Man arrested for raping girl, 14

2012-02-14 12:41

Johannesburg - A man has been arrested for raping a 14-year-old girl in Naledi, Soweto, police said on Tuesday.

Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said the 31-year-old man was arrested shortly after the crime on Monday night.

The girl was walking alone when he allegedly dragged her into an open space and raped her.

She told passersby what had happened and they called the police.

The man was expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court soon.

  • Marion - 2012-02-14 12:52

    "The girl was walking alone when he allegedly dragged her into an open space and raped her." Why is this 'alleged' to have happened when everything else in the article states quite clearly that it did happen.

      dlawre30 - 2012-02-14 12:59

      They have to use the word alleged until he is actually proven guilty.

      Facts - 2012-02-14 13:01

      Does it really matter? It is just another victim of this crime riddled South Africa. I am sure they are not even adding this to the statistics anymore.

      Juann Strauss - 2012-02-14 13:05

      Because you can't sue me if I state that you "allegedly" had affairs with three married men and have a child with a donkey. It's not a statement, it's a quote from an anonymous source. You can say anything you want, so long as you paraphrase an anonymous source and put the word "allegedly" in there.

      Juann Strauss - 2012-02-14 13:08

      Lekker, ne!

      amelia.vandermerwe1 - 2012-02-14 15:06

      Strange that you mention this, it is always "aledged raping" Raping is raping, not maybe and definitely not alledged. No one ask for this, especially the innocent.

  • Brad.Kopping - 2012-02-14 12:57

    Its sad that i've become so desenitized to this kind of thing. its just become the norm.

      Lorenzo - 2012-02-14 13:25

      Its stories like this that make me worry every time my girlfriend is driving alone or at home alone... i can fully understand why people leave this country for the safety of their family.

      Marion - 2012-02-14 15:55

      @Lorenzo... Whilst I fully understand your concern about your girlfriends safety, sadly it is not just women who are at risk of rape. Many men have been raped but most of them are not prepared to ever talk about it. Rape is one of the most disgusting acts that any human can perpetrate on another human being.

  • Hugh - 2012-02-14 12:59

    A rape every 28 seconds in South Africa. Says a lot about the men.

      Juann Strauss - 2012-02-14 13:02

      Says a lot about a certain type of man.

      jade.neil - 2012-02-14 13:13

      Hugh it is not only men that rape it is also women. However, the statistics are higher with the men raping than the women raping someone.

      Shirley - 2012-02-14 14:53

      Proves South Africas moral code is dying faster than water over a fire! Its apparent in all forms!

      amelia.vandermerwe1 - 2012-02-14 15:07

      " MEN " What men, real men don't rape

  • Tammy - 2012-02-14 12:59

    enough enough enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rofras - 2012-02-14 13:02

    women are not safe if South africa..this is scary.

      Vaaldonkie - 2012-02-14 13:22

      No-one is safe.

  • Bryan - 2012-02-14 13:02

    The scourge continues...!!! When will these pigs realize that this abnormal and hideous behaviour is not an entitlement to their sick and depraived needs? They make me sick... god help them if I have to find someone doing this as it will not be a pretty sight when I'm done dishing out my kind of justice..!!!!

  • Thoka - 2012-02-14 13:03

    chop the other head off

      Brigitte - 2012-02-14 15:56

      why not just BOTH heads while you're at it???? Problem completely solved! viola!

  • Monique - 2012-02-14 13:05

    what the hell?? This rape thing is out of hand and getting worse all the time. Something needs to be done!!!

  • Monique - 2012-02-14 13:08

    Who needs a public holiday in honour of woman - Honour us rather by doing something to secure our safety and that of our childrens and families!!!!!

  • tmunotsiwa - 2012-02-14 13:13

    i think the words "alleged" and "suspected" should be banned from use by Journalists, they tend to spoil the point of giving information by using them wrongly and willy nily without giving a damn about the context that they would creat and at the end the article becomes crappy......typical example is this article

  • Hugh - 2012-02-14 13:14 "A survey conducted among 1,500 schoolchildren in the Soweto township, a quarter of all the boys interviewed said that 'jackrolling', a term for gang rape, was fun.More than 25% of South African men questioned in a survey admitted to raping someone; of those, nearly half said they had raped more than one person, according to a new study conducted by the Medical Research Council (MRC).It is estimated that 500,000 rapes are committed annually in South Africa.A 2010 study led by the government-funded Medical Research Foundation says that in Gauteng province, home to South Africa's most populous city of Johannesburg, more than 37 percent of men said they had raped a woman. Nearly 7 percent of the 487 men surveyed said they had participated in a gang rape." A proud heritage indeed, and this is what we want to build a nation with?

      Riaad - 2012-02-14 14:03

      Incredible! Thanks for that quote Hugh. I had no idea the problem was as bad as that.

      Hugh - 2012-02-14 14:08

      The thumbs down prove the averages. Well done

      Brigitte - 2012-02-14 15:57

      this country is screwed in more ways than one.

      Marion - 2012-02-14 15:59

      Shocking stats Hugh. What blew my mind a good few years back was a survey that revealed a high percentage of schoolgirls in Soweto apparently didn't think they had the right to say 'no' to any guy who wanted to have sex with them.

  • Willie - 2012-02-14 13:14

    Rape should hang you can not take what does not belong to you. The quiker we have the legal system working against crimminals the better. The system allows criminals to get away with murder.

  • Shirley - 2012-02-14 13:23

    Rape of lesbians,rape of children,rape of elderly,rape of men-its a daily headline in any given newspaper in South Africa!!! Somewhere as a society/species/culture/nation-whatever-we are FAILING! I think people have to go back to basics by instilling moral values to children from a young age at home,make it part of the syllabis from grade 1 to 12 in different levels teaching children to respect their bodies,the bodies of others and life!A rapist doesnt manifest this behaviour over night,there are signs long before he/she goes that far. Parents,teachers,leaders must all learn to be aware of these signs and at the end of the day the foundation lies with parents.Too many children grow up unsupervised and it is acceptable in certain cultures for males to feel they are entiteld to have sex. We have to find common ground and our morallity before its too late. Its not someone elses problem-its all of ours!

      Charmaine - 2012-02-14 13:31

      I suggest to the government to Sjambokk, cane the backside of these rapists or cut off their penis, this will send the message to future rapists. Support me in this by emailing the I have done so already. Be Blessed.

      Shirley - 2012-02-14 13:46

      Charmaine I agree but we have to try and create morallity in society so that it doesnt get to rape. If one looks at our rape stats compared to other countries-there is something SERIOUSLY wrong.By the time they have commited the deed there is no rehabilitation so its castration and lifetime incarseration!

      Gerhard - 2012-02-14 14:10

      Since 1994 South Africa has turned into a nation of murderers and rapists.

  • Charmaine - 2012-02-14 13:27

    The government should implement the law of Skambokking, canning these rapists or cut of their penis. This could happen to anyone.

  • Keelvol - 2012-02-14 13:31

    Nothing new. These animals break, rape and steal.

  • Snoopsy - 2012-02-14 13:39

    Grate his penis on a grindstone!

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  • ErikMagnetoMaier - 2012-02-14 14:04

    This guy deserves a long drop and a sudden stop- nothing less.

  • the_gob - 2012-02-14 14:16

    This has now become a daily occurrence, such is the sad reality of modern day South Africa. As a expatriate living here, it shocking to belive how terrible the situation has become. I don't believe it has anything to do with culture, I believe its peoples mindsets. Don't know of a culture that brings up people to think that rape is acceptable. The fact that our politicians don't bother to publicly denounce this is a testament that this government doesn't care what happens to the citizens and residents of this beautiful country. But as a solution to South Africa's rape epidemic (yes epidemic), send all rape convicts to Zimbabwean prisons, I tell you, spend a night in any Zimbabwean police cell, later on, a prison and you'll know why I say this. Jokes aside, WE NEED THE GOVERNMENT to stand up and lead a real fight against this disease.

  • Morwa - 2012-02-14 14:34

    In instances like this what do you do beat the living lights out of the perpetrator which you will be faced by the wrath of the Law, the very same law that is appearing to be reluctant when they have to deal with these issues. what does one really do please someone tell me because this is just too much we others have families and we worry about the our and the SA community's safety...?

      Keabetswe Prince Mathabathe - 2012-02-14 14:59

      u knw what I also hav a sista who's 13yrs old, if it ws her I wld beat de sh*t out of dat rapist untill he dies with my own bare hands & I think its abt time dey bring bck de death penalty.

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