8th gang rape suspect due in court

2012-04-20 07:49

Johannesburg - The eighth man arrested in connection with the gang rape of a Soweto teenager is expected to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Friday, the National Prosecuting Authority said.

He was allegedly holding the 17-year-old against her will at his house in Braamfischerville when she was found on Wednesday. The girl had gone missing on March 21.

On Thursday, five men and two youths matching the descriptions of the rapists seen in a cellphone video of the attack appeared in court. They were arrested in Dobsonville on Tuesday.

The case was postponed until April 25 for further investigation.

The rape video went "viral" on the internet on Wednesday and was one of the main topics trending on the social networking site Twitter.

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  • Jonathan - 2012-04-20 07:55

    Castrate the bastard!!!

      Gigo - 2012-04-20 07:59

      What is Kony?

      Gigo - 2012-04-20 08:02

      remove these trolls

      Jack - 2012-04-20 08:04

      More girls are raped in South Africa than anywhere else in the world. What does this tell us about the mentality of our nation, what kind of people are we actually dealing with here, when the president himself was accused of rape. This culture thing needs a shake-up...time to evolve people.

  • MSGRule - 2012-04-20 08:00

    Castrate him and his child rapists.

      Bless Boswell - 2012-04-20 10:12

      Castration's not going to help. If they can't do it themselves, then they still find a way to molest and rape. Truth! The rape is a manifestation of a dysfunctional brain - not dysfunctional gonads. Kill the brain - problem solved.

  • Sharon - 2012-04-20 08:00

    This story was covered by all major news networks, BBC, CNN and Sky. I am so embarrassed to be South African, because it reflects badly on all of us. As it is potential tourists are discouraged from coming here because of the crime. It is such a shame.

      Jack - 2012-04-20 08:09

      "reflects badly on all of us" no not really, just shows the world what whites have to deal with. South Africa is the rape capital of the world. With the president leading the way.

      Nirosha - 2012-04-20 08:16

      Maybe its a good thing, they will be forced to ensure these rapists are put behind bars for a very long time. The scourge of rapes are increasing due to lack of convictions. This is a dangerous country we woman live in and the world has a right to know.

      Lucille - 2012-04-20 08:24

      Jack that is such a stupid thing to say, why sart a racial war when there need not be one? All races rape, murder steal etc. As a SOUTH AFRICAN I am ashamed of these useless beings that share this country with me!!!!

      Demetrius.Syriopoulos - 2012-04-20 08:56

      Jack ass, what a idiotic statement. are you sure you are refering to the same incident? did you comunicate with your brain befoe you wrote this? is it maybe that in your mind this helpless girl became "white" because she was raped and "blacks" commit crimes against "whites"? i guess it is pointless to continue this as you may force me to drop to your level.

      Jeffrey - 2012-04-20 09:58

      you must never be ashamed to be South African, US soldiers passing on dead Afghan, the late Jackson accuse of having sex with children, some members of catholic molestering boys,bill clinton, tiger woods Affair,Mike Tyson... be ashame to be part of this sicking world. better pray hard.

  • Shikara - 2012-04-20 08:03

    now is the time to re-build. Social injustice is alive and kicking, and it's not OK! #CompassionCoup

  • CarlaSwanepoel11 - 2012-04-20 08:06

    Half of Johannesburg's street hookers are kids

  • Warwick - 2012-04-20 08:17

    Must be a bit of African ubuntu at work here. This type of behavour must have been learned from the parents I guess. I wonder who or what will be blamed when the defence takes the stand.

      mpilo.ndwndwe - 2012-04-20 08:53

      we'll blame apartheid Warwick

      Demetrius.Syriopoulos - 2012-04-20 09:01

      Warwick, prety sure it will the girls fault because she dared to leave the house. or maybe the shoes she had on. or the skirt she had. or the blowse. it may even be that she asked to be treated this way. it could never be the perpertrator as we have this sickness called "not my fault" how i wish that there will at least one prosecutor and magistrate that want to make an example of someone in the hope that others may wake up

      Bless Boswell - 2012-04-20 09:06

      That comment just shows what a clot you are. As a rule white people don't behave that way, while one can't say the same for black people - if you read the posts from yesterday where it was admitted by a black man that on the whole, their sexual Behaviour leaves much to be desired. One's moral values are instilled very early in life. Just because you grow up under difficult conditions does not automatically cause you to become a rapist. Get your head out if your bum.

      Demetrius.Syriopoulos - 2012-04-20 09:09

      Bless, whom are you replying to?

      Bless Boswell - 2012-04-20 10:08

      I'm sorry, it was Mpilo. Got me sooooo cross!

      Demetrius.Syriopoulos - 2012-04-20 12:51

      ok Bless, but i think it was a sarcastic remorc rather than a statement. we do blame apartheid for everythin after all. Mpilo, at least i hope so mate

  • Aubrey - 2012-04-20 08:53

    The big brave inguni warriors are showing their true colours again.

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      faerrab - 2012-04-20 09:45

      Dont worry they going het Pomped in Prison

      Bless Boswell - 2012-04-20 10:07

      Fair enough, but who pays their accommodation for the next little while? We do. They all deserve nothing more than death. Then a pauper's burial - or better still, harvest their organs so that someone decent can have a chance at life. The Chinese have this 100% right.

  • Biggs - 2012-04-20 09:12

    This court is wasting time, send them to the kangaroo court whereby their sentence is ready whether their minors or not, chop off their horns. I'm telling you , after that whenever they see a woman they will run away like hell

      Demetrius.Syriopoulos - 2012-04-20 09:19

      Biggs, seen that Jack ass earlier disided to bring race into this when there was no need to, you are a "black" male. you may be better equiped to explain to him how come you feel the way you do and howcome you are not the same as the scum that raped this girl, that he would like to generalise you with.

  • Jeffrey - 2012-04-20 09:49

    Be warned ppl, who ever found in possession of the gang rape video is commiting a crime: will be charged with the possession of child porn and distribution thereof. I know more that 20 ppl will be arrested, earless africans. to me who ever is in possession of such video does not have a heart for the tortured girl.lets unite,operation deleta. serious

  • gugulethu.m.shabangu - 2012-04-20 10:26

    This is just sickning and cruel...!

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