Man guilty of raping, killing gran, 92

2012-09-05 09:38

Pretoria - A KwaMhlanga man was found guilty by the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday of raping and murdering his 92-year-old grandmother.

Sipho Oupa Kubeka, 38, admitted that he had raped and strangled his grandmother, Konzaphi Elizabeth Kubeka, at her home near Buhlebuzile in KwaMhlanga in September last year.

The elderly woman was found dead in her bedroom. A post-mortem showed she had been sexually assaulted and had died of strangulation.

Kubeka testified he had a good relationship with his grandmother and had at times stayed with her.

When Judge Selby Baqwa asked him why he committed the crime, Kubeka shrugged and said he did not know what went on in his mind.


He said he was "showing some remorse" and asked his family to forgive him for what he did. He told the court he had no formal schooling and had worked as a potato hawker and part-time mechanic at the time.

In a written plea explanation, Kubeka said he had entered his grandmother's home through an unlocked kitchen door and found her sleeping on the floor.

"I then woke up the deceased and strangled her. I put her on top of the bed and raped her. After raping her I put a blanket on her and left," he said.

"I don't know why I have committed these offences... I know what I did was wrong. I regret my action and I am truly sorry about what I have done."

Kubeka's aunt Anna Sibiya said the family did not accept his apology as he had never shown any remorse or apologised to them. She testified that she had seen Kubeka running away from the house and had called him back to go inside with her. He was present when she found the body, but he did not say anything about what had happened.

Baqwa would sentence Kubeka on Wednesday.

  • Randomhero6661 - 2012-09-05 09:44

    cull these type of people so we can live in peace.

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-09-05 09:59

      YES!!! What sick **** rapes his Grandmother??? And kills her!

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-05 10:46

      The guy was probably high on TIK or something, since he can't remember why he did it. Sick man, lock him up and throw away the key anyway.

      Jason - 2012-09-05 10:51

      Just kill it, simple.

      husaberg.twostroke - 2012-09-30 19:34

      Once again barbaric disgusting behaviour from a black savage. Who in his right mind wants to hurt an older person.

  • themba.mkhize.5494 - 2012-09-05 09:44

    only Malema can help eradicate all this immorality

      ally.oh.7 - 2012-09-05 09:50

      Malema can only help himself to others' money; he certainly can't help other people be honest or moral or be civilised or do the right thing.

      desertratbkf - 2012-09-05 10:07

      If you had one more brain cell you would bark!

      klippies.coke.7 - 2012-09-05 10:12

      Malema knows nothing about morality. He uses his own people. He tells them what they want to hear, but it is all so that he can get into power. When will you people learn?

      Eterni80 - 2012-09-05 10:20

      yeh right by raping SA to death like your other hero mugarbage ?????? crawl back under your rock you piece of garbage.

      Klaus - 2012-09-05 10:26

      temba a typical product of involuntary incest, now the norm in RSA

      juan.prinsloo.750 - 2012-09-05 10:27

      Themba you need a moral person to eradicate immorality. Try someone else maybe?

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-05 10:46

      How Themba? By having parties at his house and eating sushi off naked young girls?

      cathy.cawoodrutledge - 2012-09-06 07:24

      C R A P! Malema is only self interested.

      Denise Liebenberg - 2013-12-28 03:02

      Oh pleeeez! What planet do you come from? Only moral people can help to eradicate immorality! Malema is a liar of the first order and incites people to violence! And in any case, raping and killing an old woman is not just an issue of morality, it is cruelty and violence, wickedness of the first order!

  • ally.oh.7 - 2012-09-05 09:48

    Well, let's just hang him ... and tell him "we don't know why we're doing it". That way he will never have the opportunity to offend again, either criminally or society's sense of morals and ethics.

  • koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-05 09:49


  • Hemlock - 2012-09-05 09:51

    Filthy sub-human piece of cr*p. Cut his genitals off and rope him up so he can watch himself bleed to death!!! RIP Granny.

  • desertratbkf - 2012-09-05 09:54

    Savagery! Not quiet there yet!

  • rohin.jadin - 2012-09-05 09:59

    there's so many wrongs here. Firstly he killed his own grandmother. Then he raped her. Then by my understanding, he raped her after he had killed her, so he's a necrophiliac as well. this guys is obviously not well mentally. Lock him up in solitary confinement for the rest of his natural life.

      desertratbkf - 2012-09-05 10:09

      What at the taxpayers money? Natural life? There's nothing natural about this savage. Castrate him with a blunt knife, and hang the vermin!!!!!!!

      abrammothibedi.abram - 2012-09-05 10:14

      he is very well he just had 2much nyaope that day,kwamhlanga is a heaven of this drug.

  • Nhlanhla Zondi - 2012-09-05 10:11

    Some people are nt worth of being called humans, how on earth can you force yourself to another human being let alone your own grandmother? Its people like these that deserves a death penalty

      Havokreeka - 2012-09-05 10:31


      Denise Liebenberg - 2013-12-28 03:05

      I absolutely agree with you Nhlanla! Well said!

  • Eterni80 - 2012-09-05 10:20

    rapists should be taken out back and shot.

  • zama.gausi - 2012-09-05 10:23

    Very sad!!! RIP Granny

  • TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-09-05 10:25

    wow how DUMB can you be? his own choice made him do it! duuuuuh.

      Havokreeka - 2012-09-05 10:32

      Yup, it doesn't take an education to know rape and murder is wrong.

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-09-05 10:31

    Please, somebody, tell me again why we don't have a death penalty when we're dealing with people - and I use the term guardedly - who are no better than barbarians?

  • nicolaas.geldenhuys - 2012-09-05 10:46

    We're dealing with one sick son of a bitch!

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-09-05 10:55

    Sweet baby Jesus! Raw evil, these kinds of depraved freaks should be put down post haste

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-09-05 11:00

    Genetically wired. Totally devoid of any human feeling! Mutants do exist! Hope his grandma haunts him for the rest of his miserable existence!

  • motlokwa.mphasha - 2012-09-05 11:10

    as our blood-fought democracy drive people more into sin,such offences should be condemned. such ANIMALS don't deserve to live. KILL THAT THING

  • motlokwa.mphasha - 2012-09-05 11:11


  • charles.gregory.7906 - 2012-09-05 11:47

    He should do the only thing that is left he should hang himself so we don't have to suport him in prison

  • scholesss - 2012-09-05 11:53

    maybe its time that south africa...should introduce..hang death penalt like in islamic countries...maybe...rate of crimes will decrease. i'm tired of these demonic the hell can yu rape in this world were there are so many ladies...that yu can propose....

  • chris.holloway.5 - 2012-09-05 11:56

    African problems...wonder what the African solutions are??

  • Quantronium - 2012-09-05 12:05

    92 , bloody scavenger needs to be put down

  • kumba.bamenda - 2012-09-05 12:56

    People always talk about Nigerians being bad, To me South Africans are the worst humans on earth, They are worst than Animals, Raping Babies, Raping Grannies, average 53 murder a day, Building hijacking etc, where in the world do u get this kind of crimes on a daily basis, Nigeria is a heaven compare to south africa with regard to crime

      Denise Liebenberg - 2013-12-28 03:10

      Ya tink?

  • sanet.redgard1 - 2012-09-05 13:26

    He showed no compassion for his gran so why show him compassion with the sentancing, cut his **** off and leave him to rot in jail!!! The only remorse he has is that he got cought, nor for the act itself. The fact that he did not have formal schooling does not excuse what he did

  • cathy.cawoodrutledge - 2012-09-06 07:24

    and next week our president lets him out of jail so that he can do it again! His people should decide his fate not the government!

  • jock.vanwyk1 - 2012-09-12 19:35

    is it just a sick man or a sick society?

  • Marie - 2013-12-28 09:45

    The's sub humane monster ""!and all baby rapist ! killers of children By raping them and dispose of them as garbage !" ,raping grannies"" It is on ; Ewery day in South Africa ;; Should be hanged !shoot ! gave it to mob justice! !!!! No humane rights For them No jail sentence (on tax payer 's) money Since 20 year of freedom And democracy It 's Much better living"""!!!!!!!!! So sAy our Leader!!!!!! Much better Living for whom??? e

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