Man gets life for 'R1 rapes'

2012-07-19 13:27

Johannesburg - A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a child, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Thursday.

Xolani Mbatha was sentenced by the Ulundi Regional Court on Tuesday, for raping an 8-year-old girl repeatedly between July 2010 and March 2011, Colonel Jay Naicker said.

Mbatha was arrested in June 2011. He gave the girl one rand each time he raped her.

"Xolani threatened to harm the victim if she reported the violations, but the victim later did the right thing and reported the rape."

  • Greg - 2012-07-19 13:34

    Finally, a sentence that seems almost palatable...

      ann.murray.9279 - 2012-07-19 13:40

      He is an excuse for a human being - hopefully he will not be released on some darn auspicious occasion which seems to occur every now and so often ... Sit and do hard time you nasty piece of work!

      carla.vittori3 - 2012-07-19 13:53

      Lets just hope he serves his full sentence. Although I am a little upset that life in SA only means 25 years and not for the full duration of his natural life.

      Squeegee - 2012-07-19 13:57

      Yes Carla, but it does mean 25 years of marriage to Pappa.

      Rob - 2012-07-19 14:07

      @carla.vittori3 - I think it has to do with the fact that life expectancy in South Africa is only 50 years. Based on average he should be dead 7 years before he gets out

      klippies.coke.7 - 2012-07-19 14:17

      Yes Greg, almost...

      carla.vittori3 - 2012-07-19 15:16

      @Rob - you're basing that on being outside of the prison system. Inside they get treated to 3 meals a day, exercise and free healthcare at taxpayers' expense.

  • siann.heidgen - 2012-07-19 13:34

    Papa wag vir jou!!!!!

      farmfreund - 2012-07-19 13:39

      He is papa

  • anita.sardieelton - 2012-07-19 13:36

    this son of a bitch must rot in jail and rot in hell! So pleased with the sentence although death sentence would have been more appropriate but maybe too quick!

  • msendi - 2012-07-19 13:45

    For raping an 8-year-old girl repeatedly between July 2010 and March 2011 and no one noticed anything… I think he is very small down there… Sick bastard…

  • natascha.morton.7 - 2012-07-19 13:46

    I'll give any prisoner R1 for each time they rape him in prison.

  • lorrainesuh - 2012-07-19 13:53

    8yr old raped repeatedly, but surely the parent would easily notice the child had been raped the first time it happened. i have an 8yr old daugher surely i would notice. Castrate the Bastard.

  • naas.prinsloo - 2012-07-19 13:58

    Off with this head

      crazyjourno - 2012-07-19 14:01

      LOL, which head!! hahaha Second That!

  • terrence.zulu.9 - 2012-07-19 14:02

    don't consider parole 4 penny giver.let him rot in jail.hope they screw him aswell

  • Gavin - 2012-07-19 14:04

    he must forfeit his life for hurting a child. I hope he gets his rectum stretched for free in prison.

  • Siphiwo - 2012-07-19 14:19

    Fitting punishment. He must rot in jail. What kind of a man are you?...raping an 8 year old repeatedly? This is hell. Where were the parents? For such a long time, they cannot detect this? I am left flabagarsted here. Both parents must account as well. Parents need to protect their kids, routine checks at school / home and around. No parents can, we are not living in a sick world.

  • LanfearM - 2012-07-19 14:23

    Fitting punishment more or less. They should actually castrate men like him as well.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-07-19 15:38

      Hanging by their nuts will be fitting punishment

  • richard.zanner - 2012-07-19 14:23

    I hope he gets to live a very long time and that his inmates spend many R1 coins on him.

      ken.rowe.509 - 2012-07-19 15:15

      I think the thumbs down came from another scumbag racist.Track his computer.

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-19 14:28

    Hope you rot there pig.

  • dianne.neyt - 2012-07-19 14:40

    Worthless oxygen thief...he should be hanged by the neck until dead, dead, DEAD!

  • john.moodley.7 - 2012-07-19 14:58

    Take a shipment of vasline you gonna need it. Pay for your sins.

  • Tumelo - 2012-07-19 15:04

    His not a human but a bully animal.he deserve hang pan.nx

  • candice.ridgway - 2012-07-19 15:08

    He should be getting life for sure what a monster...but what about baby michaels parents who beat him until he was brain damaged over a good couple of years until he died they get 10 years. I dont understand

  • barend.wasserman - 2012-07-19 16:28

    Another sick criminal!!! Hang this barbaric swine!!

  • chet.dreyer - 2012-07-19 20:58

    They must cut it off !

  • Jose Pereira - 2012-07-20 07:04

    And then there are idiotic parents who get 10 years for abusing and murdering their child. Seems as if murder is not as bad as rape in this country. This idiot got hat he deserved, but they should look at the sentencing structures. Not making sense all round.

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