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Dead bodies arranged in sexual pose

2013-01-17 08:17

Mthatha - The naked bodies of an Eastern Cape woman and her boyfriend were arranged in a sexually suggestive position outside the place they were living, just moments after they had been murdered, a report says.

Police arrested a man who was believed to have been motivated by jealousy, reported The Sowetan.

The suspect was one of the most wanted criminals in the area and was wanted for a string of other crimes, including robbery and murders in several Eastern Cape towns.

He was not identified.

The man was also under suspicion of killing his girlfriend who had disappeared some time ago.

Police spokesperson captain Mduduzi Godlwana said the suspect was “one of the most wanted men” and said most of the murders were committed after he escaped from court following an arrest last year.

“He will appear in court in connection with a lot of charges. He has been one of the most wanted men,” said Godlwana.

Comments
  • kalabafazi - 2013-01-17 08:21

    I guess the police are waiting for the weather to cool down a bit. We can't expect them to go running around in the heat chasing criminals. It's bad for their health.

      Jason - 2013-01-17 09:01

      The scary thing is that if he hadnt escaped from court he wouldnt have killed these people. Bring back the death penalty for petes sakes!

      philip.hoffmann.79 - 2013-01-17 09:03

      What I don't understand is why is he only caught now if he escaped a year ago?

      christoffvstaden - 2013-01-17 09:06

      Dead bodies? Oh man, some journalists!

      angelanair3 - 2013-01-17 09:20

      Scary scary! And he was on the run! INCOMPETENT POLICE! Well no one takes the police seriously. Crminals walk out of court, strikers strike the police! Police have their guns stolen off them, th they take bribes and they are fat slobs! The Minister (?) of Police should really step in and take responsibilty for the shambles in the Police Department - our country is sinking in lawlesness!

      john.loveland.9 - 2013-01-17 09:27

      Watch out for the lost dockets...

      mark.p.oberholzer - 2013-01-17 09:35

      death penalty.

      preshen.govender.12382 - 2013-01-18 07:54

      Was the position a 69?

      nmduduzi - 2013-01-18 09:08

      lol

  • cassie.barns.5 - 2013-01-17 08:22

    Most wanted man - who killed so badly - but will not get the death penalty! Sick Sick man!

      kalabafazi - 2013-01-17 08:30

      Hopefully when cornered by the police he will turn his gun on himself. I t will save the tax payer the unneccessary expenses of putting him on trial and his incarceration.

      steve.ritchie.739 - 2013-01-17 08:57

      Read the article again Kalabafazi. The suspect has already been arrested, but you point is taken. It's a very sick world out there.

      linds.ronhouse - 2013-01-17 11:53

      The death penalty has been proven unsuccessful as a deterrent. Secondly, civilized nations do not sponsor state murder. That's what the death penalty is - state sponsored murder. What is needed in South Africa is restorative justic that focuses on the needs of the victim or their family, instead of just focusing on punishing the perpetrator.

      linds.ronhouse - 2013-01-17 11:58

      ...restorative justice...

      linds.ronhouse - 2013-01-17 13:45

      Remember the rugby player who killed a police officer in Pretoria? He paid R700,000 compensation to the victim's family and walked free. That is restorative justice. Sending him to jail or even killing him would not have assisted the family of the victim in any way.

      bianca.natasha.williams - 2013-01-17 13:59

      Linds and what about those who kill for the hell of it. You know, the ones who don't have R700,000 to pay as compensation? Nope....we need some real justice in this country, I'm not saying kill,but we in dire need of a change. Our current justice system in down the toilet.

      linds.ronhouse - 2013-01-17 14:32

      The problem Bianca is that you can't have one law for the rich and another for the poor. Those ones must be made to work hard in the communinity where they committed the crime. Having them sitting behind bars and doing absolutely nothing is just pointless.

      lizette.wilsenach - 2013-01-17 15:21

      @linds. What will stop him from murdering inmates?

      mabheshankone.zosuthu - 2013-01-17 22:53

      Kalabafazi - it's not as if the money "saved" goes back to the taxpayer. This "taxpayer" argument is old. Hlala phansi.

      womba.wonder - 2013-01-18 09:45

      Read the stats. The death penalty is useless as a deterrent. In the US the death penalty states have on average 9% more murders than the abolitinist states. And in states that have brought back the death penalty, their rates have not reduced at all. (Brilliant as retribution, though.)

      womba.wonder - 2013-01-18 10:15

      If an argument for having the death penalty is that it saves the taxpayers money, then you are unashamedly putting a price on a human life and saying that it is a perfectly morally-defensible point of view to hold. And not everyone has to put that same value on it as you do. So, if someone kills a loved one for a R100 cellphone, they are putting the value of the victim's life at R100. It may differ from your full-sentence life incarceration costs, but it's really only a matter of degree, not principle. Life is not sacrosanct of itself. And you deny the existence of a RIGHT. If something is a right, you don't have to earn it, or keep it only if you meet certain conditions, and it cannot be taken from you under ANY circumstances. If you water down a right, it changes into a privilege. Privileges can be taken away and/or bestowed as a favour. Life is an inalienable right and not a privilege decided by others. And that is the key head of argument put forward by the Constitional Court, who have finally judged that the death penalty is unconstitutional.

  • tednhet - 2013-01-17 08:24

    He will probably be released on R500 bail.

      moi.carla.1980 - 2013-01-17 08:50

      Provided he doesn't escape first.

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2013-01-17 13:54

      He should just accidentally die in the back of the police van

  • lizette.vanwyk.arts - 2013-01-17 08:28

    How sick can you be?

  • Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2013-01-17 08:32

    He murdered so many people, Why is he still alive? People who have done a fraction of what he has done are killed in police custody - come on SAP, do some good!

  • lulama.mbelwa - 2013-01-17 08:32

    That man is a psychopath, they must lock him up and throw away the key

      richard.hipkin - 2013-01-17 08:49

      No, no, no... He must be removed from society, such abominations must not exist.

      patsy.smith.125 - 2013-01-17 09:39

      What I've said befoe, Lulama, use the abandoned mines as jails. Probably be even worse than a prison sentence and surely a deterrent

  • koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2013-01-17 08:36

    Question, what woman has a boyfriend like that? She most likely wanted the gangsta lifestyle and looks like she got it.

      richard.hipkin - 2013-01-17 08:51

      I wonder if you all there yourself.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2013-01-17 09:02

      Maybe but if you play with fire you will get burnt eventually. You can't expect to move into that world and expect no consequences.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2013-01-17 09:07

      P.S. You did not answer the question PB.

      Kwanele Mzwanele Masoka - 2013-01-17 11:17

      You are right Koos, I live in the kasis and I see every day the extra respect given to gangsters. The ladies seem to be attracted to that and they even brag about it.

  • richard.bernardo.982 - 2013-01-17 08:45

    We cant just keep jailing these barbaric criminals, which is only adding to the criminal population in jails...The government needs to come up with a plan to deal with these serious offenders - let them go dig a dam in the karoo for the 20 years of their life sentence. Constitutional rights ought to be forfeited when committing such disgusting crimes!

      wally.williams.148 - 2013-01-17 09:07

      Now you got a point! Been saying so myself for years. Get them to do real hard labour instead of sitting around plotting further crime, orchestrating it in- and outside of prison, and becoming even more evil than before. It is not the law but how it is applied. You go and be worth something for society instead of wasting our money. Stuff freedom of choice to work or not when in prison. And life means just that...life; 20 yrs equals 20 yrs and no less. Let there only be reprieve for those who have truly shown to rehabilitate and change their ways, not a damn discount on the doorstep to the prison already.

      msophiasharp - 2013-01-17 09:31

      Let them (as in the past) be chained to one another (so they cannot attempt to escape again) whilst cleaning sidewalks, fixing potholes (which so-called outsourced whatever cannot even do timeously or properly), let them dig out weeds, mow lawns and thus contribute to upkeep of the country....

      patsy.smith.125 - 2013-01-17 09:41

      Abandoned mines, no escapees, worse than death!

      hein.huyser - 2013-01-18 06:39

      The chain gangs of old were an effective method used to get these criminals to give back to society atvery affordable labor costs. Some of the best roads and bridges in SA were built by 2ndww prisoners

  • pboot - 2013-01-17 08:47

    Hang the bastard !!!!!

  • nico.dejongh.90 - 2013-01-17 08:50

    Are any psychologist or the justice department doing research why 'kill' is the norm and almost contagious. The hunter/killer live style deprive this country of billions from investments and tourism.. sic.

  • piet.hannibol - 2013-01-17 08:55

    How the hell did he escape at the court??

      ohattingh - 2013-01-17 09:45

      He paid the police men on duty to run off and eat a doughnut somewhere

  • eland.snitbul - 2013-01-17 08:55

    He will probably be released within the next couple of days awaiting trail which will take 50year, probably...

  • conquergp33 - 2013-01-17 08:58

    Somebody shine the call dexter light.

  • eagles.eyes.54 - 2013-01-17 09:02

    South Africa is really sick. it like our criminals are racing to be on Ripley believe it or not, or maybe to be on the Guinness book of records. Evil seems to be the order ofthe day now

  • Sabelo Sihle Sikhakhane - 2013-01-17 09:02

    they hav 2 keep that man 2 jail 1000 yrz

      msophiasharp - 2013-01-17 09:44

      No, no jail, bring back the death penalty - ultimate prize for such crimes - jail/prisons too full and already costing taxpayers way too much money ....

  • nuus.reeder - 2013-01-17 09:02

    How on earth do criminals like this escape from court. The people that are responsible for allowing him to escape should be arrested, and included in this murder charge. They should go to jail for a very very long time, preferably share a cell with this creep.

  • jose.d.santos.9041 - 2013-01-17 09:03

    guess he will still get bail

  • vambozha.mutemi.9 - 2013-01-17 09:03

    DEATH PENALTY WILL SOLVE EVERYTHING!!

      womba.wonder - 2013-01-18 10:27

      No, it won't. And it didn't when we had it. We've always had murderers and we always will. (Research proves that people really aren't seriously deterred simply by the severity of a sentence but much rather by the knowledge that they definitely WILL be tracked down, caught and punished. Criminals who think the cops are just too stupid and poor ever to catch them will happily keep doing the crime, thinking it's a safe bet.)

  • Jimmy - 2013-01-17 09:11

    This can only be the work of satan.

  • richard.zanner - 2013-01-17 09:12

    Maybe Zuma should stop worrying about refurbishing his house and start doing something about the violence in this country. Every day we read about these attacks

      linds.ronhouse - 2013-01-17 13:52

      Firstly, government cannot stop the violence. Otherwise government would have to post a police officer at every house and every street corner. Only society can resolve the problem. Research has shown that about 80% of murder victims knew their killers. Criminals don't live in their on island. They have families, girlfriends, friends, etc. They are known, tolerated, and even protectedby society. Secondly, there is no word "gun" in the song Umshini Wami. I dare you to ask any Zulu speaking person.

      linds.ronhouse - 2013-01-17 14:15

      I must also point out that in Zulu, as is the case with many other languages, the meaning of some words tends to change from generation to generation. For example the word "ibhunu" literally means an Afrikaans speaking person. But today it means a person opposed to democracy or supports apartheid. The word "umlungu" literally means a white person, but today it is used to refer to any employer regardless of race. The word "inja" literally means a dog and was used as an insult, but today it is used to compliment someone for their achievements in many urban areas. This is where many journalists fail. They take literal meanings and therefore lose the context. Which is why many of President Zuma's statements have been so misunderstood by the media and members of the public. Another example on language and culture - if someone asks you if you would like a cup of tea and you respond 'thank you,' it is understood to mean 'no' in many African cultures.

      hein.huyser - 2013-01-18 06:46

      Linds, machine gun means machine gun. With jz's personal history the meaning is very, very clear and well understood by all of his supporters.

  • gift.rode - 2013-01-17 09:25

    Death penalty with our judicial system goodluck

  • melissa.mahlangu - 2013-01-17 09:27

    I THINK THE DEATH PENALTY WILL DO JUSTICE IN THIS COUNTRY CAUSE THEY KNOW EVEN IF THEY GET CAUGHT THEY ARE STILL GOING TO A HAVE A BETTER PLACE TO STAY THAN THEIR HOMES AND A MEAL EVERY DAY A SHOWER NAME IT

  • mark.p.oberholzer - 2013-01-17 09:34

    death penalty.

  • linda.horsfield.77 - 2013-01-17 09:38

    Its time to bring back the death penalty for rapists and murderers. And those people who claim that the death penalty doesnt combat crime - PLEEEEEEASE give one instance where someone has committed a crime after being executed............

      hein.huyser - 2013-01-18 06:51

      LIndia, not in the hands of the current regime. They can't stand you as it is. Now you're asking for a legit way of killing you? Think again. They remove a political opponent without any remorse, what about their main enemy, us whites?

  • mpho.e.mogashui - 2013-01-17 09:42

    death penalty please!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Blemz - 2013-01-17 09:44

    How did he get away in the first place if hes so wanted and dangerous. Useless cops! In my opinion, a criminal that escapes and 1 that gets bail is the same. Just that 1 is let out to do more crime "legally". How many a criminal that was let out on bail was involved in other crimes. So, the law is on they side. Poor us are at risk because this justice system and our government has failed us. They give criminals the right to prove they were innocent when they were actually guilty and arrested. Really now!! A lion out of its den will definitly kill to live...its in his blood. Like wise is a criminal. BRING IN THE DEATH PENALTY!!!!

  • Blemz - 2013-01-17 09:50

    Oh No!! we cant bring back the death penalty guys.....Our leaders in government will be first in line for corruption and squandering our money. Rather they make vigilantism legal!

  • freddie.l.roux - 2013-01-17 09:50

    Everytime a story like this makes the news everyone says, "Bring back the death penalty!!!" like it's some kind of silver bullet that's going to stop these crimes from happening. I'm in favour of the death penalty although I think the amount of corruption within the SAPS is concerning as many innocent people will end up on death row by way of false evidence and forced confessions. One of the problems is that the criminals don't think they will get caught and if they do they will just bribe a court orderley and escape like this pig did. The sad truth is that although the death penalty is a more appropriate form of punishment for these criminals it will do very little in preventing the 20 000+ murders in SA every year unfortunately. Education and poverty alleviation is the only solution.

      jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2013-01-17 10:21

      What you saying is true Freddie, but one one murderer dead is better than one murderer waiting in your garden when you get home. Hang them all. Mass excecutions is the order of the day.

  • rob.bayliss.94 - 2013-01-17 09:58

    Yes, institute the death penalty....BUT 1. I certainly don't trust the police to do an even-handed and effective job of acquiring the appropriate evidence! 2. I do not trust the administration in the police and justice departments to manage the evidence properly! 3. I certainly do not trust the majority of the judiciary to apply such a sentence fairly and effectively. So what now? Ask the UN to intervene maybe.

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2013-01-17 09:59

    NO!! My dear goverment, you can't can't hang this evil son of a bitch, you don't want to tarnish your bad name. Hand this turd to the community. And just walk away, yip,,,just walk away. Justice will be very cost effective. It won't cost a cent.

      jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2013-01-17 10:10

      And here is your cover up story,, just say that this low life scum bucket escaped again. No one will be none the wiser.

  • muke.matshaba - 2013-01-17 10:17

    This evil bastard doesnt deserve jail,he should b stoned to death instead.

      jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2013-01-17 10:37

      Yes. And they must use small stones, so it takes him along time to vrek.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-17 11:03

    So you kill two people and then you have sex on the brain?. Bloody savage.

  • fred.potgieter.92 - 2013-01-17 11:04

    Criminals are just not scared of the justice system and punishment in SA. If you know you are going to get caught and will receive the death penalty, you will NOT commit such crimes.

  • dreyer.vandenbergh - 2013-01-17 11:25

    @News24 who wrote this article? 3x "he was one of the most wanted men"

  • Tishan - 2013-01-17 11:52

    OK People before you ask for the death penalty there is alot that needs to be fixed.. proper cops who does their work and knows about forensic, DNA testing, educated public prosecutors, judges.. the legal system needs to be 100% revamped. there have been cases of innocent people being sent to jail due to corrupt cops, and court system. Death penalty is not the answer.

  • gladness - 2013-01-17 13:10

    How disgusting - this is not our tradition. !!!!!!!

  • neil.lovegrove - 2013-01-17 13:45

    Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.

  • bianca.natasha.williams - 2013-01-17 14:08

    I wonder if prisoners are allowed to vote in the elections????

      Randomhero6661 - 2013-01-18 10:16

      really? you wonder? ...

  • elkita.robbertse.96 - 2013-01-17 14:34

    Call zuma and show how he runs a country.

  • damonsb - 2013-01-17 15:43

    Guillotine !!!!!!

  • khilen.naidoo - 2013-01-17 20:39

    Prison is just to good for some. Well you just have to accept the country you live in or tou can choose to leave.

  • pieter.botha.522 - 2013-01-17 21:39

    Poor guy, let him out on bail.

  • Matthew - 2013-01-18 13:24

    Very much a wanted man,but then dont release his name. Thats stupid. we have a right to know who this scumbag is!

  • Herbert Smith - 2013-06-11 20:05

    So he's been one of the most wanted men, yet his name is not be published. Surely the police has over time asked the public to help them find this man, warning the public that he is dangerous and not to be approached. Suddenly now they are not allowed to know that he's been caught. I fail to understand this modus operandi.!!!

  • sonstrale - 2013-06-17 21:20

    I hope the thing will not be allowed to murder again.The scary thing is that there are more of his kind outside than inside.Please train the police properly.Weve got a crisis.

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