Mpumalanga doctor charged with 11 rapes

2011-12-09 12:13

Middelburg - A 45-year-old Mpumalanga medical doctor accused of raping 11 girls, some as young as 13, has been remanded in custody.

The doctor, who runs a surgery and a church in Middelburg, was not asked to plead when he appeared in the Middelburg magistrate's court on 11 charges of rape, three assaults with intention to cause grievous bodily harm, malicious damage to property and possession of unlicensed firearm.

He was arrested on Wednesday morning with three others after being accused of attacking three men who wouldn’t join their church.

“It is believed that the doctor and three male members of his church tried convincing three men to join his church. A fight broke, which included shooting, but no one was shot,” provincial police spokesperson Sergeant Gerald Sedibe told African Eye News Service.

Sedibe said soon after the four men were arrested, 11 girls arrived at the Middelburg police station and told police that the doctor had previously raped them.

He said doctor’s co-accused were only charged with assault with intention to cause grievous bodily harm, malicious damage to property and possession of unlicensed firearm.

The accused appeared in court on Thursday and the case was postponed to December 20 for formal bail application.

  • Craig - 2011-12-09 12:21

    sick F$##$ck .. hope he rots in hell

      Jono - 2011-12-09 12:28

      Not being funny or anything, but why am I not surprised? The stuff that goes down of late is unbelievable! Until the death penalty is not re-instated this stuff will just continue...rape him with a wooden pole and go againts the grain!

      Kala - 2011-12-09 12:32

      @Jono - I have said this before. There are more cases of rape in this country than in war torn countries. More people die here by murder in a year than those killed in Afghanistan. These kind of rape and murder statistics in a civilised country would be called genocide or crimes against humanity.

      Kenny - 2011-12-09 12:48

      He is probably a self proclaimed doctor/healer, they should check his qualification.

      Leon - 2011-12-09 12:53

      Oh come on do you believe the 11 girls just decided one day its time to talk to the police, incidentally on the same day the fight broke out. they were clearly instigated

      procold2 - 2011-12-09 12:56

      agree 100% with the death penalty issue,i just dont know what is wrong with these people and a doctor and a man of the cloth on top of it,supposed to be a person of trust.

      Lulama - 2011-12-09 13:01

      What the F.....there are sick people out there!!

      Modefan - 2011-12-09 13:02

      Its doctor Evil

  • Gareth-P - 2011-12-09 12:21

    F()*^& me this is one sick Dr/Preacher.

      Sean - 2011-12-09 12:48

      Abuse of power once again comes to mind - the troubling appendage should be chopped off and he should be allowed to live with his concience bugging him for the rest f his life. He should never be allowed to stand at any urinal again, he should sit from now on!

  • Shirley - 2011-12-09 12:21

    Sounds very strange indeed. However if these girls are being truthful then this vile so clled human being should be locked away for life,carstrated and no chance of parole.!!!

      Chris - 2011-12-09 12:32

      Yeah Shirley, the coincidence also surprises me. “...soon after the four men were arrested, 11 girls arrived at the Middelburg police station and told police that the doctor had previously raped them.” Not that I support this Dr .

      Mark - 2011-12-09 13:15

      carstrated? is that when someone drives over your testicles in order to castrate you?

  • flyswat - 2011-12-09 12:22

    I guess he's been watching TopTV??

  • Spiral - 2011-12-09 12:23

    Another one who should be lined up to have things cut off!

  • the_gob - 2011-12-09 12:24

    What is it with SA and rape? Is it a national pass time or what? The statistics are sickening. Something needs to be done urgently to stop this curse. I find it horrifying that i read an article almost everyday about a rape. Tougher measures need to be put in place for rapists. And an nationwide educational campaign against rape needs to be done. Sickening to the core. All rapists need to have their sentences doubled. Accused should be denied bail until their day in court. STOP RAPE NOW!!!

  • Janice - 2011-12-09 12:26

    Proudly South African???????????????????????

      Poloyatonki - 2011-12-09 12:37

      I feel ashamed to be Proudly South African.

  • Barefoot - 2011-12-09 12:28

    Now i've seen it all a rapist doctor/preacher that forces people to join his church while raping kids! who will top this next week

      Squeegee - 2011-12-09 13:23

      Evil people worm their way into positions of power and influence. They purposefully become child-minders, hostel masters, scout leaders, preachers and even doctors. This has nothing to do with faith or medicine. One sick individual taking advantage of others. WIll happen again and again. Not all teachers are child molesters, not all doctors are rapists and not all pastors abusers.

      stephen.pollock1 - 2011-12-09 14:54

      Totally! every week a new crime that's gobsmackingly awful. Previous week's winners have included the guy who hacked his teacher brother to death with a panga in front of the class or those sick f:&*^ks who raped the paramedic while she was treating burnt infant in her ambulance and countless others that stun you at the time but because we're all so inured just blend into some awful static that we call life in SA.

  • lebo.lathane - 2011-12-09 12:29

    Prescription drugs + communion wine = dangerous concoction. If found guilty, I hope he goes to jail and gets a taste of his own medicine...pun very much intended.

  • Poloyatonki - 2011-12-09 12:33

    End of the world is near, with evil things like this happening...

      mystae - 2011-12-09 12:55

      I don't think things like this happening is indicative of the end of the world. But, by the looks of the weather, economic troubles, wars, etc - I'd say a BIG BANG isn't far away, and pretty much needed.

  • Chimene - 2011-12-09 12:36

    He deserves death but b4 he died,he should be sent in jail so he can get raped by 50 inmates in 1hour and then kill him.

  • mmakgaboe - 2011-12-09 12:47

    I wonder if he has kids of his own!

  • Paul - 2011-12-09 12:51

    A medical doctor and a preacher a combination that makes no sense at all.

  • Zion - 2011-12-09 12:58

    The 11 girls should get some recognition for reporting this animal to the authorities. Usually children at that age are afraid and sensitive and often refuse to talk about their ordeal. Viva la femme.

  • Lynn - 2011-12-09 12:59

    Disgusting piece of trash.

  • Clementine - 2011-12-09 13:03

    Mind you....the porn channel aint gone live yet, which happens to be opposed by the very same people of the "cloth" #SMH

  • sh.fish1 - 2011-12-09 13:13

    some things happening in previously decent places are just but scary. wonder where the world is going....

      Garth - 2011-12-09 13:50

      around the sun, dodging asteroids and things . . .

  • RobertaKeeling - 2011-12-09 13:18


  • Paul - 2011-12-09 14:08

    It all starts with the leaders then filters down to the masses!!!

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