Empangeni rapist gets 40 years'

2012-11-05 21:10

Johannesburg - An Empangeni man was sentenced to 40 years and six months in jail for two counts of rape and assault, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Monday.

Spokesperson Thulani Zwane said Sibusiso Buthelezi was sentenced in the Empangeni Regional Court.

"He was sentenced to 20 years for each count of rape and six months for common assault. The sentences will run concurrently meaning that the accused will serve 20 years in prison," said Zwane.

Buthelezi raped an eight-year-old boy in April 2011.

He had asked the boy to show him where he could buy dagga in the area, and when the boy was walking him to the dealers, Buthelezi dragged him to a nearby bush, assaulted, and repeatedly raped him.

He gave the boy R5 and let him go, Zwane said.

  • Maritza Liebenberg Gobey - 2012-11-05 21:20

    Can't believe he only got a 40 years sentence! unbelievable!

      john.enstrom.5 - 2012-11-06 07:20

      Technicaly he only got 20 years.Ive never understood the point of giving sentences that run concurrently.

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-11-06 12:08

      Agreed, would have been SO much better if he got the death sentence!!!

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-11-05 21:22

    hang the bastard.

  • Vernon Rudolph - 2012-11-05 21:43

    animal is all i can say.

  • morrisn2 - 2012-11-05 21:44

    Rot in jail u scumbag!

      lorain.maseko - 2012-11-06 07:17

      There is not enough space in jail for all of SA's scumbags, government should really think about doing away with some of our scum.

  • Kekeletso.nax - 2012-11-05 21:46

    But why does an 8 year old know where to get dagga? Something is really amiss with our society... But hey, let's build Nkandlaville! Our governments priorities are warped!

  • whatda.fuqbro - 2012-11-05 21:54

    Instead of executing him the taxpayer will have to feed, clothe and house him for over 40 years. Is that what you call justice?

  • brissy.wonder - 2012-11-05 22:14

    for raping an 8year old boy he should get 80years in jail 80 000 000rand bail.

  • lala.kunene - 2012-11-05 22:44

    they should just chop his balls in pieces, mxm!

  • archie.mooki - 2012-11-05 23:38

    8 year old knows where to buy dagga , from KZN .40 year old zulu man rapes 8 year old from KZN. 60 zulu man rapes HIV woman he is from KZN.Corrupt president from KZN .Political intolerance, ANC.IFP.NNP, kill each only in KZN.They protest ZILLE visit ..and all they can say they're doing it in a traditional way.

  • gregory.hill.984 - 2012-11-06 02:50

    What was the point of the 5 Rand..... what a weird world we live in

  • juannepierre - 2012-11-06 06:56

    Eeeuw.... Chop it off and let him carry on. Nobody has to have a penis especially if he can't use it.

  • malusi.mtetwa - 2012-11-06 07:03

    This is my home town. One lady asked \what happening with our male species, the rape both male and female,....not forgiving any\

  • gail.hayesbean - 2012-11-06 13:03

    @news24": You really need to up your game!!! First you publish a very misleading article about a bakkie owner who was rescued by police and now this article which hasa totally misleading headline. Either that or you don't understand what concurrently means. In case it is the latter please note that it means at the same time so that although he was sentenced to two life sentences he will effectively only serve one term of 20 years. I'm beginning to wonder if the people who dish out the sentence even understand the difference between concurrent and consecutive because IMO this Buthelezi should be serving consecutively NOT concurrently so that by the time he is released the last thing on his mind will be rape because an unending succession of men like himself will have had their fill.

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