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Child rapist gets 10 years

2013-06-26 22:56

Johannesburg - An 18-year-old man who raped a 12-year-old boy was sentenced to 10 years' jail by the Vryheid Regional Court on Wednesday, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

The 12-year-old was at his house in Vryheid on the evening of 1 January 2012, when Nkululeko Buthelezi called him to the nearby veld and raped him, Captain Thulani Zwane said.

"The victim screamed for help and his friend came to his rescue. The accused fled the scene."

The victim reported the attack to his parents and a case of rape was opened. Buthelezi was arrested and denied bail until he was convicted and sentenced.

Comments
  • Jomo Sekgobela - 2013-06-26 23:42

    very good even though the sentence was lenient

      Squeegee Pilot - 2013-08-15 07:55

      Clear discrimination against men and boys. Why is it less of an offense when a boy gets raped than when its a girl? See: "On Monday, Nhlanhla Dlamini, 19, was sentenced in the KwaDukuza Regional Court to life imprisonment, for raping a 10-year-old girl in March, said police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge."

  • Lesley Diane Greyling - 2013-06-26 23:53

    ten years/ TEN YEARS? WT Heck kind of message does THAT send? he will be out in five, before the poor rape survivor is even 15~! it is a JOKE~! That boy will have issues for years and who will pay for his counselling and help him? I thought our Govt was going to be tough on violent crimes? Really?? TEN YEARS~! hah~!

      Robert Sidney - 2013-06-27 08:17

      You know - I think magistrates deliberately give out these sentences so that everyone can say our justice system is crap. This has GOT to be a political conspiracy. Really? Where in the world would a ten year sentence been handed out for rape?

      Charci Moll - 2013-06-27 08:48

      This rapist from Cape Town only got 5 years for repeatedly raping a boy. http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/appleton-jail-term-criticised-1.1061170?showComments=true#.Ucve4pz3KQk I saw him a few weeks ago shopping at a local supermarket; already out of jail. Outrageous

      Helen Shevchuk - 2013-06-27 10:32

      Justice system is really screwed. One gets 10yrs for stealing R100, another gets 10yrs for RAPING A CHILD!! Really now??!!! His parents must be devastated with such unfair ruling. Would it still be 10 if, heaven forbid, it was judge's kid?

  • Israel - 2013-06-27 02:09

    Far to LENIENT - life is more appropriate!!!!

  • Makhosonke Nkosi - 2013-06-27 04:07

    When the magistrate looked into his/her briefcase couldn't he find a better sentence & gave this man 10 years? If so what stopped him/ner to have multiplied the 10 with another 10 atleast and added words such as no chance for parole atleast until the rapist celebrated his 80th birthday?

  • Perter Damingo - 2013-06-27 06:50

    I think all these judges should go and learn by the other two who gave three life sentences and the other 121 years. Now those are JUDGES

  • Ceba Mlandu - 2013-06-27 07:20

    I think the judge likes little boys too. But he couldn't have been seen as soft so he handed down the sentence.

  • S'hawu Ndumiso - 2013-06-27 08:23

    10 years will not amount to the life time of pain that the girl will endure.Laws should be reviewed in this country it seems like they favour criminals.

      Soraya Asmal - 2013-06-27 08:49

      Which girl are you talking about?

  • Soraya Asmal - 2013-06-27 08:42

    If it were the judges son that had been raped, do u think the sentence would still be 10 yrs? Its these same judges that are contributing to the crime rate rather than sending a stern message to would be criminals.

  • Na-aem Williams - 2013-06-27 08:54

    Imagine there was a thing called death penalties,now just imagine the amount of voters the ANC will loose.

  • kgomotso.kgopa - 2013-06-27 09:57

    It's about damn flippen time! Justice served! So many innocent souls are haunted with memories of such horific deeds to due to these fools in our communities with poor judgement and reasoning!

      Bri - 2013-06-27 11:58

      Justice Served? You are as simple minded as the judge who handed down such a pathetic sentence.

  • Nhlapo Pk Phoka - 2013-06-27 10:40

    Thats not enough. Y not life sentence.

  • Bri - 2013-06-27 11:56

    AArrghhh!!! WTF 10 years!! Hang these Monsters!!

  • CathleenThompson - 2013-06-28 11:18

    Rape, of women, men, children, old people, must carry mandatory multiple life sentences, no parole ever, no extenuating circumstances, rape is rape and it must end.

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