shot ‘by mistake’, says MEC

2011-04-08 00:00

EDUCATION MEC Senzo Mchunu labelled the man accused of raping a seven-year-old child in Richmond last month “a non-human”. He should have been “accidentally” fatally shot when he was caught by the police while still in the act, Mchunu said.

He was speaking to community members outside Richmond court yesterday when he attended the appearance of Mfaniseni Ngubane.

Ngubane was shot in the leg after he ignored police orders to stop raping the girl.

Mchunu said people like Ngubane could not be referred to as human.

Due to the man’s heinous behaviour, it is unfortunate that he is still alive, he said. “If the police had made a mistake, because mistakes do happen, and shot him in another more serious area …, we could have gone to his funeral …”

Mchunu said he was increasingly concerned with cases of sexual violence against children. Two other children under 10 have been raped in the area.

He called on children to be more vigilant and told them:

“…always walk in groups and always be on the lookout for suspicious men.”

The grandmother of the rape survivor said she was recovering slowly from her ordeal.

Ngubane was remanded in custody until April 13 for a bail application.


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