Girl, 7, raped by dad as mom looks on

2011-02-04 08:20

Pietermaritzburg - The memory of being raped repeatedly by her father in front of her mother is what a 7-year-old girl from Haniville, 10km outside Pietermaritzburg, will live with for the rest of her life.

It is alleged that in some instances, the mother would ask the Grade 1 girl from a local school how the sex was.

The child was discovered by the Imbali based Foundation for Victims of Crime, a non-governmental organisation that deals with victims of crime and raises awareness on child and women abuse. Spokesperson Motho Morai said they were doing their routine presentations at the school on Wednesday when a teacher approached them about the child.

Blood on underwear

“An older child at the school, who is a neighbour of the victim, told us that one day she saw blood coming from the victim’s underwear. When she asked her what was wrong, she said her father had slept with her.

“We called the child aside and asked her what happened, in the least painful way we could.”

At first the child was reluctant to talk, but eventually she opened up. “The child said her father has been raping her continuously in front of her mother.”

Morai related the girl’s description of the rapes, saying her father had used a “plastic sock” (condom).

“She was last raped on Tuesday. We have been informed that the victim’s 12-year-old sister has been taken away from the parents by relatives in Durban, after it was discovered that she was also raped by the father,” Morai said.

“We then reported the matter to the police and the father was arrested. The child was admitted to Grey’s Hospital for observation.”

Police confirmed the arrest and said the man, who cannot be named to protect the victim’s identity, will appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday. The Witness has learnt that the mother has been at the child’s bedside in hospital since she was admitted.

Mother 'should be arrested too'

The director of Childline KZN, Linda Naidoo, said the mother should be arrested too because she couldn’t protect the child against her father.

“If the mother was present during the rapes then she should be arrested, and not be with the child.

“We don’t want a situation where the mother will influence the child against testifying against her father. We’ve had cases where children fail to testify against their parents.

“When it comes to the emotional well-being of the child, only social workers are in a position to decide who is supposed to be with the victim and who’s not. We will follow this up immediately,” said Naidoo.


  • cromagnon - 2011-02-04 08:27

    Insects! Death would be to merciful.

      GATVOLENMOEG - 2011-10-13 10:24


  • scorpio - 2011-02-04 08:31

    Crimes like this do not deserve to be resolved with the protection of a constitution. Mob justice would be a lot more appropriate here, don't you think ?

      Met Uysh! - 2011-02-04 08:55

      Agree. - 2011-02-04 09:29

      I agree!!!!

      Hannah - 2011-02-04 11:37

      Yes make an example of them

      Angel - 2011-08-02 15:42


      OOMDRE - 2011-09-13 09:35

      i agree tke dem out of de gme

  • andie.4 - 2011-02-04 08:31

    Animals don't even act like this!! It is disgusting. They should both be put down!!!

  • paulfmagic - 2011-02-04 08:32

    Township justice is the ONLY answer! Disgraceful....

      arrionelob - 2011-02-05 12:53

      i agree mob justice in this case is the only solution,the law has failed us

  • tresiahaitembu - 2011-02-04 08:32

    Good Lord.... this is completely sickening and it breaks my heart that people that should be protecting their kids are infliciting this kind of physical and emotional trauma on their own damn kids!!!!

      Orcanda - 2011-07-13 15:20

      I agree with you kanjii. But the mom is just as guilty, what the hell was she thinking or may she dont have a brain cell, how in heavens name she could have ask that little girl how the sex was. She think it was was rape. She is not a mother she is a monster and the dad is a brainless parasite monster.

  • Tembo - 2011-02-04 08:32

    No man the news just gets worse and worse in this country. I just feel sick - perhaps we are doomed here ?

      chris.debeer1 - 2011-02-04 09:18

      In France a mother killed 8 of her babbies claiming she thought her father fathered them Sick world not just here

      Pinkpurse - 2011-02-04 09:21

      Yes Tembo, it sometimes feels like it when I read gastly news like this ....

      PB - 2011-02-04 09:32

      Tembo, maybe if the social workers were paid more, there would be enough of them available to actually do their jobs properly. There seems to be a feeling of apathy reporting suspected cases, because you know that nothing will come of it. Cause and effect - it works in the Muslim countries - if a brainless twat knew that he would be killed by the community if he is caught doing that, he would think twice. In S.A. the legal system is so bogged down with corruption and volume that most of the crimenals know that they will get away with hardly any punishment. What are the chances for these kids ever living a normal life?

      Bidartbru - 2011-02-04 12:02

      Chris, As a South African living in France, you cannot compare the crime rate of SA to France. Yes, what that woman did was disgusting, however it is not an everyday occurence as it is in SA.

      gen.mewmew - 2011-02-04 14:08

      bidartbru and everyone else - ths kind of incest and even marital rape happens CONSTANTLY ALL AROUND THE GLOBE. it is as alive as animal cruelty and crime!!! it is hiding from our awareness!!!

      squish - 2011-02-05 01:33

      gen.mewmew yes it may, but in most 1st world countries, it is much much less and if caught (much higher probability) they will have a proper trial and if found guilty, would be put away for a long long time.

      Lanfear - 2011-02-16 13:02

      @ squish - sure, that is why Fritzl in Austria was able to keep his daughter locked up for 24 years, father 7 children with her who were also locked up and nobody found out, not even his own wife. Only when one of his children by his daughter almost died, did everything come out. I know it is only one case, but you have no viable statistics to claim that incest is more common in SA than elsewhere.

      KnysnaSha - 2011-04-29 10:55

      Squish I disagree there, what goes on in the states in positively scary, it just does not all come to light.

      Orcanda - 2011-07-13 15:24

      If the neighbors child (brave little girl she is) did not see blood comming from the childs underwear and reported it, that poor child would still be at the mercy of those two Monsters she had to call mom and dad. Sicos.

  • tshepo1 - 2011-02-04 08:32

    i forced myself to finish reading this Sick article..! How do we as human beings do such...*speechless*

      Bazz - 2011-02-04 08:51

      Bazz How sick cab you be..was his wife not good enough for him, or was he on flippen "DRUGS" I can't understand we living in a beautiful world with sick people in it. There is alot hornies hanging out on the streets..poor bastard!

      pinkalert - 2011-02-04 09:58

      Human beings dont do this, animals dont do this - I dont know what to call these people - maybe "monsters" are the correct words - As far as I am concerned his privates should be cut off, that he can never again do this and then he should not be allowed medical treatment, hopefull the magets will finish him off slowly - the wife should have a tattoo printed across her face, "Child abuser" so everybody will know that she is involved too - let her carry that around for the rest of her life - This is just pure evil - how can you give birth to two beautiful children only to abuse them, we give birth to love and protect our children - They are MONSTERS!

      Orcanda - 2011-07-13 15:26

      Buzz he and she are both Pedophiles. Its not about one woman was not enough. He and she are both MONSTERS. They should be excecuted by a fire peleton.

  • Prisilla - 2011-02-04 08:34

    Lock the parents up so that THEY can be raped in jail!!!

  • Hopestar - 2011-02-04 08:34

    Why would they leave the younger child at these parents hands? :(

      Snoopy88 - 2011-02-04 09:42

      Probably thought daddy would only start on her when she's older... can't afford to feed another child? Many women just keep quiet or accept this abuse because they are reliant financially on the bastard. Or they fear for their own lives. Our Nanny's younger sister was sadly doing the same. Till Nanny stepped in and had him arrested. Her sister was so angry with her about it and refused to testify! Even the grandmother didn't care because this guy was renting her RDP home from her and she was reliant on the money. And then the bastard's friends came looking for Nanny... Not one of these adults, except for Nanny cared about the welfare of a two year old little girl. We called childline to get a local counsellor to go speak to the mother. Luckily she realised she had choices and that her child did really come first. The cops were also great for once. They wouldn't let the mother just have the charges dropped either because it was Nanny who had him arrested.

  • Smanga - 2011-02-04 08:35

    shaking my head in disbelief

  • Rory - 2011-02-04 08:35

    Is this what our society has come to? Does this only happen in SA? Is this a by product of lack of education, poor upbringing or what? I am flabbergasted by this. Incredible. I wanna go somewhere where this sort of thing is not even comprehended - like 5 minutes ago....

      gen.mewmew - 2011-02-04 14:18

      this happens all over the world non stop. its due to a lack of a decent upbringing and education and seeps through generations and crawlz beneath our awareness.

      darkwing - 2011-02-04 16:38

      Even rich, educated people do this. It is not really a poverty thing. We will be shocked if we knew what goes on in some of those fancy Waterkloof, Rivonia, etc. homes.

      squish - 2011-02-05 01:44

      Rory, well if you are raised knowing right from wrong, and respect for the law, and know there are consequences it would happen less. I know in the US, they have the sexual offender registry where you can put in your address and find out who is a convicted sex offender, for what, where they live, and what they look like. Kinda sucks for them, but who cares.

  • Sabsi - 2011-02-04 08:35

    ...what the #@$%...?! God bless the little girl and the neighbor's child!!

      Rookie - 2011-02-04 09:03

      Yes, the neighbours child is a hero in my opinion.

  • Kyle_logan - 2011-02-04 08:36

    Hang them by the genitalia until dead!

  • The_Truth - 2011-02-04 08:37

    Barbarians, hang them high

  • Johnny - 2011-02-04 08:41


  • Makutu - 2011-02-04 08:42

    gosh...! *SIGH*

  • spilsie69 - 2011-02-04 08:43

    WERF ETTER !!!!

  • DeonL - 2011-02-04 08:44

    This calls for locking up both parents for live.

      Maryna123 - 2011-02-04 09:51

      And then your tax is paying for them to be fed three times per day, be allowed exercise, etc. etc.? Hell no!! Give them to society to be taken care of...

  • egmaarman - 2011-02-04 08:45

    Geez man! What the F*** is the world coming to, and it's not just in SA that s*** liek this happen... OMG, I hope by some sort of miracle that kids grow up to be normal, and to lead normal lives. And the mother should be hanged with the A-HOLE father

  • 197six - 2011-02-04 08:45

    Since we don't have a death sentence then at least castrate these animals.

      Flee - 2011-02-04 14:56

      Castrate him and sew her up... OMgreatness they are torrid... I would wish the death penalty on the ... Freaks..!!!

  • fhatux - 2011-02-04 08:45


      Tigra - 2011-02-04 10:19

      The death penalty is too good for these pieces of filth.

  • bill - 2011-02-04 08:46

    Shocking and babaric.What poor examples set by political leaders in the fight against violence against women and children.

  • sakkie - 2011-02-04 08:46

    WTF MAN !!! Seriously .....WTF !?!?!?

  • Tarryn - 2011-02-04 08:47

    I think the mother should be arrested. Not by the child bed side and there is no way is feeling sorry for the child now not after ask was the sex. She is sick and so is the father.

  • Noo - 2011-02-04 08:47

    This is horrible, how do you have children who trust you and you betray them in the worst possible way, this is sad, children are innocent creatures who trust espesially their parents

  • - 2011-02-04 08:47

    Dear Lord!!!! Words fail one completely and utterly! WHY ON EARTH IS THE SO_CALLED 'MOTHER' ALLOWED TO BE WITH THIS INNOCENT CHILD IN HOSPITAL?????!

      mcb11 - 2011-02-04 13:32

      i agree-the 'mother' should be locked up!!!!

  • Lynette - 2011-02-04 08:47


  • Trace - 2011-02-04 08:48

    F***ing SICK! Barbaric bastards!! I'd like to force feed someone like that rotting shit & then wash it down with acid!

      Franswa - 2011-02-04 11:44

      shit that will taste bad

  • Kim - 2011-02-04 08:48

    Why did the school not report this immediately on finding out - why did they wait until someone happened to be giving a talk at the school? Why has the mother not been arrested yet - that just defies logic - she was allowing this to happen. Why was the 7 year old still there if the 12 year old had been removed from the parents care - if you are an unfit parent, surely that relates to all your children not just one of them?

      Orcanda - 2011-07-13 15:33

      Kim it seems that it was discovered the same day the presentation was given at the school. At least the child got help. Only 7 years old and already had to endure abuse of the worst kind at those two monsters hands. Arrest the mother she is a pedophile just like the dad

      Refiloe - 2011-12-06 12:40

      Kim I agree with you that when the relatives removes the 12 year old, they should have used logic that the 10 year old was a girl and in danger of this sick parents. Especially for the mere fact that they only removed the child but did not report the matter to the police. I know a case of a child whose father would sneak out of bed and sleep with her whilst the mother is sleeping. On discovery the mother reported the case to the police and he was arrested. Strange enough the child started having sex with their neighbour's husband. The mother reported the case again the neighbour was arrested and the social workers removed child.

  • Darkie - 2011-02-04 08:51

    Oh Lord have mercy! This poor girl needs prayers.....

      Mikemcc - 2011-02-05 13:06

      Where was this all powerful lord of yours while this was happening? What good are prayers after the child's life has been destroyed?

      Llewellyn - 2011-05-20 07:07

      Mike, i believe he hates siuch acts and I believe He inspired people to help her. He certainly helped me, also a victim of child abuse. No one has shown me more love, and He kept me afloat..Sad that men with no experience would mock God as you do.

  • - 2011-02-04 08:51

    and people like this still breed, cut it off and jail the two for life to stop it happening again. sick

  • thaine.sasman - 2011-02-04 08:52

    Death penalty... please... why do we now need to pay taxes to keep pigs like this alive in prison.... mind boggling...!

  • Angi - 2011-02-04 08:53

    What is wrong with people in this world. I get so angry!! People like this do NOT deserve to be blessed with the gift of children! I hope they both rot in jail for the rest of their sorry lives.

  • Jennifer - 2011-02-04 08:54

    sick - what is the world coming to if you cannot trust your own parents!!

  • Bla Bla - 2011-02-04 08:55

    Name and shame them, put their faces in the news so that we all can see how they look before they go and rot in jail

      Crystal - 2011-02-05 08:44

      I agree. Put their faces on the covers of our newspapers! Their will be enough angry citizens to make sure justice prevails!

  • zibbalans - 2011-02-04 08:56

    Absolutely disgusted!!! It's women like these that should be barren and NEVER be able to bare children! I do so pray that the child gets all the help she will need to get thru this...

  • Christine - 2011-02-04 08:56

    The mother is a mentally sick woman. The mother participated and colluded in the little girl's rape. She must NOT be allowed near the little girl. How can those authorities allow the mother near the child?!

      AM Library - 2011-02-04 22:23

      Any person found guilty of a crime against a child should be permanently sterilised. No second chances. It should automatically be part of the sentence.

  • maghebula - 2011-02-04 08:57

    There goes the little girls abiltiy to trust and love... What's happened to society? What happened to parents protecting their children irrespective!

      Snoopy88 - 2011-02-04 09:45

      Makes you wonder what happened to the mother that she could so easily allow this to happen to her children...

  • masanda.peter - 2011-02-04 08:58

    hayi andiyazi kengoku lena. hay cha!!!

  • Spades - 2011-02-04 08:58

    PLEASE!!! The mother is not at the bedside because she is concerned for the child, she is probably more worried about further incriminating evidence against her and her husband. Both of them should be tortured slowly and left out to die. I am schocked and disgusted!!

      Flee - 2011-02-04 14:57

      Here Here Spades... LLLoooonnggg Sllllloooowww and PAINFUL!!

  • King - 2011-02-04 08:59

    Both parents are sick upstairs. The mother disturbs me more. She needs an asyllum, and the father needs the gallows.

      Mikemcc - 2011-02-04 09:45

      Spare the state the expense and hang them both!

  • Brad - 2011-02-04 09:00

    kill them both they do not deserve to live!

  • hester.ferrezuelo - 2011-02-04 09:00

    Both these parents have to be jailed for live!!!!!!! They have taken an innocent life and they need to pay

  • Met Uysh! - 2011-02-04 09:00

    The so called "mother" is an accomplice. She probably even helped the so-called "father" to put on the condom and helped him. What screwed up image of life must this poor child not have. She should be jailed as well and both of them should be excecuted. There should be no place for people like that in our society. That poor child...she is better off orphaned.

  • Wynvlieg - 2011-02-04 09:00

    Despicable. Some people don't deserve to be parents.

  • gunensnap - 2011-02-04 09:00

    posting generic comments is not going to help the situation. posting hateful comments will worsen the situation. there is something seriously wrong in our society and we need to fix it. I have had enough of this and i am sure everyone will agree. dont make this about race. it is pointless to argue about something that is not part of the situation. I say execute the father and put the mother in jail for life. sick sick sick.

      SirMarkth - 2011-02-04 09:51

      Annnd... you are the second to bring race into this, the article doesn't say what race the people are, they could be white for all we know, it's only the people accusing other people of being racist that are bringing race into this so far...capish?

      P226 - 2011-02-04 10:39

      SirMarkth, You are the only twat who keeps mentioning race. Why dont you go harrass the racist assholes on timeslive site?

      Orcanda - 2011-07-13 15:39

      Gunensnap where did anyone talk about race? As far as I read everyone's very concerned about the little girl. No onee make it a race issue.

  • Lance - 2011-02-04 09:01

    Sick Mofo's.. @ Anton. You're a tit. Nothing to do with black or white. Just sick SOB's and a little girl who is scarred for life...

  • Hugh - 2011-02-04 09:02

    Amazing how some will find an excuse to justify rape by pointing fingers at another race when rape is most prevelent. Just ignore the race issue and see the wood for the trees.

      SirMarkth - 2011-02-04 09:56

      Again! most people responding here are expressing there shock at this, there is one borderline mention of culture at the top which could mean South African culture, aside from that it is only people accusing other people of being racist that are making this about race! We do not know the race of this family yet.

      P226 - 2011-02-04 10:39

      SirMarkth. Wanker!

  • Hetta - 2011-02-04 09:03

    @ StoneThrower: Your comment is also uncalled for. So you think Anton's daughter must be raped because he is an arse? I THINK NOT!!!!!!!!!

  • Naeem - 2011-02-04 09:03

    treas just came out of my eyes...........

      sakkie - 2011-02-04 12:45

      Thats not cool should see a Dr. !?!?!