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Man arrested for rape

2013-01-06 14:09

Johannesburg - A man was arrested for allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman in Dutywa, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday.

Captain Jackson Manatha said the 26-year-old man allegedly raped the woman on Friday night.

She was walking with friends when he approached her and dragged her to the bushes.

The alleged rapist was arrested on Saturday.

He was expected to appear in the Dutywa Magistrates Court on Monday.

Comments
  • michael.bushes.1 - 2013-01-06 14:21

    Theres so much violence in south africa that when you read this you feel nothing, which is actually schocking, cause this is how i feel right now. We need less capitalism and more moral building platforms DOWN with working on Sundays, make it a family day the way it used to be. DOWN with hollywood filth movies, lets make our own morality based movies DOWN with women who wear short skirts, teach them to dress properly The list goes on and on.

      hein.huyser - 2013-01-06 19:59

      Micheal, if a short dress makes you to want to rape then I'm afraid you are the one with the problem, not capatalism. In fact, a tenet of capatalism is respect. Respect for another person's property, his/her body and the other person's right to dress the way they feel. We have institutions that deal with your kind of problem. Most of them tax-payer funded.

      mphokazi.mhlontlo - 2013-01-07 09:41

      michael it angers me to hear people talk like you do, detecting how women should wear or should not wear. to your stupid conclusion and mind women who gets raped are those who wear shorts skirts which is not true. how about the babies and young kids who gets raped.i wonder if you do not look at a women who is wearing a short skirt and wish you could violate her like that i bet is what you think. i think you a PSYCHO..

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-07 10:00

      Michael.bushes.1 Shouldn't you add, DOWN with men who can't keep their fly closed?.

  • mark.khoza - 2013-01-06 14:29

    Good going for authoring this, writing about rape and other stories that are about the infringement of women right must be viewed as activism

  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2013-01-06 14:51

    It seems thr eastern cape is stuck in the stone age, where u can just drag a woman into t bush an do as u wish.

      koos.meyer.52 - 2013-01-06 15:27

      Is dragging a woman into a bush and raping her acceptable in African culture, it sure seems like it given that we read about it every day???

  • marilyn.docherty.9 - 2013-01-06 15:18

    What did the friends do? Why did they not scream for help? One solution - CASTRATE THE MAN!!!

      lacrimose.wolf - 2013-01-06 22:53

      Cannot agree with castration (that's a hole other debate. Do also ask, where were the friends? What is UP with sexual violence that even witnesses remain paralysed?

  • andrew.crawford.50 - 2013-01-06 15:41

    SAPS Crime Statistics: April 2011 - March 2012 Total Sexual Crimes Provinces Eastern Cape 9239 Free State 4927 Gauteng 12419 KwaZulu-Natal 12288 Limpopo 5686 Mpumalanga 4092 North West 4972 Northern Cape 1738 Western Cape 9153 TOTAL 64 514 Daily average 176.7 Hourly average 7.36 That translates into 1 sex crime every 8.1 minutes We need to collectively hang our heads in shame about this! Question - How can we solve this problem?

      koos.meyer.52 - 2013-01-06 18:44

      Get our useless President to talk about it with the same passion he spoke of about walking dogs would be a good start, but probably asking too much of showerhead...

  • peejay.maclane - 2013-01-06 15:48

    Badly written story How do a one man drag a person for a group of her friends. Pleas do some research before writing n not insult our intelligent

  • tougheedahf1 - 2013-01-06 17:38

    And I supose the victim's friends held hands and prayed for the ordeal 2 end... The same with the girl who got raped in a shebeen filled with people. Is it the new norm to just sit and watch? Will we lift a finger if it happens to our daughters, sister's, mothers and grandmothers!!!

      hein.huyser - 2013-01-06 20:04

      tough, that is the question that needs answering. How van people just watch when these things happen. Unless of coarse if they condone it they will not do anything

  • thulani.thabethe - 2013-01-06 21:51

    How possible for more dn 3 ppl being attached by one man? raping her whle others a clapping hands, and it was friday night, lot of life orientated teachings neede ezinganeni zethu....

  • faqirie.khansan - 2013-01-06 22:21

    yeah man its like dat.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-07 09:58

    What happened to the friends? No one helped her?. Bloody primitives.

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