Dad used Bible to justify sex with daughter

2012-09-19 09:26

Pretoria - An Mpumalanga father has been sentenced to life in prison without the option of parole for raping his daughter from the age of 13 and conceiving three children with her.

Andries Sibiya even went so far as to pay his wife lobola to be able to live with his daughter as his wife, reported Beeld.

He used the Bible and selected pieces of the Old Testament to justify his actions and to intimidate his daughter and wife into submission, said the regional magistrate in sentencing.

Sibiya was known as the wheelchair rapist as he insisted on appearing in court in a wheelchair, even though he was able to walk.

Sibiya was described by the court as a domineering person who manipulated his family and instilled fear in them and over a period of 9 years had sex with his daughter two to three times a week.

He was found guilty on 9 charges of rape but could have been found guilty of hundreds of charges of rapes, said the magistrate.

  • dewald.galjaard - 2012-09-19 09:32

    The wife should be in jail as well.

      mike.bundy.73 - 2012-09-19 16:45

      And in 9 years none of their friends, neighbours, priests etc wondered who kept making the teenager pregnant? A lot of people kept quiet about this one for a long time.

      keith.f.murphy - 2012-09-19 21:09

      Yes for not reporting him

      maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-09-20 06:11

      What a piece of sh#t, hope you get your justice in the prison cells when your fellow prisoners give you a bloody good hiding. vermin

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-20 19:01

      All pedos use manipulation and threats. This guy just happened to abuse the Bible to abuse his daughter. This has nothing to do with faith. He may as well have used the constitution.. or a knife... he is evil.

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-09-19 09:32

    Sad evil loser

  • sonia.bloem - 2012-09-19 09:35

    Burn Him!!!!!

      mable.jacobs.90 - 2012-09-21 12:17

      well, ther'e a lot of sex where he's going, so need to waste gasoline and pollute the air

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-09-19 09:36

    Don't ever misuse and abuse the bible, In order to tarnish the image of christianity.Unfortunately we are sharing the same oxgen with this extreme monster.

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-09-19 09:59

      He used the bible as it was given to him for nothing.If other religious books where so easily available he would have been using them.

      BalthazarZaishen - 2012-09-19 10:05

      Gieljam, You've stated it perfectly, so then what common factor can we determine from religions? :)

      goyougoodthing - 2012-09-19 10:14

      if you think the xtians religion is not tarnished by hundreds of years of abuse, slavery, wars, oppression, murder and injustice...

      Harold Chisimba - 2012-09-19 10:28

      Mamaboy-Those are not real christians who did that,But atheists in order to drug christianity into mud and humiliation.

      BalthazarZaishen - 2012-09-19 10:30

      Xtians are completely capable of doing that by themselves, atheists just like pointing it out. :)

      phillip.hoffman.7146 - 2012-09-19 10:40

      Meme, you keep talking about the crusades. Nothing that is said or done now will correct that. Some people learn from their mistakes. Yes the crusades happened and are part of history the same ats Lenin, Stalin Pol pot etc. This man does not deserve protection but the full wrath of the law. He chose to use the Bible for ulterior motives,as have others in the past and will happen in the future. Just the same as it is the driver of a car that decides where and how fast it goes.

      Harold Chisimba - 2012-09-19 10:40

      Baltharzar-You and your family need to set yourselves from this bondage of Atheism.Yes! really you can do that.

      BalthazarZaishen - 2012-09-19 10:45

      Harold, I don't see what your statement has to do with the discussion up to this point. Also, you seem to misunderstand. Atheism isn't bondage, its freedom from the supposed totalitarian celestial dictatorship you wish to prostate yourself in front of. Who but a slave would wish for such a thing?

      Harold Chisimba - 2012-09-19 11:02

      Beltharzar-Atheism is rebellion,blasphemy which comes with reluctance to obey Him.

      jannie.beirowski - 2012-09-19 11:08

      Christianity has no guilt for the actions of man. It remains a personal decision by each person and the weaklings who are not willing to accept responsibilty for their actions blame it on christianity, because christianity cannot retaliate. Any excuse that cannot defend itself would have been used as they just do not want to admit it was a private decision to do whatever they blame christianity for.

      BalthazarZaishen - 2012-09-19 11:11

      I don't need to rebel, I'm not a slave. And I'm not really partial to the idea of living in servitude of someone who's existence cannot even be verified.

      Harold Chisimba - 2012-09-19 11:19

      Blatharzar-No need to verify His exisistence bcoz He does.

      BalthazarZaishen - 2012-09-19 11:26

      Do you have evidence to support that stament?

      goldd.goldfinger - 2012-09-19 12:04

      Its time for all those practising religion to look at themselves as well cause i hold them equaly responsible. Everyone always blames the fanatics but I think the so called religiously moderate allow the fanatics to take over and before you know it they are in tow. for example the mother supposedly allowed this behaviour because of the bible otherwise why would she, So the problem is the Bible and its verses in addition to this manipulative rapist.

      phillip.hoffman.7146 - 2012-09-19 12:21

      Meme I read Inquisition and understood crusades. Let me explain my point. Everything you mentioned in your post at 10:20 is history. It happened in the past Just as did the atrocities under the communist rulers, who killed more people in persuit of their ideals. Slavery was wrong and it has been corrected partly as a result of the activities of Christians. My point is that you refer to Christian atrocities when far worse things were done under other leaders, yet you seem to ignore those. I am sure that you do not consider yourself responsible for things that your great grandfather did. So please do not try to hold current Christians accountable for things that happened hundreds of years ago in the name of Christianity.

      mark.singh.9889 - 2012-09-20 07:57

      LucidPreest, your view that Christians live in bondage of religion is laughable. Did you ever try having a relationship with the Lord before you chose to worship the devil? God does not impose Himself on anyone, you have to choose to accept Him. Once you do that then only can you testify to His existance. I cannot assume that you dont exist because i have never seen you in the flesh.

      althea.meintjies - 2012-09-20 15:14

      @ Harold, this actually did happen in the bible, Lot's daughters gave him wine and slept with him, they both gave birth to their father's offspring. I don't condone this, but just that you should know that there is a similar incident in the bible

  • DayanGovender - 2012-09-19 09:36

    'A Mpumalanga man, and NOT 'AN Mpumalanga man' - what a sick man!!!!!

  • adriaan.pieterse - 2012-09-19 09:38

    What scum, hope you get what you deserve.

  • firstseed.mbeva - 2012-09-19 09:39

    Mapumalanga at least as some pronounce it

  • jamey.webber - 2012-09-19 09:39

    Insest to the full!!!! Sick sick sick man. Pity we can't hang animals like him.

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  • mpho.c.moreki - 2012-09-19 09:48

    Die man ke satane

  • mjmdakane - 2012-09-19 09:49

    Sick do you justify that...??????? 9 YRS and his wife just kept quite all these years...come on people surely someone should have noticed that something is amiss..?? This is really f@@@ disgusting..!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jo.g.cronje - 2012-09-19 09:49

    Sick bastard!! Hope you have to get a anal retread in prison! You'll get yours!

  • bbooyse - 2012-09-19 09:51

    \a domineering person who manipulated his family and instilled fear in them and over a period of 9 years had sex with his daughter two to three times a week.\ - ohh you'll get enough of that same treatment where your going, buddy..and I have a feeling it'll be more than 2-3 times a week.

  • abrammothibedi.abram - 2012-09-19 09:52

    Where in mpumalanga?this maniac should be hande over to me so that i can cut his thing a peace by day until is finished.

      brad.bolin.12 - 2012-09-21 08:12

      a province of E South Africa; formed in 1994 (originally as Eastern Transvaal) from part of the former province of Transvaal: agriculture and service industries. Capital: Nelspruit. Pop: 3 244 306 (2004 est). Area: 78 370 sq km (30 259 sq miles)

  • teresa.villarini - 2012-09-19 09:52

    Sick bastard ! Hope you rot in jail! Disgusting pig!

  • Leigh Nicholl - 2012-09-19 10:00

    he deserves the death sentence

  • wkleppan - 2012-09-19 10:01

    What a sick MOTHER EFFER!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cjay Thango - 2012-09-19 10:02

    WTF!!!.....such people disgust me!!....u bring someone in this earth u call them your daughter then u turn and sleep with them and conceive a child aswell, wat z happening really?!.....

  • thadelphukem.completely - 2012-09-19 10:03

    What a sick F*CK!! I hope they rape him in prison as often as he raped his poor daughter and that they f*ck him hard and long enough in prison so that he'll need the wheelchair for real!!! What a disgrace to humanity...

  • JManAtheoi - 2012-09-19 10:04

    The Bible has been used (and still is) countless times to "justify" sick and evil things.

      denis.dendrinos - 2012-09-19 10:16

      so has the qua-ran (yes yes bad spelling)......what's your point?

      BalthazarZaishen - 2012-09-19 10:18

      Probably that there is a common theme among most religions to justify horrible attrocities and call it the will of [insert deity here].

      JManAtheoi - 2012-09-19 10:59


      abra.kadaver.1 - 2012-09-19 11:00

      I blame Jesus too.

      Harold Chisimba - 2012-09-19 13:19

      JM - Back from anger management therapy?

      chilli.stephenson1 - 2012-09-20 09:27

      Jesus i sthe True god and Son of God. He is love and peace and Grace and mercy! He is Savior of the world. He is not happy with the state of this world. He must be hurting so badly!Jesus is Holy and all glory and honour and praise to Him forever and ever. Amen!

      JManAtheoi - 2012-09-20 09:56

      @ Chilli - give me a break please. You're not impressing anyone with your 'knowledge' about Jesus's happiness and thoughts.

  • luke.gray.549668 - 2012-09-19 10:04

    I trust they are going to rape him in prison until he really cant walk!

  • Khomotso - 2012-09-19 10:05

    This is shocking. I wonder which scriptures was he quoting

  • amanda.p.barratt - 2012-09-19 10:14

    here is plenty in the Bible to justify the subjugation of women; note just one: 'Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing. But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go' -Judges 19:24-25. It does not make what anyone does right - but perhaps people should be reading their ambiguous religious texts a bit more closely. If you are a religious fanatic or fundamentalist (which so many moderate Christians distance themselves from) it is easy to justify anything you do with the words of your God, with the primary result being one concealing their primal urges with a cultural phenomenon. Thank goodness we don't live in a theocracy, where the daughter would have been stoned or perhaps even made to legally marry him.

      andrew.alston.737 - 2012-09-19 15:33

      Hi Amanda, I really wish people who quoted biblical text (irrespective of what they believe), would quote in context. Lets look at a bit of context surrounding those verses: 22 While they were enjoying themselves, some of the wicked men of the city surrounded the house. Pounding on the door, they shouted to the old man who owned the house, “Bring out the man who came to your house so we can have sex with him.” (Note the reference to wicked men) Note also that in Judges 20, because of what happened in Judges 19, a war was declared against those "wicked men" and they were wiped out. My point here is, yes, you can take any scripture, from any religion and twist it to say what you want and use it to justify your actions. This is not a problem with the scripture itself, it is a problem with the human mind that twists things and takes them out of context. Hell, I could find you things in psych text books when taken out of context that would promote some pretty sick things. I'm sick of people blaming religion (any religion) and scripture (any scripture) rather than being willing to blame those who would twist the words for their own sick means.

  • crazyjourno - 2012-09-19 10:21

    Religion.... enough said

      vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-09-19 11:53

      Or could one say 'God ... Enough said'

  • nerasmus1 - 2012-09-19 10:22

    The Bible is an omnibus of folk tales, historical recollections and correspondence between spiritual leaders of the time. It should rather be considered as God's journal and not his codex. Just because the Bible says it's okay to commit incest (God knows where it says that anyway) doesn't make it right. God gave you common sense, use it that instead!

      vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-09-19 10:48

      This common sense that he gave us is responsible for so many denominations and sects that we are today faced with religious intolerance and violence. Pull the other one.

  • Khaedu Ndou - 2012-09-19 10:27

    They should have read him Luke 16:16 and charge him multiples

  • tshegorapoo - 2012-09-19 10:28

    He has been 'blessed' with a life sentence... Glory be to the magistrate!!!

  • jessica.main.501 - 2012-09-19 10:30

    i feel sick , what kind of animal is he? how can he do somoething to his own daughter. he must stop using and abusing religion to find himself an excuse. Be a man face the world and admitted what he has done is unforgivable .

  • fdalana - 2012-09-19 10:36

    rule number 1: never get high on your own supply.

      solly.matipwili - 2012-09-20 09:11

      Good one fdalana. I'll remember that when I join you for a smoke.

  • SarcasticAgnostic - 2012-09-19 10:36

    This is very bad reporting. How can you say he used parts of the bible to justify his crime, and not state what verses he used?

  • SarcasticAgnostic - 2012-09-19 10:38

    This is very bad reporting. How can you say he used parts of the bible to justify his crime, and not state what verses he used?

  • issa.kabudula - 2012-09-19 10:38

    It was too much for the daughter to bear the trauma of your own father, even if they say chicken do it its own eggs - but this one deserve jail.

  • refiloe.shikwambana - 2012-09-19 10:39

    Is the mather mentaly ill. I would have stab the demon when he was a sleep or poison him,now feel like shooting them both.the mather should be sentence to.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-19 10:40

    Bloody savage. Now why give him a wheel chair if he can walk?.

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-09-19 10:44

    It is quite likely that this dad deliberately used the ambiguity in the bible to justify his cravings. But should he have been given that opportunity in the first place? I have heard churches insist that violence on television hugely influences crime in our society. That may be correct. But they have to accept that many biblical scriptures are also outdated and may cause more harm than good in today's world. Radical muslims use the quran to justify their violence. Catholics and protestants always have a go at each other. I have seen comments from christians on this site, saying that other christians who interpret scriptures differently to them are not christians but satanic sects. Maybe the time has come to edit the so-called holy books and dispose of those unnecessary scriptures that incite violence, incest, killings, etc.

      Mbavhalelo - 2012-09-19 11:51

      There is no scripture in de bible which instruct anyone to commit such aborminable acts. The incidents of incest, audultry, hormosexuality etc as recorded in de old testament are examples of de things dat God is opposed 2, Lot was made drunk by his daughters and they had sex with him but 2 show dat his daughters were acting immoraly. U cannot edit de bible as if is a text book. U need de Spirit of God 2 understand de bible, and u are not a christian just bcos u read de bible. No one can be a christian without de Spirit of Christ

      Mbavhalelo - 2012-09-19 11:51

      There is no scripture in de bible which instruct anyone to commit such aborminable acts. The incidents of incest, audultry, hormosexuality etc as recorded in de old testament are examples of de things dat God is opposed 2, Lot was made drunk by his daughters and they had sex with him but 2 show dat his daughters were acting immoraly. U cannot edit de bible as if is a text book. U need de Spirit of God 2 understand de bible, and u are not a christian just bcos u read de bible. No one can be a christian without de Spirit of Christ

      vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-09-19 12:05

      Mbavhalelo, if what you say is true, then no one will ever convert to christianity. If you can only be a true christian to understand the bible, then how are non-believers supposed to read this so-called word of god and accept him? This is like chicken and egg all over again. The point is that this book is out there. As long as it is, then there is a danger that someone who does not understand it may kill or commit incest by it. Perhaps the bible needs to be banned then? Or come with warning signs like cigarette boxes?

      Hanjo.0 - 2012-09-20 09:12

      @Mbavhalelo Gen 19: 36 - "Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father" Sarah was the wife of Abraham, as well as being his half-sister, the daughter of his father Terah (Genesis 20:12) Amram took to wife Jochabed his aunt by the father’s side [Exodus 6:19-20] he took hold of her, and said: Come lie with me, my sister. She answered him: Do not so, my brother, do not force me: for no such thing must be done in Israel. Do not thou this folly. [II Kings 13:8-12] But he would not hearken to her prayers, but being stronger overpowered her and lay with her. [II Kings 13:14] So I beg to differ, Incest seems quite common in the bible.

  • Mpotsiseng - 2012-09-19 10:53

    I'd love to put him on a wheel chair permanently

  • christina.setloboko - 2012-09-19 10:54

    even the devil knows and uses the Bible, he knows everything from Genesis to Revelation,not everyone who holds the BIBLE is the Christian i just feel sorry for this poor girl. AS FOR THIS EVIL DAD, may GOD DEAL WITH YOU as HE SAID he WILL REVENGE.

  • gladness.mashaba.33 - 2012-09-19 11:00

    Why only 1 life term because he did it over a period of 9 years and fathering 3 kids the charges were supposed to be rape and incest bcs he also paid lobola to the mother

      Antipoaching - 2012-09-19 15:42

      Gladness... Life with no parole....... so he'll be in jail until he dies, that's the difference. I'd rather see this sentence than 10 life sentences that run concurrently and he's out in 10 years

  • jessica.main.501 - 2012-09-19 11:00

    didnt his wife know about he been raping his daughter and conceivied 3 times. what is his wife been doing ?

      Synomore - 2012-09-19 13:45

      Read the article you'll get the answer there

  • sharron.forsyth - 2012-09-19 11:06

    These people should be put to death. There is no room in this world for kiddy fiddlers.

  • Zikhona Ezamadabisa Mtshotane - 2012-09-19 11:14

    I feel sorry for the poor girl, what kind of a father does this to his own family?

  • gordonmabilo - 2012-09-19 11:16

    Its DISGUSTING for some ppl to justify their evil deeds

  • Akudop2 - 2012-09-19 11:23

    nawao, they lie with bible.

  • primrosenn - 2012-09-19 11:24

    Really some pple are sick out here, how can you impregnant your own blood, sies maann

  • bongumusa.i.zulu - 2012-09-19 11:26

    may his soul freez in hell forever!!!

  • mapula.thosago1 - 2012-09-19 11:49

    Some ppl r sick out there and how dare he uses the bible 2 justify his evil deeds.The mother shud have just walked away with her daughter cos this bastard was not a good husband and he deserves 2 freeze in hell!!

  • maufi - 2012-09-19 12:16

    Ppl are sick out there!! How can a father do this to his own daughter????

      LucidPreest - 2012-09-19 12:18

      Religion, mostly.

  • edwina.isaacs.5 - 2012-09-19 12:19

    That man is so sick to do something so dirty and evil to his own daughter .I hope he rot in jail and that they should do the same to is so sade that the wife and daughter had to be put through such aggony,and to think he was using the bible to justify his awfull deeds!As he know the\Bille as much as he was quoteing it hope he knows that God will judge us according to our deeds

  • chille.peppa - 2012-09-19 12:22

    Why are we still testing on animals when our jails are full of pedophiles???

  • heather.daniels.9480 - 2012-09-19 13:24

    Yes, lets blame religion...we always blaming someone or something for our heinous actions. Cast blame where blame is's our own sick minds and behaviour.