Margate man admits to rape and murder

2013-06-25 23:15

Pietermaritzburg - A Margate man admitted in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday that he suffocated a seven-year-old girl while raping her.

Bulelani Jula, 23, pleaded guilty to raping and murdering the girl on 11 June this year, as well as raping a woman last month.

Acting Judge Thoba Poya-Dlwati convicted him of two rapes and the murder.

Jula will be sentenced on Wednesday.

In a statement read out on his behalf, Jula he said he saw the girl and two other younger ones playing.

"I gave them some vetkoek and lured the seven-year-old into a forest," he said in the statement.

"I ordered her to undress, but she started to cry. I grabbed her throat to stifle her cries.

"I raped her and when I finished I saw she was no longer breathing. It led me to conclude that she was dead and [I] fled."

Jula also admitted that he followed a woman home on a rainy day and raped her. He fled when he heard her husband arrive home.

Jula said he had been drinking before the crimes, but was not drunk and his faculties were not impaired.

  • WildCatSal - 2013-06-25 23:33

    You SICK FILTHY man.. We obviously DON'T have the death penalty, but I wish for you to thrown in jail for life and I hope you suffer the worst kind of "prison punishment" by other shady inmates! Take lots of fish oil with you.. Maybe someone could do us all a favour and drown your sorry ass in a filthy toilet! You are a BAD excuse for a human :(

  • Fezeka Judy Mkhetshana - 2013-06-26 00:11

    This sick bastard deserves a slow painful death!

  • Rita Barnard - 2013-06-26 01:55

    Now I demand to know from News24 WHY they put a pic of a white girl and a white perp next to an article about a BLACK man raping a BLACK child. This is called psy-ops. You are deliberately creating a FALSE PERCEPTION in people's minds. What filthy low tactics.

      Lionel De Frontignac - 2013-06-26 04:57

      It's not: it's pc-ness. See those security gate ads, where a woman is being chased by a criminal? Same thing. And to those of you who think that this sort of thing is exclusive to blacks? Think again. SA males of all colors are the worst when it comes to treating women and children with respect.

  • Siyabulela Papi Rengqe - 2013-06-26 02:28


  • Kim Caron Sussman - 2013-06-26 03:02

    Hope the men in jail, give him justice. They hate guys and women that kill kids

  • Thomas Wonder - 2013-06-26 04:07

    He deserves a death penalty.

      Helen Shevchuk - 2013-06-26 09:14

      Totally agree!! Such monsters are not human therefore don't deserve to talk about their "human rights"! Kill the bastard!

  • Gya - 2013-06-26 04:42

    South African jails should be the most comfortable in the world; Free DSTV, parties, 4 meals a day....,etc. You have got idiots who don't mind being jailed. Folks, lets take away all these "privileges"; give one meal in 2 days. You will notice a difference in crime levels

      Lionel De Frontignac - 2013-06-26 04:59

      Whilst I do not believe the death sentence is a deterrent, guys like this should be marooned on a desert island, and not be a burden on the taxpayer. One of life's ironies: we pay taxes to nail creatures like this, and then we pay more to keep them fed.

  • Deborah Shilenge - 2013-06-26 05:18

    Dies not even ashamed to give details

      Helen Shevchuk - 2013-06-26 09:12

      Sounds like he has no regrets... most probably never will...

  • Ismail Laher - 2013-06-26 07:35

    Hang em high!Now we have to support such monsters in jail for the rest of their lives.

  • Hendrick Mokwale - 2013-06-26 07:48

    South Africans mut b amongst the most populated nations in Hell,or smthing along those lines...

  • Moshoeshoe Setlhodi - 2013-06-26 07:53

    the bustard deserve 2 b custrated n left like dat without any medication as he abandend da poor child 2 death

  • DjBas - 2013-06-26 08:32

    You see what kind of person the cANCer produces these days!

  • Trino Pillay - 2013-06-26 08:35

    Death sentence is needed for such animals in society! No parole and no "rehabilitation"

      Helen Shevchuk - 2013-06-26 09:09

      @Trino, don't insult animals by comparing this monster to them. Animals don't do what this little excuse for a human did!

  • Al Loots - 2013-06-26 08:49

    Bring the rope, bring the van. We have some dragging to do.

  • Candice Tieman - 2013-06-26 09:17

    Since we all know Death Penalty is not likely to come back, i say if you take someones live thy should take your privileges away. Just like all off us out here have to work to put food on the table they should work to get a meal.

      Johan Steyn - 2013-06-26 11:53

      I agree 100% with you Candice.

  • HASANIMA - 2013-06-26 12:55

    Am sure you dont expect any mercy from anybody, including God.There is no word in the dictionary that befits the cruelity you meted out to your victims.You are fortunate that you are still going to be fed by the tax payers whilst you are in jail.

  • Arlene Prince - 2013-06-26 13:04

    I hope you get passed around in jail like a christmas pudding and that when they are done with you are riddeled with Aids,and when you are taking your ARV's that comes from our tax money your throat closes up and you choke to death slowly with more pain then you could have ever imagined.

  • Mokgadi Motau - 2013-06-26 14:18

    Again i ask...why is he still alive?

  • Romsang Mary Bobore Marasha - 2013-07-01 13:47

    we're sick and tired of this only death penalt is suitable for u and it wil be an example to the whole nation.

  • Robert Sheasby - 2013-11-06 12:18

    Hope you get gang raped in prison and cant walk for a week!

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