Man rapes woman after proposal spurned

2012-12-03 20:08

Johannesburg - A man was sentenced to eight years in jail for raping a student at the University of Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Monday.

Muziwandile Moses Zungu, 26, was found guilty and sentenced by the Ngwelezane Regional Court on Friday, Captain Thulani Zwane said.

On 28 February last year, the 19-year-old woman was at her university residence when Zungu approached her.

"[Zungu] proposed love to her. She refused his proposal and the accused dragged her to the bedroom where she was raped," said Zwane.

  • avremel.niselow - 2012-12-03 20:13

    Only 8 years? What's next, community service for murder?

  • aroka.murombe - 2012-12-03 20:14

    8 years say u are joking

      priscilla.matsepane - 2012-12-03 20:32

      he must rot in jail.

  • tumisang.kolobe - 2012-12-03 20:18

    We need African solutions for African problems, Zimbabwe has the lowest crime rate yet the people are poor, Botswana the same, I say An eye for an eye, If you kill you should be killed, if you rape then castrated, if you steal we chop your hand…..this European court system is not working for African problems, lets see if this wont reduce crime

      chris.buchner.12 - 2012-12-03 20:35

      Ummmm if I am not mistaken it is the ANC that took away the death sentence along with the punishment system which allowed beatings to offenders like thieves assaults etc... So maybe you should say the ANC should stop being bi.tches and start worrying about us people like you and me and not houses for their family! - 2012-12-03 21:14

      Agree with Chris here. The Euro system worked well until the death sentence was taken out of the equation. I agree with your statement of an eye for an eye basically. But having public servants (should i say serpents) manipulating the courts for their own good and letting the rest of us die is the big injustice.

      mtowodzwa - 2012-12-03 21:49

      About the crime rate in Zim, I might agree to some degree, but about poverty, I refuse to agree. Maybe you need to define what you term poverty and it should depend on the setup you are dealing with. Consider the standard of leaving, in terms of housing, some of the settlements u get in SA, we last had those during as temporary shelter for poeple who hd been displaced by the war in the 70s, you will never see a corrugated sheet toilet in Zim, you will never see a person who depend on social grant in Zim, you will never see a learner passing with a mere 30%, u will never see a person whose car, whose house has bn reposessed by a bank BUT when you go there, you will see a hard working person trying to make ends meet. A true Zimbabwean will sweat to put food on the table, cry babies are everywhere so don't generalise issues, don't change the topic, talk about what you know. In my culture, you are considered wise until you open your mouth. FOOD FOR THOUGHT: in the SADC region, for the past 10 years, Zimbabweans are ranked number 1 in terms of money expenditure in SA. Where is the money coming from if they are poor?

      salee.sithwell - 2012-12-03 22:03

      Zimbabwe does not do any of the things that you propose. They have courts there. Have you not heard?

      salee.sithwell - 2012-12-03 22:04

      Chris. The ANC did not take away the death sentence. The constitutional court did. So, the ANC must go against the constitutional court? Is that it? S vs Makwanyane. Helloooo?

      khumbudzo.budeli - 2012-12-03 23:14

      I bet this person who is busy praising Zimbabwe with crap is another Zimbabwian who is stuck here in SA, cos watever crap he is on about doesn't exist there

  • Papiki Hlahane - 2012-12-03 20:20

    R I D I C U L O U S,really we are living in hell.

  • phoofolo.lebohang - 2012-12-03 20:24

    8 yrs enyane...

  • sam.ntshangase - 2012-12-03 20:39

    Both of you, your parents sent you for particular purpose to study , why messing your future

      jman.maluleke - 2012-12-03 21:14

      @sam, the message is very clear, she refused his proposal and as a result she was raped so I fail to understand when you say all of them are messing their future maybe you can explain. You must get the facts of the article before commenting bro, not an insult at all.

  • - 2012-12-03 21:12

    Wow ... 8 years ... stop the presses! Bloody crazy sentence. Look at the USA, much more evolved than us. Rape gets you 35 to 50 years there

  • ben.lombaard - 2012-12-03 21:31

    Eish.. It would have been harsher punishment, had they revoked his library card... Bring back both corporal and capital punishment.. For us to restore respect towards the law...!

  • dragonfire47 - 2012-12-03 21:35

    savage, cut it off

  • avremel.niselow - 2012-12-03 21:55

    Mtowodoza, if you were right South Africans would be fleeing to Zimbabwe not the other way around.

      mtowodzwa - 2012-12-03 22:12

      Sorry maybe I over reacted, during the apartheid era, how many South Africans crossed into Zimbabwe, was it because they were poor, I BEG TO DIFFER! They crossed on humanitarian grounds. Things change brother, yesteryear it was from SA to Zim, now it's the reverse. It's because of the circumstances. We help each other, that's the true spirit of ubuntu.

  • Benjamin - 2012-12-03 22:06

    What a chop. 8 years seems lenient but it's enough time..... they will sort him out in prison.

  • ian.robertreid - 2012-12-03 22:26


  • CathleenThompson - 2012-12-03 22:54

    Seriously, this needs a life sentence, way too easy, out in 4 or less? All rapes should have mandatory life without parole sentence.

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2012-12-04 00:24

    What culture still spawns this sense of ownership and entitlement? Do we not live in a free and democratic society with equal rights for all? How does a 26 year old, ahem, man still believe in this day and age that his attentions cannot be refused? Where is the impulse control? Where is the sanity?

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