Nurse in court for raping patient

2013-02-06 11:30

Johannesburg - A nurse accused of raping a dying, paralysed cancer patient in the National Hospital in Bloemfontein in October 2011 appeared in the Free State High Court on Tuesday.

The patient, Magda Lombard, aged 51 at the time of the crime, died in the Bloemfontein Medi Clinic a month afterwards, Beeld reported on Wednesday.

According to the deceased woman's sworn statement, read out in court by investigating officer Arlene Snyman, the accused, Michael Moema, 33, came into her room with another nurse, Janette Kgoame, and sexually assaulted her.

Kgoame allegedly helped Moema position Lombard to allow him to penetrate her, and later placed a hand over her mouth, to prevent her from making a noise.

"The woman told me to be quiet," Lombard said in her statement, which was given to police Captain Francois Laux two days after the attack.

At the time of the assault, she had been paralysed from the waist down for over a year.

She told Laux that although she could not physically feel the sexual assault, she could see what was happening, and identified Moema from a number of photographs shown to her.

At the time, Kgoame refused to make a statement, and said she would testify for Moema.

The trial continues.

  • johan.syffert - 2013-02-06 11:38

    OMG this is sick sick sick! How can we live with perverts like these in our society! Even in our hospitals! People like these need to be taken out back and shot.

      sean.carbutt.9 - 2013-02-06 12:34

      Agreed. If this hasppened to my wife or any member of my family, i would torture and kill this scumbag and be prepared to go to jail afterwards. Nothing justifies this rape, nothing

      Flippncool - 2013-02-06 12:47

      Two bullets needed, that's all.

      gideon.walt - 2013-02-06 12:55

      One bullet, one prawn

  • vandeventer.sarel - 2013-02-06 11:42

    Sick animals!!!!

      jackie.m.dickson - 2013-02-06 12:54

      Sorry....not animals. That kind of thing never happens in the animal kingdom. Purely mad made evil.

  • Pete7930 - 2013-02-06 12:08

    Tie him up and feed him to an army of red ants. May he die a terribly painful and slow death.

  • andre.vandeventer.16 - 2013-02-06 12:15

    This is sick and utterly despicable. There aren't words to describe this lowly act. Animals are not this lowly!

      Shauneez Isaacs - 2013-02-06 12:27

      this is a disgrace we as women's should help one another not let such things happen 2 us, and truly 2 get rape in hospital i don't know what 2 say i'm truly shock we not safe in this world

  • jenny.nair.7 - 2013-02-06 12:23

    What about this jeanette, send her to prison, so she can be raped over and over till she is bed ridden for live,or better still kill the bastards, easy way out.

  • kallie.joubert.7 - 2013-02-06 12:33

    Kill Him!!

  • nicky.tyrrell - 2013-02-06 12:36

    You know you have scraped the very bottom of the barrel of life to do such a disgusting despicable thing. The woman who helped instigate the rape needs to be jailed for life along with the rapist. They must be ill both of them, no sane person would carry out such an act, surely!

  • lungelo.yili - 2013-02-06 12:39

    CUT OFF HIS DI!K...donate her to step-cell research or some rebel group for sexual entertainment

  • aubrey.christie - 2013-02-06 12:40

    I do not believe there are words in the english language dictionary to adequately discribe this piece of snot. Why o why is there no more death sentence.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Jean2301 - 2013-02-06 12:47

    he deserves nothing short of being tortured

  • kelly.asalde - 2013-02-06 12:47

    This is absolutely disgusting. Words fail me!

  • Wonderkind - 2013-02-06 13:45

    Fu#k you tshepo. I guess if you were in that position you would do the same

      criticallyhonest - 2013-02-06 14:37

      I wonder how many people in SA have been conceived in similar circumstances. Seriously, is that a sobering thought or what? Maybe tshepo?

  • chris.fourie - 2013-02-06 14:58

    If found guilty, they should be slaughtered like diseased animals, hung in public to be further disembowelled and torn apart by vultures and other wild animals! This was the dignity they afforded the defenceless human being, out of pure kindness the same should be afforded to them! May God bless our wonderful and lawless democracy and all its inhabitants both human and animal!

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