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Exams delay sex video trial

2012-11-14 21:41

Johannesburg - A group of teenagers accused of raping a girl believed to be mentally impaired appeared in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

The trial was postponed to 27 November because three of them were writing examinations, National Prosecutions Authority spokesperson Phindi Louw said on Wednesday.

Five teenagers, aged between 17 and 18, have been charged with rape, sexual assault, and using a minor to create child pornography.

They were arrested after a cellphone video, which they allegedly recorded, of a 17-year-old girl being gang-raped appeared on the internet.

The video went "viral" on social networking sites.

The girl had gone missing and was found at a 37-year-old-man's house in Braamfischerville, Soweto.

He was arrested but charges against him were later withdrawn.

Comments
  • cindy.dunn.9 - 2012-11-14 21:53

    Wtf?????? So they get to write exams because an educated rapist is better than an uneducated one???

      nketso.kgwadi - 2012-11-14 22:06

      And what they r not guilty

      nketso.kgwadi - 2012-11-14 22:06

      And what they r not guilty

      landie.davel - 2012-11-14 22:31

      Nketsu are you kidding me there was a god damn video made. Get real this is not the movies. Put yourself in that girls shoes, I agree with cindy's comment 100%

      michael.a.devilliers - 2012-11-14 22:53

      This is not a circumstantial case - nothing needs to be proved, they were IDENTIFIED in the video committing the act.

      thando.gqabaza - 2012-11-15 07:38

      No need for them to write exams - their future is behind bars in any case

  • thebe.motshwadira - 2012-11-14 22:04

    Where can i get the video? I want to see this very unfortunate incident

      Heather Bruder Henning - 2012-11-14 22:20

      thembe.motshwadira-WTF are you kidding, how can you want to watch something like that, its Sick!

      Doep100 - 2012-11-15 07:33

      You need to be added to the registered sex offenders list and carefully watched...

      meagan.vonwillingh - 2012-11-15 08:08

      You just as sick for wanting to watch this as those criminals that still seem to have rights. What if this was your daughter!!!

  • regan.erasmus - 2012-11-14 22:20

    Nketso, they were seen on the video you tosser

  • landie.davel - 2012-11-14 22:29

    What is wrong with our justice system, this is just sickening, if that girl was my daughter I would not be happy. Those bloody kids knew exactly what they were doing, the should rot in jail, that poor little girl is scarred for life, and they get to write their exams! At a young age we are all taught not to steal, fight, hurt peoples feelings. So put those so called mentally ill kids in jail.

      Heather Bruder Henning - 2012-11-14 22:41

      castrate them! and then throw them in jail to rot, even that would not be enough that poor girl!

      Heather Bruder Henning - 2012-11-14 22:41

      castrate them! and then throw them in jail to rot, even that would not be enough that poor girl!

      Heather Bruder Henning - 2012-11-14 22:42

      castrate them! and then throw them in jail to rot, even that would not be enough that poor girl!

  • nadia.deklerk.7 - 2012-11-14 23:23

    Just another way of saying they will get off scott free. F you South African Justice.

  • wdvilliers - 2012-11-15 06:28

    Criminals got more rights than law-abiding citizens...

  • thokozanibhunu.gcwabaza - 2012-11-15 07:47

    Let's say these young men are tried and found guilty... how long do you think they will stay in jail? Let's leave the "life behind bars" story out cause we all know that's never gonna happen. Now, back to my point; what good could it possibly be if they had to re-enter society uneducated? Would that not possibly create more problems? Perhaps they could study while in jail. I'm not sure how that system works exactly. Someone care to enlighten me?

      luzaanl - 2012-11-15 09:54

      A proper education won't change their sick twisted mind set!!!

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