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Man found naked, beaten after robbery

2012-10-01 10:47

Bloemfontein - A Harrismith man was attacked by seven men who assaulted him, robbed him and left him stark naked in a field near his home over the weekend.

Richard Dovey, 37, had to be taken to hospital after the ordeal but was not seriously injured, reported Volksblad.

His girlfriend, Melanie Krouse, said friends had dropped Dovey off at the farm gate where the two of them were renting a house.

A minibus taxi stopped behind him and seven men got out, yelling at Dovey: “Hey you, come here, we are going to kill you!”

Four of the men picked him up by his legs and arms and threw him repeatedly into the air. They kicked and punched him and also hit him on the head with an object.

They took his clothes, cellphone and wallet. People passing by found him and took him to hospital.

Krouse said she would go to the police to make a statement on Dovey’s behalf.
 

Comments
  • JHLR73 - 2012-10-01 11:23

    Now please tell me Mr Minister, why would normal criminals torture a person of another race before they only wanted to take the cellphone and wallet? Are you still saying we do not not have a problem in SA except normal crime??

      aniken.vader.31 - 2012-10-01 11:26

      still think it is racially-motivated.

      Jaap - 2012-10-01 11:29

      JHLR, I agree with you but "Normal criminals" they are for sure not normal and nothing can justify their savage behaviour. They are holding South Africans hostage with their inhuman and savage acts.

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-10-01 11:36

    Next time white racists get hold of some black guy and do this kind of thing to him I'll get some pleasure out of it, guilt free. What does around comes around. Watch out!

      koo.doyle - 2012-10-01 11:45

      What a nasty thing to say. So you'll get pleasure if some whites hurt a black man, because he deserves it because other black men did this to a white guy? WTF is wrong with you???

      abram.spamers - 2012-10-01 12:10

      What an incredibly foolish thing to say. P.S. your Facebook profile is linked to this and the company you work for is listed. People have been fired for much less.

      bouncing.betty.33 - 2012-10-01 12:35

      and there you have the typical, "bonehead" mentality that will run this country far far far into the abyss!

      esme.collins1 - 2012-10-01 14:54

      I do not have to agree with your comment John but to abram.spamers, it may be foolish but what happened to freedom of speech embedded in our constitution and therefor what does it have to do with his employer? People are entitled to an opinion which is normally controversial in politics and religion!

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-10-01 11:43

    Bloody parasites, hope they get caught soon and face the wrath of the law, that is if there is a law that will not set them free on Bail to do it again.

      butch.poulter - 2012-10-01 11:50

      Wrath of who's law. South Africas? Sorry, no vote of confidence from me.

  • talana.malherbe - 2012-10-01 11:58

    I say again, the criminal element (irrespective or race or colour) do these things because they can! They know law and order is a joke in SA!

  • fredster.mania.5 - 2012-10-01 12:05

    Sick

  • tshepiso.mooketsi.7 - 2012-10-01 12:13

    its nt abt race,this incidents happen everyday in townships,it is just a normal crime

      beki.khumalo - 2012-10-01 12:36

      Exactly Tshepiso, but these people have become such 'victims' logic doesn't apply to them anymore! Every weekend throughout the townships and shacks of SA people are victimised by criminals in this manner, some raped and killed. You would cry if we were to tell you the gruesome crime stories that occur in the impoverished parts of this country. Or is it fine to you when it's 'black on black' crime? It should never happen to you? These evil acts should never happen to ANYONE black or white. Condemn crime like all South Africans and don't racialise it, maybe then your plight will be taken seriously.

      david.vanas - 2012-10-01 12:40

      Tshepiso, please get realistic. Normal crime?? Shows you how screwed-up we are, to even consider this "normal"!!!

  • zelda.dickson - 2012-10-01 12:23

    Hope they roll their taxi and end up 6 feet under. Who needs that rubbish on the fact of the earth.

  • KholoFaith Monareng Ka Duma - 2012-10-01 12:30

    @John Peter Steyn: You're just an angry man with lots of bitterness.Deal with your emotions and stop inciting violence.We need less of your type in society.It is ignorant of you to assume that every black person finds joy in such violent&criminal acts.Think about it:you're only doing yourself harm by having so much anger within you-such trigger heart attacks

  • beki.khumalo - 2012-10-01 12:37

    Exactly Tshepiso, but these people have become such 'victims' logic doesn't apply to them anymore! Every weekend throughout the townships and shacks of SA people are victimised by criminals in this manner, some raped and killed. You would cry if we were to tell you the gruesome crime stories that occur in the impoverished parts of this country. Or is it fine to you when it's 'black on black' crime? It should never happen to you? These evil acts should never happen to ANYONE black or white. Condemn crime like all South Africans and don't racialise it, maybe then your plight will be taken seriously.

  • danie.dewaal - 2012-10-01 12:45

    This level of violence just seems out of proportion to the potential gain for the criminals. Hopefully Dovey recovers soon and can shed more light on why thsi has happened.

  • gieljam.gomtor - 2012-10-01 12:46

    BUSH MENTALITY

  • bouncing.betty.33 - 2012-10-01 12:46

    Crime is crime, stop dragging it into a race crime and making our country look like a bunch of psycho racists. Are you telling me that black people don't do this to black people, or white people to white or asians to asians, and then a variety of the bunch doing it to another one? Unless you have the KKK lynching a black person or the AWB dragging someone behind their bakkie then use your brain and stop jumping on the band waggon every 5 min!

  • gavin786 - 2012-10-01 12:57

    SICKENING! The TOKOLOSHE has been summoned - one by one he will find all seven of them!

  • travis.w.morris - 2012-10-01 14:19

    Savages is what they are. Infuriates me beyond control. Hate crime for sure.

  • Mike Peach - 2012-10-01 14:25

    Hehehe i have never heard of a normal crime,that chirp shows absolute africanism.

  • Mike Peach - 2012-10-01 14:35

    Ok you clever okes im gatvol of your idiocy.How many systems are there in this country to remove whites,now lets look at the wars black factions and tribes had before the whites came here and turned you okes into millionares so naturally the world assumes that you okes like killing so what happens in townships will remain that way because its YOUR culture or lack thereof.Whites value life so what right do you okes have to kill us,do you understand,oh and 7 against 1,you cowards,low lives.

      sifisobrian.mncube - 2012-10-01 16:39

      @ Mike i think u are in the wrong counrty go back to Austrailia

  • Mike Peach - 2012-10-01 14:36

    Did he get the number plate?

  • Mike Peach - 2012-10-01 14:38

    I hope that taxi headons another one....savages.

      sifisobrian.mncube - 2012-10-01 16:36

      what abt the innocent lives @ Mike

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