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Couple held for abusing, killing son

2012-11-13 08:41

Johannesburg - The mother and stepfather of a 5-year-old North West boy were arrested for his death after his funeral, The Times reported on Tuesday.

"The little boy was found dead with head injuries, bruises on the left of his body... cigarette burns on his private parts and on his back," police spokesperson Captain Pelonomi Makau was quoted as saying.

"Post mortem results showed that the child had a clot on his brain."

The boy was buried 20km from his hometown in Brits.

The couple handed themselves over to the police at the Hartbeespoort police station after the funeral on Monday.

"I do not want to talk about something I have nothing to do with," the mother, 25, told The Times.

She and the boy's stepfather, 29, were expected to appear in court on charges of child abuse and murder.

Comments
  • nicolas.d.white - 2012-11-13 08:46

    Times like these you widh the death penalty was back!!!!! Sick people

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-11-13 08:52

      It is always extremely distressing reading about stories like this where small children are abused in the most inhumane way. These monsters that call themselves parents, deserve nothing less than life in prison.

      goeie.jaarling - 2012-11-13 09:22

      I agree, but what I don't understand is why these retarded filth were allowed to attend the boy's funeral.

      kingsleyb - 2012-11-13 09:27

      I wish I was their neighbor. Death penalty is too easy for such cowards.

      Jo.Davies123 - 2012-11-13 09:32

      I am completely blown away by this. There are no words which can express my absolute disgust in the human race .

      Eterni80 - 2012-11-13 09:42

      as to the mothers statement of nothing to do with - f that idea, you ARE RESPONSIBLE even if it's by turning a blind eye. I hope you rot in prison then burn in hell.

      zambezi.river - 2012-11-13 09:57

      How can they do this to another human being ?.............. I am baffled.

      savethechildren.savethechildren - 2012-11-13 23:04

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  • annerie.m.coetzee - 2012-11-13 08:47

    BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY!!

      gavin.lott.9 - 2012-11-13 09:21

      Yep ! I just don't get it! R.I.P peace little man you are safe now.

      Jason - 2012-11-13 09:23

      No trial, no delays...............Just kill them. Dont waste our hard earned tax money on these animals.

      savethechildren.savethechildren - 2012-11-13 23:04

      The neighbours heard his cries for 5 years and said nothing. Speak up now. Sign the facebook protest to keep these animals behind bars. Add SavetheChildren as a friend and add your name to the cause

  • mshiniboys - 2012-11-13 08:49

    Cry the beloved North West..pathetic people live there.

      lorain.maseko - 2012-11-13 09:11

      AS opposed to the intellects of Nkandla?

  • johan.fou - 2012-11-13 08:52

    They should be given 3 forms of punishment out of the following list: http://www.medievality.com/torture.html

      robin.bradley.9803 - 2012-11-13 09:20

      THANKS, That was a good laugh, picturing Z00ma , Juliaass and crew being tortured..

      savethechildren.savethechildren - 2012-11-13 23:04

      The neighbours heard his cries for 5 years and said nothing. Speak up now. Sign the facebook protest to keep these animals behind bars. Add SavetheChildren as a friend and add your name to the cause

  • www.hephzibah.wapsite.me - 2012-11-13 08:59

    You have everything to do with it you murderer.Why hand yourself over if you have nothing to do with it you coward,murderer and liar.This is why the ACDP wants the death penalty esp for monsters like this.

      savethechildren.savethechildren - 2012-11-13 23:05

      The neighbours heard his cries for 5 years and said nothing. Speak up now. Sign the facebook protest to keep these animals behind bars. Add SavetheChildren as a friend and add your name to the cause

  • richard.laros.77 - 2012-11-13 08:59

    This is where even the death sentence is not enough punishment. A case like this deserves relentless torture for these despicable things. How can you be so sick to do this to anyone, let alone a defenseless 5 year old, who only wants to be protected by the very people doing this to him. At times like these I wish that the authorities would just hand this trash over to the community and turn a blind eye.

  • JohnDough - 2012-11-13 09:00

    May I please have 10 minutes alone with each of them, just 10 minutes.

      Fundukululukunjakunne Why Cano - 2012-11-13 09:12

      Sounds like Jack baur. I would prefer to go dexter on them. Such people are not supposed to have kids.

  • Mazo Nhlaka Magewushe - 2012-11-13 09:00

    they must just go to jail as soon as possible

      Jason - 2012-11-13 09:25

      Why Jail??? so they can have 3 square meals a day and a roof over their head for life???? NO NO NO my friend. Quick lead tablet to the brain will sort these two out. No mess no fuss and no expense to the tax payer.

  • carna.vanrensburg.3 - 2012-11-13 09:01

    Julle is gemors wat nie verdien om te leef nie. Ek kyk na 'n foto van die seuntjie, en wens ek kon kom kry. Jou arme kind! Ek smag na kinders, en ek kry niks. Hoe werk die lewe dat sulke bliksemse vuilgoed soos hierdie kan kinders kry? HOE WERK DIE LEWE!

      savethechildren.savethechildren - 2012-11-13 23:05

      The neighbours heard his cries for 5 years and said nothing. Speak up now. Sign the facebook protest to keep these animals behind bars. Add SavetheChildren as a friend and add your name to the cause

      bernadette.taylor.528 - 2012-11-17 09:18

      My hart gaan uit na mense soos jy. Ek sit self en vra hoe kan goeie mense nie kinders kry nie?? Monsters kry en kyk wat het met Anthony gebeur. My seun lyk baie na Anthony hy word nou jan 6. Ek wil cindy-lee en marko n stadige dood gee een van abuse oor 30 jaar en dan moet hulle ook maar vrek van die abuse. Toe ek die storie sien was my hart gebreek ek dink dag in en uit aan Anthony tog is ek n Detective sien baie, maar die kind het my net geraak en ek ken hom nie maar ek wens so ek het. Mooi bly. Wens iemand anders kon na Anthony omsien.

  • nick.d.hunt.3 - 2012-11-13 09:04

    I'd kill them if I had the chance! Where do you as a person get to a point where you think doing something like that is okay? They deserve nothing less than a painful death, like the one that child suffered!

      savethechildren.savethechildren - 2012-11-13 23:05

      The neighbours heard his cries for 5 years and said nothing. Speak up now. Sign the facebook protest to keep these animals behind bars. Add SavetheChildren as a friend and add your name to the cause

  • Perfume5 - 2012-11-13 09:08

    Lethal injection - I don't need my taxes supporting them in prison. People who abuse children should get the injection immediately!!!!!!

      savethechildren.savethechildren - 2012-11-13 23:05

      The neighbours heard his cries for 5 years and said nothing. Speak up now. Sign the facebook protest to keep these animals behind bars. Add SavetheChildren as a friend and add your name to the cause

  • sajeeda.ebrahim - 2012-11-13 09:09

    I hope they rot in prison. I hope the prisoners do to them what they did to an innocent child. The mother deserves to be treated like the animal she is. I can't understand how people can do this. With the type of laws you get in this country, they will probably be out in one year. What justice is that for an innocent boy - hope someone teaches them a lesson.

      savethechildren.savethechildren - 2012-11-13 23:06

      The neighbours heard his cries for 5 years and said nothing. Speak up now. Sign the facebook protest to keep these animals behind bars. Add SavetheChildren as a friend and add your name to the cause

  • karenadawkins - 2012-11-13 09:09

    rot in heal these people make humanity sick .... show them the same kindness they showed there child ...

      savethechildren.savethechildren - 2012-11-13 23:06

      The neighbours heard his cries for 5 years and said nothing. Speak up now. Sign the facebook protest to keep these animals behind bars. Add SavetheChildren as a friend and add your name to the cause

  • itumeleng.mogaki - 2012-11-13 09:10

    Disgusting!

  • justin.frittelli - 2012-11-13 09:10

    Hand them over to the community! This is the type of crime that only a stoning can bring about justice.

      savethechildren.savethechildren - 2012-11-13 23:06

      The neighbours heard his cries for 5 years and said nothing. Speak up now. Sign the facebook protest to keep these animals behind bars. Add SavetheChildren as a friend and add your name to the cause

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-13 09:12

    There are so many couples that just can't have children and here we have once again a couple that abuses their little child to death!!!! RIP little one :(

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-11-13 09:12

    Rest in peace little guy, I feel so sad for what you had to endure. Brutes, there is nothing I can think of that befits this crime. Mother how the hell could you not have known that your child was being abused by that monster, I will not believe that. With all the couple longing for children why could you not have dropped him off at a police station or hospital and said 'we don't want him.' Every time you close your eyes see his tearful face and know what you've done.

  • attie.mostert.9 - 2012-11-13 09:14

    Disgusting, A life for a life!!!!!! If you are able to take a life, you should pay with your life.

  • matshidiso.rantai - 2012-11-13 09:15

    There is no such a thing as "love is blind". The mother should serve time by herself for being so stupid.

  • bronwyn.yarr - 2012-11-13 09:16

    they deserve to die a slow horrible death themselves!!!

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-13 09:17

    people should stop having sex if they can't face the responsibilities.

  • sarah.bouttell - 2012-11-13 09:17

    There is not a single day that goes by, that I do not cast an eye over my child's body, and just check for marks. If he has a bruise, I ask him what happened. I can not believe for one second, that this "mother" did not know what was going on, or in her words "had nothing to do with". She has abdicated from the most serious responsibility of her life, to ensure that her child is safe and healthy. She is as guilty of the crime, as the person who held the cigarette. Hateful creatures, crush them.

      briana.scott - 2012-11-13 13:34

      I do exactly the same thing, I notice every mark,because kids are clumsy, but it is so very sad that as Moms we have to. There is no taking for granted that our children are safe.

  • awebra - 2012-11-13 09:19

    Seriously what is happening to the world!

  • mtho.maseko - 2012-11-13 09:19

    yho its hard outside

  • estelle.longbottom.1 - 2012-11-13 09:20

    they should abuse the parents to. give them cigarette burns and bruises

      lorain.maseko - 2012-11-13 09:47

      i wouls start smoking just to join in and give them a taste of their own medicine.

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-11-13 09:48

      ...and then kick them to death.

      savethechildren.savethechildren - 2012-11-13 23:06

      The neighbours heard his cries for 5 years and said nothing. Speak up now. Sign the facebook protest to keep these animals behind bars. Add SavetheChildren as a friend and add your name to the cause

  • michelle.h.koekemoer - 2012-11-13 09:22

    And then there are those people who would give anything to parent and love a little being. Sometimes one has to question why rubbish like this get the priviledge of being parents and others who would be brilliant parents cannot conceive.

      savethechildren.savethechildren - 2012-11-13 23:07

      The neighbours heard his cries for 5 years and said nothing. Speak up now. Sign the facebook protest to keep these animals behind bars. Add SavetheChildren as a friend and add your name to the cause

  • ray.molekoa.5 - 2012-11-13 09:25

    That\s why I am putting up with this woman so I can be closed to my 4 and 6 year olds until they are old enough before I can move on . I fear something like this happening to them with whatever trash their mother might bring into their lives . Rest in peace shimboy , your death motivates me to have more strength to put up with a lot to protect my kids .

  • issa.kabudula - 2012-11-13 09:28

    What a torture the boy went thru...the justice must take its course, I think their lawyers will seek bail for them and they will be granted shame!

  • kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-13 09:31

    Trailer trash.

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-11-13 09:34

    The death penalty for these two must be delayed. They must be sent to prison for a short time.The inmates must be told of their atrocities.They must be treated in such, that they beg for the death penalty.I have no words to describe the mother.

      sarah.bouttell - 2012-11-13 09:41

      We should not become accustomed to freaks and murderers issuing justice for us.

  • storm.trooper.125 - 2012-11-13 09:38

    cowars,,harm a child that cant defend himself..the mother is already guilty if she knew the stepfather abused the child..

  • Eterni80 - 2012-11-13 09:40

    please please give me and my blow torch ten minutes with these creatures...

  • malungisa.samuel - 2012-11-13 09:46

    As long zuma is there our innocent/blessing kids will die each and everyday our democracy we achieve is to kill each other where is humanity SA is loosing dignity until we remove corrupted zuma.zuma is a lie how can he say mbeki is a gud person although he chase him away like a dog in the house and everyone knows that zuma is an enermy of mbeki uyakanvasa

  • Kodi Basi - 2012-11-13 09:47

    shame on u lady u love some1 s child morethn ur own flesh

  • godesha - 2012-11-13 09:47

    Parents killing their children, children killing their parents. People have gone completely crazy. Such a terrible thing to happen to an innocent, defenceless little boy. RIP little guy.

  • fumanekile.ralane - 2012-11-13 09:54

    Bring back death sentence,people do thing because they know that the law will protect them as criminals as much as they have so much rights,I wonder where is south africa going I'm very scared!

  • fumanekile.ralane - 2012-11-13 09:54

    Bring back death sentence,people do thing because they know that the law will protect them as criminals as much as they have so much rights,I wonder where is south africa going I'm very scared!

  • PumaFred - 2012-11-13 09:55

    Let a court of law find them guilty first before everyone makes comments. Then once guilty their sentence should be that they are released in the middle if Kruger park, tied to a tree

  • PumaFred - 2012-11-13 09:55

    Let a court of law find them guilty first before everyone makes comments. Then once guilty their sentence should be that they are released in the middle if Kruger park, tied to a tree

  • briana.scott - 2012-11-13 10:05

    they should be burnt with cigarettes and buried alive. They should have no constitutional rights, those rights should be disregarded with the heinous crime they have committed. That poor, poor child. When I read these horrors I look at my own children and i cannot fathom the idea of causing them pain, no matter how crazy they can make me. That poor little child, how can anyone happily believe in or defend a 'God' who allows this to happen. No child should have to endure such betrayal and pain from the very person who should love him above all else!!

      Steven Stoltz - 2012-11-14 10:41

      i agree i also have kids i get sad to think that poor child must have thought thats what love is and still loved them unconditionally makes me angry whould love to know wich prison they going to want to buy the inmates cigarettes

  • mona.jafthas - 2012-11-13 10:36

    this is really sad!!!

  • chantel.newland.5 - 2012-11-13 10:38

    These people have no right 2 b called parents, they should be made 2 suffer like this poor baby was made 2 suffer... Yet another child the system has failed because you can't tell me no1 knew this was happening, its time South Africans start speaking up!!!!

      savethechildren.savethechildren - 2012-11-13 23:09

      The neighbours heard his cries for 5 years and said nothing. Speak up now. Sign the facebook protest to keep these animals behind bars. Add SavetheChildren as a friend and add your name to the cause

  • mthoko.xulu.96 - 2012-11-13 10:48

    heartedless parents.

  • teri.bosmanbekker - 2012-11-13 11:04

    I cannot describe the anger i feel when the thought enters my mind, on what a life this little boy must of had - and then to be killed on top of it - or die from abusing injuries. it is heartless - and so Evil! CUT off the low scum of a father's Penis - and take the so called mother to the vet - to have her sterilized!!! without narcotics!!!! Horrible stuff... RIP little boy - you are no longer in pain or fear of these monsters who hurt you! Wish someone could have given you a happier loved home!

      savethechildren.savethechildren - 2012-11-13 23:07

      The neighbours heard his cries for 5 years and said nothing. Speak up now. Sign the facebook protest to keep these animals behind bars. Add SavetheChildren as a friend and add your name to the cause

  • sajeeda.ebrahim - 2012-11-13 14:16

    So many comments. But what are we going to do about it? Our angry words will not even reach these people. Anyone know their names ? Who can I contact to make sure that the publics views are taken into consideration. These people must never be allowed to roam the streets. NO BAIL for these killers.

      maritza.gobey - 2012-11-13 20:36

      I agree! Hope the rot in jail!!\r\nThe step father's name is Marco Barnard and the mom's name is Cindy-Lee Jansen. I have photo's of them too! Here's the link to the Afrikaans news report.\r\nhttp://m.news24.com/beeld/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Ma-kerel-in-sel-na-kind-begrawe-is-20121112

  • yolandelouise.fourie - 2012-11-13 19:16

    Justice for killing this little boy!!! I hope their case goes to senior state prosecutor Carina Coetzee!!!!

  • savethechildren.savethechildren - 2012-11-13 23:01

    Sign the petition to deny these animals bail. Join the facebook cause to keep them behind bars http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Couple-held-for-abusing-killing-son-20121113

      freda.kotze - 2012-11-13 23:21

      Problem is that even if anybody said something - who the f@# will listen? The system has failed a child, they should be ashamed! It makes no sense to talk now - tomorrow everybody wil gripe about somebody and something else....yet figgerall wil be done to make a difference. Send the f$# parents to death row!

      Petro Heyns - 2012-11-13 23:23

      Hoop hulle vrot in die tronk !

  • savethechildren.savethechildren - 2012-11-13 23:31

    That witch of a mother is on facebook. Tell her what you think of her. Sick woman. Here is her facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ho%C3%ABrskool-Schoonspruit/106477046054568?rf=110919972265933#!/cindylee.jansen.9?fref=ts

      bernadette.taylor.528 - 2012-11-17 09:32

      Why did she get to have that beautiful child??? Live is not fair!! I know of lots of people that would give anything to have kids and I know they will be loved. I wish they can give me time with cindy-lee, the thing is Anthony might be wetting his bed due to the abuse or for whatever reason how do u cindy tell your 6year old to clean it?? Clean it!! U the mother!! May u suffer!!! May the inmates burn u with smokes, may they bang your head against the wall and may they staple your private parts together!!!!!! U don't deserve to die neither do u deserve our tax money to be looked after in prison. I'm in the police so don't get upset much, but this!!!! Anthony I wish I knew you so that you could have a happy 5 years. RIP little angel.

  • savethechildren.savethechildren - 2012-11-13 23:33

    That bastard Marco Benard is also on facebook. May he be beaten to death in prison. Here is his facebook page. Tell him what you think http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ho%C3%ABrskool-Schoonspruit/106477046054568?rf=110919972265933#!/marco.barnard.7

      bernadette.taylor.528 - 2012-11-17 09:24

      I think that is a easy death. May Marco be burnt with smokes, may they pick him up by his throat, may they have anal sex and rip him open so that he can not sit, may they bite him and may his wounds go septic may he be abused for @least 30 years before he dies. Every single day and may they bang his head against the walls on a daily basis!! RIP little Anthony your story broke my heart!!

  • mamoruti.monamodi - 2012-11-14 06:36

    Sick bustards,they should rott in hell.:(