6 teens appear for orphan killings

2013-01-03 16:32

Johannesburg - Six teenagers accused of killing three children in Mookgopong, Limpopo, appeared in the town's magistrate's court on Thursday, police said.

Police spokesperson Hangwane Mulaudzi said their case was postponed to 17 January, for investigation.

The six, aged between 12 and 14, are accused of killing brothers Bafana Kekana, 9, Hosea Richard Kekana, 10, and their cousin Johanna Kekana, 12, in August.

They were stoned to death. Johanna was raped before she was killed.

  • Cape - 2013-01-03 16:50

    Seriously people, there is no hope fo this country!

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-01-03 17:07

      Some form of public televised punishment is called for. Make an example of them and make learners watch. Somehow we have got to swing the minds of the youth in this country...

      martin.mcleman - 2013-01-03 18:44

      I give up. They are not the same. Say what you want, call me what you want, but they aren't.

  • wayne.debeer.52 - 2013-01-03 16:52

    Sick bastards bury them alive and walk away that's all the treatment and time they deserve

  • emilyjane.elson - 2013-01-03 16:53

    Fu&king sick!! God I hope those boys are punished HARSHLY!! Wtf??

  • anton.briel.5 - 2013-01-03 16:56

    We're living in a sick, sick country where young children rape and murder their own. Live has no value for some races in this country, it is an inborn thing with them to rape, murder, steal, burn, destruct. God only help us.

      vuyelwa.kamlana - 2013-01-03 17:05

      Not some races, humans....hau!

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-03 18:26

      He is right Bulelwa. Remember the satanist ritual killers who doused their friend with petrol and set her alight? They were white. Today we have these 12-14 year old black kids who should have been strangled at birth

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-03 18:38

      Sorry, "Vuyelwa."

  • thethird.wors - 2013-01-03 16:58

    losers. kill them off now, it will certainly save a lot of other people from pain and/or death.

  • tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-03 17:00

    Where are the teenagers' parents? Did they appear in court?

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2013-01-03 17:00


  • vuyelwa.kamlana - 2013-01-03 17:03

    What has this world got into?

  • sabeer.mahomed.3 - 2013-01-03 17:11

    Lotsa hoohaa I see. But let's face reality, they're concidered kids according to the law and nothings gonna happen to them. Tmrw u n I are gonna forget them and They're slowly gonna blend into society and commit worse crimes as they grow up.

  • marius.fourie.526 - 2013-01-03 17:54

    When is it time to hold government officials accountable? Corporate managers gets fired if their departments do not perform. Minister of safety and security, justice, police commissioner your departments suck! You don't care cause you have a cosy jobs and earn big salaries while our kids daughters and wifes suffer! RIP little ones.

      rodney.bevan.58 - 2013-01-03 18:15

      Much as I dislike the ANC, I fail to see the logic in your statement. There are not and never will be enough police to stand on every single street corner and even if there were, it would still not stop people killing each other. This has far more to do with upbringing, culture (and, no I don't mean black culture), lack of morals and a lack respect for life. All of which should be taught both at school and at home. The society in which we live is at fault.

      marius.fourie.526 - 2013-01-03 18:31

      Rodney I agree totally with you. That is something you and me are use to but should we just pull up our shoulders and hope parents will come to the party? My argument is that ministers have the power to take a amendment of a law to government and say listen we have a problem lets look at x y z. Lets change the law on rape...public announce it though the president (I know he is also guilty) so that the hole SA can see something is done. Then enforce it 100%, but by sitting and waiting for someone else to do something....isn't that part of the whole problem?

  • George - 2013-01-03 18:13

    OMG wot da hell dats no kids is animals killing ure own frndz wot wer dey thinking wen dey rape dat poor gal dey deserve only the death cos I believe no child at dat age can think of killing another child let alone rape a gal. I feel sorry for da parents cos dey created monsters/animals

  • angelanair3 - 2013-01-03 18:25

    These murderous kids should be locked away in a hole and the keys thrown away for good measure! Raping and stoning these little children was an act of barbarism! New laws should be put into place - act like a savage and be treated like a savage! And seeing that our "holier than thou" government wont bring back the death penalty, alternatives have to be sought and found. Then we have to find out who was in charge of these kids? If I recall this happened in the morning - why did no one realise the kids were missing? This country needs to hold parents and guardians more accountable for the safety of their children. It doesnt help to have babies and get grants then leave children to their own devices - and if they are orphans then Child Welfare needs to be taken to task!

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-03 18:33

      I'm not so sure that it is the government which does not want to bring back the death penalty. When a death row inmate called Mankwanyane was due for execution I think during 1996, the government was hauled before the constitutional court where a judgment was handed down declaring the death penalty as being in violation of the constitutional right to life. Read a case called The State v Mankwanyane

      rodney.bevan.58 - 2013-01-03 18:48

      Themba, you are correct in your statement, the government was hauled in front of Concourt, however, the ANC government wrote the constitution as it stands, there was no public consultation, no referendum or anything in which the public had any say in what the constitution included. The banning of the death penalty is completely the fault of the ANC government.

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-03 19:54

      Rodney you are wrong. The interim constitution was drafted by various political parties during the on and off CODESA negotiations where it was also agreed that the final one will be drafted by a constitutional assembly, which was led by Cyril Ramaphosa and Roelf Meyer respectively from the ANC and the NP, the main protagonists at the material time. There was a very wide consultation process into the final text which was then finalised with those inputs before being submitted to the constitutional court for certification. Read further

  • day.marothi - 2013-01-03 18:27

    hang them finish n klaar

  • lara.vanrooyen.1 - 2013-01-03 18:34

    Imagine if this happened in America. Here it is just another news item. We have become very desensitized. What would it take to have that sudden moment, that things need to change, which India is now experiencing?

  • simon.mwando - 2013-01-03 19:11

    And everyone is worried abt that indian girl! Maybe here its 'normal' thts why its nt hitting the headlines

  • Shane Prins - 2013-01-03 19:28

    I am sure there is an adult or two involved here

  • sandra.blignault - 2013-01-03 20:06

    Here tog! Hoekom is die ander kerk se mense soos wilde diere? Het hierdie kindertjies nie n sad genoeg lewe gehad? Hoekom????? Julle is sooo verby siek!!!!!

  • roman.caesar.121 - 2013-01-03 20:09

    they were just following their master(zuma) comments, do the african way.

      rodney.bevan.58 - 2013-01-03 20:29

      K*k man! What utter rubbish, you racist t*at! Yes Zuma is dead from the neck up, but no nation, other than muslim radicals are this sick in the head.

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-03 20:50

      Sniffing glue Roman Caesar?

  • daniella.c.potgieter - 2013-01-03 20:14

    Its like we live in a horror movie! This is shocking. The tragic rape of the girl in Delhi happens here 10 fold everyday. There is never any hype or international attention on the daily barbaric acts that are happening in SA. We need to act like India and start doing something, fast.

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