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Gang-raped girl threatened, beaten

2012-10-24 12:05

Cape Town - A video showing the gang rape of a 14-year-old Khayelitsha girl is circulating not only at the teenager’s school but also on social networks such as Facebook.

According to West Cape News, the girl has now been threatened by other teenagers at her school for reporting the incident to police.
 
The alleged rape happened last Thursday girl when the she was on her way home from school.

The girl said four boys raped her inside a house while six others encouraged them.

The boys, all aged 14, belong to the Vato gang in Khayelitsha H-Section. Some residents say the gang use rape as a means of recruitment.

Parents deny boys' guilt

In footage shot on a cellphone, the girl can be heard pleading for the boys to stop and let her go home. The incident lasted about an hour, she said.

The girl’s 74-year-old adoptive mother, who she calls “Granny” said what made matters worse was that the mother of one of the alleged rapists said the girl wanted to have sex with the boys.

“It’s clear in the video that she wanted to go home but they would not let her.”

Another resident said the other rapists’ parents also defended their children.

Since the rape, the girl locks herself inside her house every day after school.

“I’m scared to go outside. Last week (on the Friday) I was beaten by one of the [rapist’s] brothers at school. Even their girlfriends (the Vato babes) are after me.

“They said they will wait for me after school and stab me but my grandmother is always waiting for me.”

Boys arrested

The police’s Lieutenant Colonel André Traut confirmed to News24 that all four boys, all aged 14, have been arrested and appeared in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court.

Police also confiscated cellphones which will form part of the investigation, Traut said.

The suspects were all released on R 600 bail and are in their parents’ custody. The case was postponed to November 15 2012.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is requested to contact Constable Asanda Hlana on 082 522 1055 or 021 360 2404.

Comments
  • Andrea - 2012-10-24 12:15

    What a courageous young girl this is, still going to school and facing her attackers and their kin like that! I really hope this matter goes to court soon and spare her the continued ordeal. Those Vato Babes and the mothers of the attackers can surely be charged with intimidation at the very least?

      ann.murray.9279 - 2012-10-24 13:00

      My goodness - is there no end to evil people who bully and carry out heinous crimes? That's what you get from having no discipline in homes and schools any longer. The world is filled with young people who are totally lost and do not have a clue of what is acceptable behaviour and what is not!

      ronel.reinecke1 - 2012-10-24 13:04

      What happened to social services? Why are they not doing something to relocate and protect this girl and het family??

      dave.lester.125 - 2012-10-24 13:08

      Township justice. The only justice that works in SA & instills fear.

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-10-24 12:20

    There is a rot in our society and it is so deeply ingrained that our kids treat things like rape, theft and murder as normal. SICK! Stay strong young lady - you are a shining light amongst these disgusting pieces of filth!

  • jj.jeno.1 - 2012-10-24 12:21

    But what's being done to protect her now? She's in constant danger... Brave girl, I hope all the perpetrators, vato babes, etc are punished fully.

  • Hemlock - 2012-10-24 12:25

    My heart bleeds for this your lady who at such a tender age has had her life ruined by scum. I hope the little bastards who raped her are caught and that mob justice is dealt. Cut their bloody dicks off so that have to sit down to pee for the rest of their stinking lives.

  • Tshilidzi Wa Ha Mukhovha - 2012-10-24 12:25

    What Education are they getting at school? Is it to involve themselves in sexual activity,drugs and Gangsters. Our children loose touch with the real world

      kingelijah.bullard - 2012-10-26 02:03

      its nasty what are the vato babes mad and the brother and parents if she gets pregnant she better put them on child support and vato babes so they expect her to knot tell and keep it secret well some kids raised different with different cultures so to think rape is ok child support maury maury maury

      patsy.smith.125 - 2012-11-23 10:17

      I reckon it's more the example set by those who are in a position to know better. AND the lack of discipline...

  • vuyelwamhlobo.fonya - 2012-10-24 12:29

    Sad (at the age of 14) your life is ruined help us oh Lord for we rely on u. To the parent of the girl the battle is not urs.

  • demi.cooke.7 - 2012-10-24 12:38

    I am stunned that they were released, i hope this isnt going to be another statistic where the case is withdrawn - its clear this girl and her grandmother are up against the rest...she should be in protective custody

  • john.p.steyn - 2012-10-24 12:41

    14 years old and already raping. What a mess their parent(s) have made of them. Location culture is a cancer eating at our country. Stop celebrating this apartheid legacy and bring law and order to the townships. Ekasi lifestyle has gone badly wrong.

  • stefan.vosloo.33 - 2012-10-24 12:43

    The bar has been set. They should go to jail. The video evidence is more than enough to convict these cowards. No need for the case to drag along for months or years.

  • mammudi.makgaleng.3 - 2012-10-24 12:43

    What is this heee? We scream everyday about unemployment, unemployment! Don't we see that we have a lot of work in SA to cover those one's unemployed? I believe is time for SA education to open special schools for stout children and special attention be given to them. On those schools we add discipline (punishment), trips to rehabilitation centers, jails and so forth to assist them to see life at the other side. And l believe from this we can have a better society ever.\r\n\r\nBullies don't have to be mixed with good children because they are CANCER themselves and get to affect other pupils.

  • toofaan.monsoon - 2012-10-24 12:46

    R600 Bail ? Released to parents who will protect them from justice ? Now of-course they will be called children and all the mitigating circumstances etc will be used by the bleeding heart brigade to get them off the hook without proper jail time. This is South African Justice. This is why mob justice happens.

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2012-10-24 12:49

    So is this the New SA that everyone wanted?? So very democratic. And here I thought apartheid was bad....

  • irma.white.9 - 2012-10-24 12:49

    Can the police please send an escort for this poor girl to keep her AND her granny safe? No doubt that the 74 year old cannot defend herself should these kids get more violent.

  • Andrea - 2012-10-24 12:51

    Next we are going to hear that they are 'juveniles' and they could not 'comprehend' clearly, or that they are of a 'lessor/diminished intellectual capacity, as a result of Apartheid and being previously disadvantaged', therefore no jail time as 'children do not belong in jail'. Bullsh.t, if you can do the crime then please enjoy the time.

      Andrea - 2012-10-24 14:07

      ShelleyV, I'm not sure who would give you that thumbs down, must be another member of the 'diminished intellectual capacity' crowd, however good for you for surviving your ordeal!

  • thami.makua - 2012-10-24 12:52

    oh what now let them go hell, i pray parents they must never have bays for the rest of their lifes .how can you talk like that they must be chased out of the kasi little bastard. FROM GENERAL MAKUA

  • sihleh.mthethwa - 2012-10-24 12:54

    I think castration should be put into law for all rapists.

  • Jacky Mutsila - 2012-10-24 12:55

    this bail ting is jst bull sumtyms,y let em go huh?

  • charl.malan.12 - 2012-10-24 13:00

    This is terrible, she gets gangraped by 4 14 year olds, the rapists parents all stand up for them saying that the girl wanted to have sex with them, because all 14 year olds participate in group rapes, what the f@ck is wrong with these people, I can't put my head around it, do these kids not get raised at all, no values, they like animals, not humans, when I was 14 I was climbing treas, not looking at who I can rape with my mates! Something has to be done about this out of control youth who have no regard for other humans, they should be removed from society!

      inx.vdh - 2012-10-24 15:37

      Many of the kids living in the townships don't have trees to climb. These kids we part of a gang and gangs have replaced family life and have their own codes of discipline i.e. violence. We need to start changing the way we dismiss children who get caught up in things out of their control and teach them core values of humanity - the education sysytem is failing them all, so are their parents!!

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-10-24 13:03

    You not born a rapist. Jail the parents as well.

  • francois.w.toit - 2012-10-24 13:05

    These people if you can call them that ---are sick in there heads and needs to be sent to a mental hospital..14 years old and already rapists.. sick man sick.....

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-10-24 13:06

    Know let's see the law take its course.Would the government take responsibality for her protection from those that threaten her and are they also going to be charged and brought to book? Why are the parents and family of the rapists condoning their behavior? Maybe the president has set the precedant.Hope spearman would comment on this atrocity.Poor child, what protection can South Africa afford her? Sad but interesting to see the outcome of this incident.To the DA, this is our province, help the child, irrespective of her political affiliation.

  • mpho.e.mogashui - 2012-10-24 13:08

    another illustration of how sick blacks are!!! not forgetting barbaric .

      archie.mooki - 2012-10-24 13:15

      I'm Black born and raised in S.A. and now living in US and I'm not sick !!! ...and not barbaric cause I'm not other ethic groups ......

      george.thanyane - 2012-10-24 13:33

      Mpho do you know what race is those culprit, before your can give unaccurate conclusion.

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-10-24 13:36

      I think this problem is bigger than black. It becomes a failed society and we are the parents of it. It says a lot.

      mpho.e.mogashui - 2012-10-24 13:55

      but i know it aint Whites.....

      vicki.malatse - 2012-10-24 14:21

      @Mpho you are right,that's true

      jlushaba - 2012-10-25 10:42

      Crime has no color

      smadikizela - 2012-10-26 08:44

      and you Mpho, u r a shining example of a \sick and barbaric black person\

      smadikizela - 2012-10-26 08:44

      and you Mpho, u r a shining example of a \sick and barbaric black person\

  • John Badenhorst - 2012-10-24 13:10

    i got arrested for an outstanding traffic warrant about two years ago after i had sold a car and the new owner accumulated fines of over 10 000 before registering the vehicle in his name...i spent the night in the cells and had to pay 3000 bail....here are RAPISTS!!! caught on camera and they are granted bail of R600??????? i can only say...WTF???

      dewalds3 - 2012-10-24 13:14

      WTF²!

      Andrea - 2012-10-24 14:11

      I think the diffirence is that you owed the state money, hence the harsh handling of your case. There is no money for them in putting rapists away.

  • donald.perumal - 2012-10-24 13:11

    Hi All Its God's intention that the girl should have been raped and the beatings,part of the first intenion and yes ordained by God:according to Mourdock,Republican candidate for USA govt.

      Andrea - 2012-10-24 14:12

      You need to be put to death.

      Andrea - 2012-10-24 14:59

      ShelleyV, sometimes I think these sad sacks of sh.t post anything to get a comment or thumbs, no matter up or down, it adds up and then they can say "oh, look at smart me, I got 12 thumbs today!"

      richard.hipkin - 2012-10-24 15:02

      Jussus but you two are not a full pack of sandwiches are you? Donald is referring to what a Republican said in the US recently...

      Andrea - 2012-10-24 15:13

      Then Donald should state that he is merely quoting somebody else's statement, otherwise his post will be misinterpreted, right?

  • cinna.lov - 2012-10-24 13:14

    Mzansi is rotten to the core. Even our justice system is diabolic. They always remember what the law says when they deal with perpetrators but they forget the law when it comes to the victim. Let's be honest, the rapes in our country will never stop because criminals are protected by the courts.\r\n\r\nWhen will we hear of victims get a fair treatment? The little girl is now abused by the community, families(of the rapists)

  • Eterni80 - 2012-10-24 13:17

    rapists should be tried, then dipped in petrol and set on fire. only cowards rape - there seem to be alot of them in SA, starting from the very top of the ANC down - they are raping SA.

  • alon.fisher.752 - 2012-10-24 13:21

    Medical experiments,organ harvests,forced labour,systematic starvation I can think of many things but these dickheads get R600 bail?

  • John Badenhorst - 2012-10-24 13:22

    OH MY GOSH!!!! news24 just reported that the PROTESTERS against Eskom were released on R500 bail each for protesting and here RAPISTS are released on R600 bail each????

  • caine.abel.75 - 2012-10-24 13:24

    this rotten scum must be rooted out soonest from society

  • kagisho.ditire - 2012-10-24 13:59

    Once again Cape Town!

      charl.malan.12 - 2012-10-24 14:45

      @kagisho.ditire What's your point? Trying to say something?

      richard.hipkin - 2012-10-24 15:03

      Kagisho, never go full retard.

  • preciousphuti.ncube - 2012-10-24 14:22

    No NO NO NO....Way Please Say This Joke,How Can Parents Think So Stupidity And How A Girl Allow A Gang To Rape.eish I Hope Malema He'll Be The President And Teach This Suckers A Lesson.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-10-24 15:03

      I doubt it, he will be too busy sipping Johnny Walker and eating sushi when he's president and you'll be eating dirt and drinking sewage.

  • konfab - 2012-10-24 14:27

    Why was bail even allowed for those savages...

  • Adeeb Saban - 2012-10-24 14:27

    End of times around the corner..... Cannot come soon enough

  • kvzanten - 2012-10-24 14:28

    "The alleged rape happened last Thursday girl when the she was on her way home from school." How does this nonsensical grammar soup even get published?

  • vicki.malatse - 2012-10-24 14:29

    Why don the people of Khayelitsha stone this brats to death,haikhona,how can they allow themselves to be terrorised by some 14 year olds gang?They are not going to be jailed,so safe the taxpayers,tuu#anybody

      romeo.mahlalela - 2012-10-24 16:06

      So True, Vicki. JUST KILL THESE YOUNG HOOLIGANS THROUGH MOB JUSTICE!

  • nVeehsihlali - 2012-10-24 16:33

    The justice system in this country needs to be on steroids,really nW!!

  • celeste.m.lackay - 2012-10-25 06:45

    These savage rapists, their \supporters\ AND their parents should ALL be brought before court! These thugs may not be old enough to appreciate the enormity of their savagery, but because I am a responsible parent, if my under-age sons break the law in this horrendous fashion, then I will have no recourse other than to hand them over to the authorities and do penance myself!\r\nThe problem is that these parents are dependent on the ill-gotten gains these \children\ bring home.\r\nWhat is this country coming to?! Our president is more interested in \salvaging his dignity\ while Phiyega laughs and SA burns!!

  • www.hephzibah.wapsite.me - 2012-10-25 08:12

    The parents are just as much to blame.They surely should know what their children are up to.Totally irresponsible parents will inevitably create these monsters.Wake up parents!!!!!!

  • linda.ngwenya.98 - 2012-10-25 16:47

    What more information do police need, they have the footage of the incident and where to find these culprits.

  • ronald.solomon.39 - 2012-10-28 16:39

    the only way to solve theese crimes is to take the law into the publics own hand......kangaroo court as known before i left sa

  • tristan.laggerway - 2012-11-23 10:15

    Well thats our president back in the day! What a country we live in!

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