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Jaco Steyn sentence 'sends a message'

2012-09-19 19:00

Johannesburg - The Commission for Gender Equality (GCE) on Wednesday welcomed the sentencing of "Sunday Rapist" Jaco Steyn.

"This will send a strong message that the Sexual Offences Act and other related matters are being taken seriously by the criminal justice system.

"We are, however concerned by the mitigating factors presented by Mr Steyn's counsel, who seeks to paint the perpetrator as not a violent person, whereas there is compelling evidence to suggest otherwise," said the GCE.

Steyn was found guilty on 33 out of 37 charges, including murder, culpable homicide, rape, sexual assault, kidnapping, and attempted kidnapping in the South Gauteng High Court sitting in Alberton.

Judge Sita Kolbe sentenced him to five life sentences.

The commission thanked all those who testified against Steyn.

"The commission calls on South African men to distance themselves from this behaviour of Mr Steyn - of abduction, rape, murder, sexual assault, pointing a firearm, assault, and culpable homicide against minors and girls."

Comments
  • zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-09-19 19:10

    Savage,

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-09-19 20:02

      Now would be a very good time to bring back the death penalty I reckon.As the Bible says:"It were better for him that a milstone were hanged around his neck,and he be cast into the Sea,then that he should offend one of these little ones."(Luke 17:2)

      max.reynecke - 2012-09-20 05:33

      Denise, I agree with you, because the only message I got from the sentence is that you can rape and murder as you please and the worst thing that can happen to you is that you can end up in jail...and most criminals' situation is in any case worst than 3 meals a day and a warm bed at night.

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-20 10:12

      And which idiots are those Veldt??????? Malema is not being torn apart here because people on the site are idiots. The are simply acting to cause and effect. Malema's mouth is the cause of the effect that makes people dispise his ass. If any white man start singing One Black one Bullet they will be dragged in front of the court and labelled. Malema has openly declared commercial and economic "war" against whites and I am sorry you are the bigger fool if you think and expect any one not to remember that and take offense to him as a person. Malema is the root cause of his own downfall and the he is the sole cause of the retaliation against him by both black and whites. But what do you care in any case. We cannot for a moment let this fool get away with the destructive communistesk path that this man has chosen for South Africa. There are better ways of solving South Africa's divides than what this uneducated fool proposes. We will not allow this man to drag this country's economy down to the point where we live off welfare from the US and other countries. In the end Both Blacks and whites will suffer and you are the biggest fool of them all if you do not see or realize this.

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-20 10:21

      So Mr. Veldt. It is not only black people who have the right to stand up for they believe in. We as whites in this country have the same rights as any black man or person of any other color and our freedom of speech is also protected under the constitution. but i can tell you one thing today. The policies that this uneducated fool makes sees no color of skin it only sees the color of money that they will line his pockets with and the more money he and his cronies line their pockets with the less money will be in the pockets off all South Africans. If you chose to be a third wheel on the wagon and keep your thoughts to yourself and accept your poor economic faith that this man will bestow on you then fine, sit in your little corner but do not expect us to cry for you. We will take up the verbal fight and say our say and we will not stand back for any one

  • kim.buren - 2012-09-19 19:10

    Now we need more messages. Especially for those who incite violence. Malema?

      veldt66 - 2012-09-19 19:26

      It's not about Malema but this savage rapist""" how do u compare a Politician with this vile killer rapist?

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-19 19:26

      KIM i see where you are headed with that statement :-)

      kim.buren - 2012-09-19 19:32

      Indeed Bolton, but there are some Malema supporters who as dumb as they are who also know

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-19 19:33

      Because Malema is a rapist of the ignorant minds in South Africa that follow him

      kim.buren - 2012-09-19 19:37

      It is very easy veld. That idiot is killing off the few brain cells his followers have

      adriaan.delange.94 - 2012-09-19 19:37

      I agree Kim, the damage malema has done can not be turned back. malema and others must get the same treatment to fix our democratic country.Malema said at Marikana "IT IS THE BOER THEY PROTECTING", but Ramapoza is a Director of Lonmin.

      veldt66 - 2012-09-19 19:52

      Trying to mask the sad deeds of this killer rapist by yr obsession with Malema. People, just show a bit of respect by expressing sorrow & sadness to the families of these girls. You will hve another day to launch yr racist attacks unchallenged for now just show a bit of respect to these victims.

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-19 20:05

      Veldt I agree with you on the little girls. The sad truth is that these girls will be forgotten and the sour face of Malema will be here on news24 spewing his hate. The truth of the matter is that in the new South Africa blacks are just as accountable for their actions as whites. Malema's black skin and curly hair has got nothing to do with the rubbish that comes out of his mouth. If you read thoroughly through all the Malema posts he has his black critics as well so your racist comments are nul and void

      veldt66 - 2012-09-19 20:17

      Malema is popular because he is given undeserving too much prominance by people like yrselves. You sound very reasonable, but u know they serious idiots in this site who just about draw parallels with everything.

      hloniphile.fakazi - 2012-09-19 20:24

      Exactly Kim we need a strong massage about this Idiot *MALEMA* the sad thing is, he is using poor people to fight his political battles! Another thing he is racist and tribalist. *Jaco Steyn bye bye!

      joneethling - 2012-09-19 20:38

      Malemaverskrik. What are you people on? Get help. This guy gets 3 liftimes worth of free board and lodging and you talk rot about a hasbeen wannabe who was made "famous" by "swart gevaar" journalism.

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-20 11:50

      boltonbarry - September 20, 2012 at 10:12 Report commentComments Policy And which idiots are those Veldt??????? Malema is not being torn apart here because people on the site are idiots. The are simply acting to cause and effect. Malema's mouth is the cause of the effect that makes people dispise his ass. If any white man start singing One Black one Bullet they will be dragged in front of the court and labelled. Malema has openly declared commercial and economic "war" against whites and I am sorry you are the bigger fool if you think and expect any one not to remember that and take offense to him as a person. Malema is the root cause of his own downfall and the he is the sole cause of the retaliation against him by both black and whites. But what do you care in any case. We cannot for a moment let this fool get away with the destructive communistesk path that this man has chosen for South Africa. There are better ways of solving South Africa's divides than what this uneducated fool proposes. We will not allow this man to drag this country's economy down to the point where we live off welfare from the US and other countries. In the end Both Blacks and whites will suffer and you are the biggest fool of them all if you do not see or realize this.

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-20 11:51

      boltonbarry - September 20, 2012 at 10:21 Report commentComments Policy So Mr. Veldt. It is not only black people who have the right to stand up for they believe in. We as whites in this country have the same rights as any black man or person of any other color and our freedom of speech is also protected under the constitution. but i can tell you one thing today. The policies that this uneducated fool makes sees no color of skin it only sees the color of money that they will line his pockets with and the more money he and his cronies line their pockets with the less money will be in the pockets off all South Africans. If you chose to be a third wheel on the wagon and keep your thoughts to yourself and accept your poor economic faith that this man will bestow on you then fine, sit in your little corner but do not expect us to cry for you. We will take up the verbal fight and say our say and we will not stand back for any one

  • siyanda.yeni.5 - 2012-09-19 19:14

    I'm sure the families are satisfied with the sentence! Even though it won't bring back their loved ones,that's the sad part!

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-09-19 19:47

      He needs to swing... finish & klaar. This sentence is a J.O.K.E.

  • khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-09-19 19:26

    Good, young girls can now roam the streets freely, the twat who taints our country's image is gone. Thank you kolbe

      Clayton Richard Delport - 2012-09-22 10:57

      That's the problem, you g girls are not supposed to roam the streets like prostitutes

  • stefaan.evony - 2012-09-19 19:28

    never again may a man like that walk free!!!!!! I hope he burnsd!!!!

      renier.lubbe.7 - 2012-09-19 19:49

      Slowly...

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-09-19 20:02

      Now would be a very good time to bring back the death penalty I reckon.As the Bible says:"It were better for him that a milstone were hanged around his neck,and he be cast into the Sea,then that he should offend one of these little ones."(Luke 17:2)

  • sean.bagley.50 - 2012-09-19 19:46

    Is that a padlock on his ankle?

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-19 20:02

    He is simply one more example of a dice not rolling as it did for the rest of us. Reference: Incognito by David Eagleman. If it is not biological it must be some spiritual influence of some extraordinary power. That power does not seem to envelope the rest of us. Why the spiritual influence picked him specifially. Biologically (the REAL reason for his actions) the rest of most of us were saved from the same fate that befell him.

      Clayton Richard Delport - 2012-09-22 10:56

      I love how every thick black person fishes for racism in comments, listen china, it's obvious you don't like being black and you want to be a white, we don't care, leave your sarcastic anti white comment back in the bush were you came from, click click click click click click....... See I even wrote in your native tongue

  • lynda.pitcher.1 - 2012-09-19 20:02

    how on earth does this savage pervert and his barbarous crimes become something political...?? There are people on this site who really scare me with their idiotic comments

  • leendert.stolk.3 - 2012-09-19 20:04

    Don't forget to thank his own 2 witnesses who turned against him!!

  • kanyi.mundau - 2012-09-19 20:07

    If it was this hated race on earth, you would have seen a lot of comments.Let justice be done.

  • bless.boswell - 2012-09-19 20:16

    A message? Sure! Until practitioners of our presidentially approved national sport are hanged by the neck until they are dead, it will never stop!

  • Johnelle Olivier - 2012-09-19 20:25

    No death penalty for him, that would shorten his suffering. He should spend many long years in prison, being raped, assaulted and then murdered after his 2nd life sentence!

  • Michael Kleber - 2012-09-19 20:28

    bloody bastard nothing will bring back those girls or take away the trauma to the others , piece of %¥¤*# thats all i have to say about it

  • Amahle Nofemela - 2012-09-19 20:45

    funny how this has turned to be about malema and the people who share his point of view...are you guys that obsessed with this guy or what? is he that important to you so much that every second word that comes out of your mouth is his name?

  • jacques.swanepoel.372 - 2012-09-19 21:02

    Great sentence, pitty the tax payers must support him. Bloody Agent!

      luis.d.santos.779 - 2012-09-19 23:47

      I agree, bring back the death penalty for the good of society, prisons at the moment are overflowing with rapists and murderers, some of which are very much worse than Steyn. As Jacques pointed out, its society paying for these criminals inside and outside of prisons.

  • Tom van Niekerk - 2012-09-20 04:39

    he will suffer there good!!

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-09-20 05:49

    The motherf*cker should have been hanged !!

  • adele.hoffman - 2012-09-20 07:28

    No, a message would have been sent if the judge said : sentenced to death!

  • Louise Whittingstall Barnard - 2012-09-20 07:40

    RIP Louise!!!!

  • marc.klynhans - 2012-09-20 10:45

    It's C - G - E...

  • Sheldene Stars - 2012-09-21 16:53

    so strange that they wish to send “a message” out now when a white person does this . steyn you are a disgrace to life on earth, you prayed to GOD to not let those kids walk your path? WTF!! you need help and i seriously doubt you will find it in the bible you carry around with you . you not some hero, yet you want to “write a book' well i hope you die in jail long before that book gets published because those kids that you abused and the 2 parents whose beautiful daughters you took away do not deserve to see you make money out of the crimes you committed .

  • Lianne Stockhoff - 2013-11-26 13:01

    Not a violent person?? How on this earth does his counsel justify that? This is a man convicted of 33 counts of murder, rape, assault, etc etc, how's he not violent? I feel so desperately sorry for his victims, their family & his family too. May they all find a measure of peace in his sentencing

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