Grisly gang rape video case back on

2012-06-20 09:12

Johannesburg - Four boys and three men accused of gang-raping a mentally impaired 17-year-old are expected back in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

The cellphone video which they made of their alleged crime went viral on the internet on April 18, and was one of the main topics trending on Twitter.

The seven, who allegedly matched the descriptions of rapists shown in the video, were arrested in Dobsonville, Soweto on April 17.

They face several counts of rape, sexual assault, engaging the sexual services of a minor for reward, using a minor to create child pornography, committing a sexual act in the presence of a minor, and committing a sexual act in the presence of an adult.

The four boys, one aged 13 and three of them 17, were granted bail in May. The three men, one aged 18 and two 19, remained in custody.

During their last appearance in May the 13-year-old was sent for psychiatric assessment.

The girl went missing on March 21 and was found at a 37-year-old man's house in Braamfischerville, Soweto during a search launched after police became aware of the rape video.

However the charges against the man were provisionally withdrawn by the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on May 4.

No reasons were given for the decision. He had been accused of holding her against her will.

  • tuco.angeleyes - 2012-06-20 09:24

    a chisel, a huck-saw, some nylon rope and ten minutes alone with each of them is all I need to sort these creatures.

      badballie - 2012-06-20 09:41

      Somehow I think if you were afforded that opportunity, your own conscience would be your downfall afterwards.

      tuco.angeleyes - 2012-06-20 10:08

      @badballie I doubt it. I cannot imagine what that poor child must have gone through. but as a father she could very easily have been my daughter. that is motivation enough for me.

      curry.paradox - 2012-06-20 10:34

      Street justice has no lawyers fees and no postponements...

  • ak.amod - 2012-06-20 09:33

    Eliminate these beasts.....

      spartanx93 - 2012-06-20 10:50

      lethal injection.....

  • Aziza - 2012-06-20 09:52

    *whuuuussaaaahh* really pissed!

  • Mtk.the.poet - 2012-06-20 10:13

    Look like SouthWesternTownships (Soweto) is too big to maintain in my Township you don't hear of any such crime,from theft,rape to murder, we BBM on the streets @midnight nobody cares,no stranger will come and borrow your cellphone at knife point,they know we don't play, you get caught handy,you get roasted like a chicken,as a result last time I witnessed such was when I was a high school boy in early 2000s, ckuf the Police we handly it ourselves theirfore we living peacefuly\r\nIf you ever heard of a place called Newlands West,Durban

      Schmee - 2012-06-20 11:39

      Yes I've heard plenty about Newlands West, Durban. The police found mandrax tablets worth R9 million and drug manufacturing equipment in a raid just the other day. And if Newlands West is so safe how come Suraj Manikram's body was dumped there?

  • Patsy - 2012-06-20 11:27

    Just imagine how much less rape there would be if each rapist were physically castrated..... Apparently chemical castration isn't that effective, so do the job properly.

  • Jack - 2012-06-20 16:04

    Stinking zots

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