I hope you suffer - victim's mom

2012-09-19 13:15

Johannesburg - The mother of Louise de Waal, the Roodepoort teenager who was killed by the man dubbed the Sunday Rapist, said on Wednesday that she wished him a billion times more suffering than she had experienced.

Shireen de Waal took to the stand in the High Court sitting in Alberton to testify in aggravation of the sentencing of her daughter's killer, Johannes Jacobus Steyn.

In a letter to Steyn, she said: "You are the most despicable, disgusting human being... You've managed to destroy my life and those of many young girls... You took her life in the most horrible way."

Looking in Steyn's direction, Shireen said she wished he never found peace.

"May you never find peace and forgiveness in the Bible you carry to court...

"I take pleasure in knowing you'll never know your son. I'll miss my daughter's matric dance, 18th and 21st birthday, her wedding and first baby, but my daughter is dead: your son is alive."

Steyn's son shares a birthday with the girl he murdered.

"How would you feel if it was your son who was murdered in that manner?" she asked.

The court heard that De Waal had lost her job and home since losing her daughter. She was on medication.

A social worker, who testified earlier, said Steyn's victims were permanently scarred.

Annelie Olivier said there were likely other victims, who were too scared to come forward.

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-09-19 13:25

    I agree with her whole heartedly. I hope he suffers and dies a slow death.

      Jo.Davies123 - 2012-09-19 15:16

      EWN is reporting The Monster has received 5 life terms

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-19 15:20

      Hopefully he can't appeal those and get parole. 5 life sentences is better than I was expecting though, so that's good news, thanks.

      procold2 - 2012-09-19 15:23

      he will hugh hanging is to fast for this creep,hope they rape him every single day in prison, he wont last long in there he is going commit suicide and when he does i hope the after life is going to even be crueler

  • niel.phillips.7 - 2012-09-19 13:31

    Dear Mrs de Waal.......suffer?? He is going to wish he was never born!!! Pappa and his mates are waiting for him...after 1st day this thing will be capable of singing soprano with the drakensberg boys choir.....lekker!!!!

  • henk.momberg1 - 2012-09-19 13:32

    Henk Oom skollie wag vir jou smeer maar jou vuil gat hoop jy weet wat hulle met mense soos jy in die tronk maak

  • ronald.stilianou - 2012-09-19 13:35

    that is if doesn't commit suicide first, it seems like something this coward would do

  • dimitripappas - 2012-09-19 13:42

    White or black, yellow, green or purple - irrespective - any person who commits these sort of careless crimes of greed should be sentenced to the noose of JUSTICE. Where is the law? Why do these despicable, unbelievable horrors continue to take place on a daily basis? How do these people get away with all the pain/suffering/death they inflict on others? Yet if a metro cop dare catch you going 20Km/h over the speed-limit on a national highway, and you'll inevitably have HIV-AIDS the next day after sharing a cell with rapists? P.a.t.h.e.t.i.c., and that's a fact.

  • marc.rule - 2012-09-19 13:43

    Shireen de Waal : I hope you can find peace in your heart for what you are going through. This horrible crime took place about 500m from my house, I can still see the cross you out on the corner where it happened. Remember that the MONSTER “Johannes Jacobus Steyn” will have to explain his actions to his GOD one day and that will not be an easy one to slip by. He will burn in HELL for eternity with his daemons ripping at his body till the end of days.

  • Jo.Davies123 - 2012-09-19 13:50

    I really shouldn't read these articles. Sitting with tears in my eyes for the girls whose lives were cut short by this demon. I hope that parents can find peace, although God knows how they could.

  • joy.quinton.7 - 2012-09-19 13:51

    its nt easy 2 lose someone u love but i strongly believe God is always there 4 us especially in times like this.

  • kitty.vanjaarsveld - 2012-09-19 14:03

    Hierdie suurstofdief verdien alles en nog meer wat na sy kant toe gaan kom. Moenie praat van vergifnis as jy nog nie dieselfde pad gestap het nie. Jy het nie 'n clue waarvan jy praat nie. Die tronk gaan nog te genadig vir hom wees. Sterkte aan al die slagoffers en Louise se Ma, mag julle genesing vind.

  • myfriendshane - 2012-09-19 14:09

    I have no words. Her grief must be unbearable. What is wrong with people ? We have become too soft, we need to execute these vermin.

  • morris.khunou - 2012-09-19 14:13

    Rot in jail! Weapons of anal destruction are impatiently waiting for him in prison!!!!

      siyanda.yeni.5 - 2012-09-19 15:17


      siyanda.yeni.5 - 2012-09-19 15:18 comment!!!

  • prenisha.pillay - 2012-09-19 14:19

    I hope that Steyn suffers a slow and painful death.

  • philas.ntuli - 2012-09-19 14:27

    This demon doesn't deserve to go in jail..nt even a life sentence.he deserves to die, hang him toe!!!

  • melinda.botha.75 - 2012-09-19 15:40

    he's an evil mother F and hope he rots in hell, you child killer

  • mark.morgan.733 - 2012-09-19 19:05

    He should be put in a jail block where rapist are locked up so they can rape him every day so he can feel what his victems felt.

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