Gang rape accused back in court

2012-04-25 09:28

Johannesburg - Seven people, including two minors, will appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on charges of gang-raping a 17-year-old mentally handicapped girl from Soweto.

The girl's attackers also filmed the rape which was subsequently uploaded onto the internet.

The seven, who matched the descriptions of the men in the video, were arrested in Dobsonville, Soweto, a week ago.

Since their arrest there has been widescale public outrage about the attack. Two young women have subsequently been arrested, also in Soweto, for a sexual attack on a handicapped boy.

Gauteng safety and security MEC Faith Mazibuko said at the first appearance of the rape suspects that the attackers had to be punished.

"We want to call on all men and women... As men let's use our brains to think, let's not use our trousers to think. If you use your trouser, your trouser will put you in jail."

The SA National Aids Council's men's sector said rape and violence against women was a "social time-bomb" in the country and a plan was needed to address the problem.

  • Amanda - 2012-04-25 10:35


  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-04-25 11:14

    God have mercy on the victims. What is the President comments on these on going Rape Crisis in our country? He does not really care, if he had or does care about this issue, then he would give the order to cut off the rapists penis or cane/flog then in Public. Perhaps then, the Rape crisis may cease. But Jacob Zuma has not yet responded to my letters with regards to this issue. God will deal with it. It is not going to stop, more rape victims, more abuse and this is ongoing everyday. It is so sad for many of us to read and hear about this everyday.

  • Muzi - 2012-04-25 12:14

    I agree with the MEC, man must stop thinking with their penis and woman stop thinking with their viginers so we can have a stop to the man and woman raping problem we have in the country. theres a lot of single man and woman out there looking for love, if you use your brains no-mater male or female u can get yourself a partner.

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