Another woman raped, killed in W Cape

2013-02-12 14:23

Johannesburg - The body of a young woman was found in Beacon Hill, Atlantis, on Tuesday morning, Cape Town police said.

"A resident in Atlantis was on his way to work when he saw the body of a young lady in the bushes," Colonel Tembinkosi Kinana said.

The 19-year-old was found at 07:00. No arrests had been made.

Another 19-year-old woman was raped and murdered in Kraaifontein, near Cape Town over the weekend.

Her body was found in the drawer of a bed in a flat on Saturday. Police suspect she had been strangled.

The murders come in the wake of a public outcry following the rape and murder of Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen.

Booysen, 17, was gang-raped and disembowelled after visiting a club on Friday, 1 February.

She was found at the Asla construction site where she worked, not far from her RDP home, the next morning. She died later that day.

  • barack.ofama.3 - 2013-02-12 14:27

    7:00am which means it happened at night

      LionLamb - 2013-02-12 15:19

      We need to stand as a people and destroy this evil once and for all. We do not need the government. They are useless anyway. We need to take justice into our own hands people, or we will continue to see this evil spike!

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2013-02-12 15:42

      This is getting totally out of control! If they hang just one offender, surely the would be ones would think twice??? Come on Zuma - BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY!!!!!! A.S.A.P!

      chiefkeef.sosa.56 - 2013-02-12 15:53

      Can the Government give Helen Zille that Army she requested for? it is really needed now.

      Sasha D - 2013-02-12 17:06

      One thing is crystal clear and that is that we have many mentally deranged people in our society. It could be the remnant effects of apartheid, I don't really know. But what I do believe is that they need professional medical help before they commit these crimes. No sane or compos mentis individual commits crimes like this. These people are currently ignored by the state so it should come as little surprise when this kind of thing happens.

      Killbot79 - 2013-02-12 18:19

      Ntobeko, its crime same as in the ANC run areas moron

      jannie.beirowski - 2013-02-12 19:43

      The big crimes happen because small crimes are tollerated, accepted and ANC (absolutely no consequence). The government and police should apply the broken-window belief - repair the small broken windows, or small crimes and the breaking down of the building, or big crimes, will stop.

      Mbongeni Masilela - 2013-02-12 20:06

      Sounds like WC is becoming a nightmare under Zille

  • zelda.matthews - 2013-02-12 14:27

    Zuma! Get your rich but in gear and bring back the death penalty! Picture the scene with one of your kids or grand kids!!!!!

      simson.moller - 2013-02-12 14:47

      I'm sure he can picture that just fine since he's a rapist as well. Just not trailed yet....

      ianmichaelcalder - 2013-02-12 15:00

      Stan, thats about the most insensitive comment I've read on News24. Honestly, I'd sling a bunch of insults at you, but I think Karma is going to deal you the right hand of cards and you'll get what you deserve anyway.

      michael.jackwood - 2013-02-12 15:08

      Western Cape is under madam, what is it that Zuma has to do with the LACK of accountability of the administration of the Western Cape?, what is it that the MEC/minister of police doing in that province?

      gavin.lott.9 - 2013-02-12 15:19

      Michael...The Government run the Police...!

      vic.hammond.77 - 2013-02-12 15:22

      Zelda, I am 100% with you but it falls on deaf ears. Useless president's wives are safe at taxpayers expense.His rape charge was swept under the carpet.

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2013-02-12 16:36

      I am afraid things are really starting to fall apart, it's anarchy out there!! Do something Zuma for Pete's sake!!!!!!!

      Killbot79 - 2013-02-12 18:19

      Stan you need to play with something poisonous

  • zelda.matthews - 2013-02-12 14:29

    Nice my comment was removed cos it was prob too much too handle pffff

      PointBlank - 2013-02-12 14:48

      Calm down Zelda the comment is there...

  • AceOfSpades - 2013-02-12 14:30

    Have relationships become so hard or we just harbouring as many sick people? I dont understand because in my view "rape is an act of violence".

  • virginia.barker.37 - 2013-02-12 14:30

    Bring back the death penalty A.S.A.P. There is no other deterrent. This will continue happening as long as we have a weak judicial system in this country. Let the people vote for/against this request. Government cannot decide for the people.

  • gary.desousa.5 - 2013-02-12 14:35

    And the president is having meetings in potch to try and unseat the da mayor?

      AceOfSpades - 2013-02-12 14:43

      And you are writing comments here...

      ianmichaelcalder - 2013-02-12 15:07

      He's not the president of a country with rape levels soaring. Your comment suggests that you think Jayz has bigger priorities?

      AceOfSpades - 2013-02-12 15:38

      I think we all have roles to play than pointing fingers. If we literally await the president to solve it, doubt he will reach all of us. But if one of us finds a solution in their own community it can then be emulated by other able communities. The most effective solution I can think of.

      Eric Martinsich - 2013-02-12 15:38

      What the hell has the President got to do with Sadistic rapists/killers. Stick to the issue at hand

      ianmichaelcalder - 2013-02-12 15:48

      Not sure what you want the communities to do - they can't dispense mob justice, as that would amount to a crime. I think the general feeling is that there needs to be stricter punishments, and the easiest person to push for legal reform around that would be Zuma? While he can't resolve every case of rape, he can affect changes that give the country a better framework to operate with.

      AceOfSpades - 2013-02-13 09:20

      That is another way, two organisations have proven it viability with the ammendment of the sexual offences act. I still maintain that in a community that nevers sleeps, such would not be feasible.

  • doortjie.gouws - 2013-02-12 14:39

    And today the minister ruled out the death is against the ethos of human rights..what about the innocent people that gets raped and killed on a regular basis.. what about their human rights.. please consider the death penalty, Mr Zuma. rapists and murderers will think twice before they commit the crime.PLEASE!!!!!!

      cynthia.biljoen - 2013-02-12 15:46

      These criminals have "HUMAN" rights......what about their RESPONSIBILITY to behave like HUMANS??? What about the victim's rights???

  • barack.ofama.3 - 2013-02-12 14:39

    The death penalty is not n will never come back,swallow slow

      terra.schoultz - 2013-02-12 17:53

      barack... dont be surprised idiot, Zonkie Zuma will not rule for too long.

      Killbot79 - 2013-02-12 18:20

      So you support crime?

  • zapadela.tistarocha - 2013-02-12 14:40

    Condolences to the Family.............

      gestoffle.vaneerdenvark - 2013-02-15 09:24

      like you care, you are an indian, hate indians

  • Kiddo - 2013-02-12 14:42

    kill the scum

  • Poloyatonki - 2013-02-12 14:46

    Madam Zille please do something.

      Killbot79 - 2013-02-12 18:21

      ANC please dont destroy the country, stop stealing our money, stop condoning crime and corruption

  • mikesenhall - 2013-02-12 14:48

    We must take to the streets we as law abiding people to insist on Death Penalty referendum.The MONSTERS are enjoying reading in the news of how they are in control.They do as they please.The Streets are theirs to do what they want do/how and when they please

  • ted.harilall - 2013-02-12 14:49

    With the law which is in place by the ruling party, government is enjoying what is happening to our nation. They have a don't care attitude about normal citizens of this country, we the tax payers are being robbed from caring about our own families and caring for barbarians when appering in court,free legal aid (actually it is not free,we the tax payers foot the bill) and off course and we are paying for their five star treatment in prison, excellent good healthy food and private hospitals when needed. Our families whom we work so hard for has to suffer at the expense of criminals, cos they have more rights than a innocent citizen. ZUMA PLEASE HAVE AN EMERGENCY HEART OPERATION, AND HAVE A HEART.

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2013-02-12 14:50

    So pleased that News24 is now going to report on every single murder case. Good luck with that.

  • xoli.mabiya - 2013-02-12 14:51

    Something needs to be done..and fast

  • michael.jackwood - 2013-02-12 14:51

    Helen Zille's province is not working hard enough regarding safety of people of the Western Cape, maybe President Zuma must consider merging this province with the Northern Cape for capacity reasons.

      PointBlank - 2013-02-12 14:56

      Sigh... Always one isn't there.

      kimsaiyanprincess.murison - 2013-02-12 15:38

      - Um, ja, what about crime in other provinces? Please just let the fact go that Zille is white. That has nothing to do with anything.

      gbrucher - 2013-02-12 15:59

      Attention: Micheal Jackwood or is it M - Jackass? Please read; Hunt on for rapist of girl, 7 Johannesburg - Police were continuing the search for a man who raped a 7-year-old girl in Phunong section in Ganyesa Village, North West police said on Tuesday. The child was raped by an unknown man while playing alone at a nearby park on Saturday, Captain Amanda Funani said. The girl's grandmother noticed that she was struggling to walk. When the child was questioned she told her grandmother about the rape. The child was taken to a local hospital, where a doctor confirmed that she had been raped. A case was opened on Sunday afternoon, but no one had been arrested by Tuesday morning Probably the WC's and the DA's fault... Rape is a terrible thing, rape is rape. You can’t blame a political party for the wrong doing of man... Blame his d..k! Chop off his d..k, maybe then he will learn...

      Killbot79 - 2013-02-12 18:22

      And I thought the ANC run police is to prevent crime

  • PointBlank - 2013-02-12 14:51

    I can tell you this, the death penalty will not be reintroduced in this country. This will anger many people to the point where communities will institute their own form of the death penalty. We are going to see revenge vigilante attacks on suspects that will not only match the crime but go beyond that. This cannot be allowed to happen, the cops need to notch up a gear and start arresting suspects for their own sake and that of the moral fibre of this country. There is nothing more sick then rape, but I fear that the repercussions may be even more disturbing.

      kimsaiyanprincess.murison - 2013-02-12 15:39

      - Kangaroo courts are already happening because people are tired of living in fear.

      terra.schoultz - 2013-02-12 18:06

      PointBlank, reading the rest of your comments just shows me that you are here to P...OFF some off us. I promise you, if this has to happen to my loved ones no one will stop me to get revenge. I will take out anyone standing in my way. Police, politicians anyone...Idiot!!! O by the way, some of us do believe in our GOD. No matter what religion, so please keep your silly comments to yourself. Your day of reckoning will come my man!

      lynn.hattingh - 2013-02-12 18:36

      And now that you have emptied your bowels on us believers you find that this episode has made you WHAT?

  • simon.selahla - 2013-02-12 14:55

    No man! What's going on now with Western Cape province!

      PointBlank - 2013-02-12 15:38

      A women is raped every 30 seconds in this country - pity the media focus on the WC only. Right now in other provinces 10 women have just been raped.

      Killbot79 - 2013-02-12 18:23

      Are u being suggestive? Dumass

  • ted.harilall - 2013-02-12 14:55


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  • mandla.khumalo.501 - 2013-02-12 14:56

    I guess these good-for-nothing politicians will only act when their own daughters and wives get raped. Shows how they don't even care a single bit about the people they lead. All they care about is getting rich, eating KFC, sitting on mine-boards and polygamy. Disgusting!! :(

  • Jacky Mutsila - 2013-02-12 14:56

    and the minister is still telling us perpetrators have human rights

  • jenny.hallmiddler - 2013-02-12 14:59

    What the hell is going on !!!! shocking

  • veni.pillay - 2013-02-12 15:00

    so much for Cape town being a beautiful city hey. four rapes in one week.

      tony.bakkie - 2013-02-12 15:59

      How many in JHB, Durban, PE?

      craig.vanstade - 2013-02-12 16:35

      Neither Bredarsdorp or Atlantis is situated in Cape Town! You must be from Durban?

      Killbot79 - 2013-02-12 18:23

      How many rapes across the country daily? STFU

      megan.sonnenberg.12 - 2013-02-13 08:43

      Really genuis comment, WOW! Do yourself a favour and read some statistics on rapes occuring in SA daily. Just because newspapers choose to report on these few cases doesnt mean that they're the only cases.

  • Thuto Shomolekae - 2013-02-12 15:01

    but its true the only solution to crime is south africa is the death penalty

  • mapepaki - 2013-02-12 15:02

    A time will come soon, whereby people will have Kangaroo courts and vigilantes will carry out the sentences. This cannot go on, report rapes you say, so the rapists kill the women so they cannot be reported. Perhaps you have now created a monster in the justice system

      moi.carla.1980 - 2013-02-12 15:18

      True. People are being left with no other choice but to take the law into their own hands. Can't say that I blame them. If that what it takes to protect our children, then so be it.

      PointBlank - 2013-02-12 15:40

      True, but I fear the punishment will be worse then the crime which makes us worse then the rapist..

  • kobus.bekker - 2013-02-12 15:03

    All I can say is that we call a national day of prayer and unite. As GOD will be the only one we can turn to.

      lynn.hattingh - 2013-02-12 15:36


      makhanthisa.mastert - 2013-02-12 15:39


      PointBlank - 2013-02-12 15:41

      Sure and while you wait for God to do something, rapists will carry on... Eish... How about you get off your butt and do something instead of jumping out the windows, praying to God and wonder why he didn't save you when you splatter on the side walk!!!

  • garth.philpot - 2013-02-12 15:04

    This nation is sick to the core...its time for people to bare Arms ! if everybody had a gun, nobody would take advantage of others. There is a town in the US where it is mandatory to own a gun... there is no crime there. full stop.

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2013-02-12 15:13

      your theory does not work as is apparent in the world today. Violence can not removed by more Violence, This is a Colonial mistake completed over and over again by generations of greedy , bloodthirsty fools.

      TaniaSS - 2013-02-13 00:31

      Yep, Zapadela. Ward them off with your karate kicks ala (insert dvd). All five of them - these bustards run in packs. One for each limb, and one to enter your sacred place. Look up North, fool, and see what the so-called war veterans do to their prey. Breaking their legs to facilitate entry. Read UHURU! please. You will recognise the savagery of Africa - and why our politicians consider it OK to treat women like commodities. Slavery in Africa was a result of tribes selling off their enemies instead of killing them - once the Arabs grasped the market. Nothing has changed. Woman are still commodities, goods, their wombs and vaginas being sold on an open market. Slavery is alive and well.

      CelesteH - 2013-02-13 11:59

      Really zapadela. Maybe what this country needs right now is a colonial mistake just to balance the scales again. Lets look at statistics here.

  • Ntombenhlez - 2013-02-12 15:06

    In KZN the woonga boys are raping old ladies our grannies, @ the Western Cape its the youth..'the Holly spirit must come down'...kwaze kwanzima

  • delelani - 2013-02-12 15:07

    Such a shame that of all things in the world, we're the rape capital!

      Killbot79 - 2013-02-12 18:24

      Thanks to the immorality of the ANC

  • anton.zyl.3 - 2013-02-12 15:07

    The stae are the people and they should decide the state is not the politicians we need a referendum on this becuase the people who are the state have a right to say wether the Death Penalty should be legislated for specific crimes.

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2013-02-12 15:13

      NO death penalty, Thanks.

      Killbot79 - 2013-02-12 18:24

      Zappy, why?

  • stephen.michaels.75641 - 2013-02-12 15:10

    Father help us all!!

      lynn.hattingh - 2013-02-12 15:34

      Stephen we will need all the help we can get, it's going to get worse before it gets better!

  • lois.lloyd.1238 - 2013-02-12 15:10

    Didn't Helen Zille recently ask for the Defence Force to help on the Cape flights to fight crime - and our government refused? Instead they send troops to help other african countries.

      peejay.maclane - 2013-02-12 15:21

      Soldiers are trained for war and not policing The military itself has police dept within the Defense Force. Their weapon are assault rifles not hand guns. If I was a president I wouldn't allow military near residents

      PointBlank - 2013-02-12 15:42

      No peejay, the miltary Police are armed with 9mm's

      PointBlank - 2013-02-12 15:42

      Also peejay, flying squad members of the SAPS are armed with assault rifles..R5's

  • jan.dipoto - 2013-02-12 15:12

    What is really happening in this country living with sick people like this. Solution, Death penalty. Period.

  • xoliswa.mbayise - 2013-02-12 15:15

    There is a special place in hell 4 pepertratorz of such cruel and inhuman crimez!!! Sies

      SnowHonkey - 2013-02-12 15:32

      If only hell was real...

  • jan.dipoto - 2013-02-12 15:21

    If this was to happen to one of our high profile Cadres(Judges,Magistrates,Ministers), i wonder what would the action be. Obviously, review our constitution and amend it? Can't wait for that day, Heh! Just opinion.

  • arthur.salvado - 2013-02-12 15:22

    This is a disgrace. Rape capital of the universe. Shame on you South Africa

  • nevergrowupgirl - 2013-02-12 15:32

    I hope they catch these creeps and castrate them in public. If their little w*llie$ are bothering them so much, chop them off!!! It sickens me that so many people in our beautiful country suffer so much violence, yet government seems to think the criminals deserve more rights. Right to life, free food, free clothes, free accommodation, free education, and still they have the flipping right to vote!? What the hell is going on Mr. Zuma? When are you going to realise that criminals are running the country? Oh, wait, forget I even asked that!

  • Perfume - 2013-02-12 15:33

    The cANCer must be careful that the people of South Africa don't start taking the law into their own hands. Quick death sentences will be served to rapists they won't even have time to appear in court. Read earlier that there is a hunt on for a 7 year old little girl's rapist. Government might wake up from their slumber once the people start taking the law into their own hands, or unless they depend fully on the votes of rapists and murderers that help them stay in power.

  • craig.lott.589 - 2013-02-12 15:35

    Are these "suspects" not refugees from other Provinces, committing crimes in the WC to give us a bad name?

      Eric Martinsich - 2013-02-12 15:41

      Refugess from another Province???

      PointBlank - 2013-02-12 15:43

      really???? Holy smoke some of you are strange..

      craig.lott.589 - 2013-02-12 15:54

      The WC is the only well run Province in the country, and just happens to be run by the DA. The WC is also overrun by people looking for work, to use the hospitals, and of course the schools. Zille, has in the past, got into trouble for calling all these people refugees because they were in a sense escaping places like Limpopo, Mapumalanga, E, Cape etcc.. Very strange agreed, but, quite true.

      abner.mophethe - 2013-02-12 16:15

      your english is quite good for someone so stupid

      CelesteH - 2013-02-13 12:03

      Craig, crawl back into your hole.

  • reza.ryklief - 2013-02-12 15:42

    Folks, the death penalty isn't going to solve anything. I'm sure most of these scum do it because they think they'll get away with it, or they just don't care. The only sure way to get rid of this curse is for parents to raise their sons properly, so they become good and honest gentleman who respect Woman. In the meantime, some more cops on the streets would be a welcome sight.

      annatjie.durant - 2013-02-12 16:13

      Mense,wanneer God se wette weg geneem word,dan kry jy sulke dinge soos moord,verkragting,en dies meer! As jy iemand se lewe neem, moet jy boet met jou eie! Nie lekker in die tronk gaan sit,en lekker verniet lewe nie!

      TaniaSS - 2013-02-13 00:41

      The death penalty would make them dead. Problem solved. No more appeals, no more bail, semen found in mutilated woman = death. Now if only our Forensics were up to scratch, if all fingerprints for ID's were available on the Police data base, if we had private prisons in remote areas for the repeat offenders, if family realised they have a killer in their midst, and the police had a way to effecticely keep him from committing his crimes...IF.

      tanya.booysen.94 - 2013-02-13 16:37

      Agree these criminals don't care they aware of the outrage on social media and it does not bother them. Criminals come in all shape, colour and forms a judtice system that runs effiently and prosecute accordingly is what we need.

  • colleen.erasmus.7 - 2013-02-12 15:43

    If no change is going to be made then its goodbye to south africa! We will be so notorious for all the crime, that people won't invest and won't want to come and visit and who will blame them, I certainly won't! The whole of africa will be plagued by poverty, sickness, unemployment and goverment are walking with blinkers on! The outside world is sitting and watching us and they not stupid, foreign investors will withdraw ultimmately!

  • melissa.leon.564 - 2013-02-12 15:52

    This is getting out of hand!! People that can commit such horrific acts have no rights in my opinion so BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY so that this can stop, we dont need such criminals in this country, they are a waste of space and our TAX money to sit in Jail.

  • Peter Zylstra - 2013-02-12 15:54

    Rape is fast becoming the national past time of some of SA's uneducated masses. Jacob must do something!

      CelesteH - 2013-02-13 12:04

      At the rate this country is going, we will have nation rape day as a public holiday.

  • chikomborero.dumba - 2013-02-12 16:07

    People often confuse retribution with revenge... Vengeance signifies inflicting harm on the offender out of anger because of what he has done. Retribution is the rationally supported theory that the criminal deserves a punishment fitting the gravity of his crime...Retributivism is not based on hatred for the criminal (though a feeling of vengeance may accompany the punishment). Retributivism is the theory that the criminal deserves to be punished and deserves to be punished in proportion to the gravity of his or her crime, whether or not the victim or anyone else desires it. We may all deeply regret having to carry out the punishment, but consider it warranted.When a society fails to punish criminals in a way thought to be proportionate to the gravity of the crime, the danger arises that the public would take the law into its own hands, resulting in vigilante justice. We have to advocate the death penalty, if not for revenge, as pro-rights groups would advocate but as just dessert for the gravity of the crime.

      TaniaSS - 2013-02-13 00:43

      Amen. The punishment should fit the crime.

  • zetw1 - 2013-02-12 16:12

    Hang them !!

  • zetw1 - 2013-02-12 16:13

    Hang them !!

  • zetw1 - 2013-02-12 16:13

    Death Penalty !!

  • zetw1 - 2013-02-12 16:13

    Death Penalty !!

  • Nkosinathi.Sibbs - 2013-02-12 16:14

    Matching against rapist is wasting time and energy just one bullet. Bring back death penalty please!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • zetw1 - 2013-02-12 16:20

    Hang them in the street for others like them to see !!