Premier condemns man's gang-rape

2013-02-17 10:09

Mahikeng - Rape has reached alarming and unacceptable levels, North West Premier Thandi Modise said on Saturday.

"Real men need to stand up to be counted against sexual violence which cuts across race, gender and class," she said.

She was condemning an incident in which a man was gang-raped allegedly by six men in Mooinooi near Rustenburg.

The 33-year-old man reported the incident to police on Friday after he was taken to a hospital.

Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said the man was hitchhiking from work in Rustenburg to his home in Kroondal on Thursday when a white Toyota Hillux bakkie with six men stopped to offer him a lift.

"Allegations... state that the driver of the vehicle passed Kroondal and did not stop for the victim," said Ngubane.

"It is further alleged that the suspects demanded the victim's wallet with intentions to rob him and it was empty."

They drove to a nearby bush, drugged him and covered his head with a plastic bag before raping him.

They then left him in the bush. No arrests were made.

Modise appealed to members of the community who could have witnessed the incident to come forward with information that might assist police in their investigations.

  • mapepaki - 2013-02-17 10:22

    This is a terrible crime, that poor young man. I hope the DNA samples will catch the b@stards

      francois.smith.7 - 2013-02-17 11:04

      Premier Modise, you are playing for the media. One rape is enough for it to "reach alarming and unacceptable levels". Why were you silent on almost every other rape? Do you really think that someone will do this in front of an audience to have witnesses? Maybe there is a bit of sanity in the ANC when the got rid of you from the top 6, if I remember correctly. Small wonder your province is in such dire straits, if you cannot even properly deal with something like this, but use it as a public platform for yourself.

      sean - 2013-02-17 13:19

      Kinda reminds me of that warped Belgium film "Calvaire"(2004).You wouldn't think such sadistic thinking and activity where men rape other men would still be taking place in civilized society.Usually you think it's hillbilly/out in the woods/backward parts of society that does things like that.If you check up on this place Mooinooi then reports are that some weird s**t sexually goes on in that part of the country.

      george.frangs - 2013-02-20 07:30

      Sean,that movie was messed up.

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2013-02-17 10:30

    To condemn any kind of gang rape isn't enough, examples should be set. For perpetrators.

  • ryan.raubenheimer.9 - 2013-02-17 10:35

    Before people begin claiming that more attention will be given to this instance because of the gender of the victim, please understand that that is not true. Rape is a violent, despicable crime, regardless of the gender of either the victim or the perpetrator, and justice should be dealt accordingly in any case where rape is involved. I support taking a far more harsh stand against rapists, because, as the article phrased it, "rape has reached alarming and unacceptable levels." Something needs to be done. As a democracy, it is the nation's responsibility to urge the government to take more drastic measures.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-02-17 23:26

      "regardless of the gender of either the victim or the perpetrator"? Yeah, Ryan, gotta stop all those women who rape. Happens all the time.

  • Shamzewaduhaha - 2013-02-17 10:42

    They will have to kill me first. I will fight like I fought that crocodile. That's what ISLAM advocates.

      raymond.mcnelly - 2013-02-17 11:23

      Yea sure. Islam also advocates rape! So there you hypocrite.

      lownabester - 2013-02-17 11:31

      1 man against six???? Are you kidding. What was he suppose to do?? Islam also say you can beat your wife, have more than one, please dont drag religion in here.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-02-17 10:49

    Condemning is easy. How about action?.

      mapepaki - 2013-02-17 15:55

      The publics hands are pretty well tied but put to a vote, death to the rapist will be the order of the day. One can be almost certain that a rapist has raped more than once.

  • bonganiemmanuel.mazibuko - 2013-02-17 10:51

    nonsense maan, end of the world

  • rollingstone.kanyane - 2013-02-17 10:51

    Modise we are tired of ur nonsense coming out of your mouth condeming what for isnt that u n ur ANC are not intending to bring back the death penalty for these rapists nxaa talking s hit

  • Tello Moleko - 2013-02-17 10:58

    i think rapists nd murders are sending strong message that our justice system is very week eg KZN and NW are heaven for rapists nd murders

  • Kalibanache - 2013-02-17 11:02

    Unacceptable levels ???? What is an acceptable level of rape???

      koos.meyer.52 - 2013-02-17 13:42

      ANC would wax lyrical if they reduce rape from every 4 minutes to every 5 with high fives and back patting.

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2013-02-17 11:14

    The death penalty should be reinstated.This is unacceptable

  • wiebrand.herbershausen - 2013-02-17 11:18

    The rapists need to be hanged or castrated. How can they be rehabilitated? Stop talking and wondering what caused this and that - because their uncles and fathers did something and maybe they will do the same to their kids. Break the cycle - hang them before the cycle goes further!

      hasanibooysen.hlungwana - 2013-02-17 11:36

      I blame this violence to apartheid says Zuma. . . hard action can help break the circle before it goes much bigger. .

      mapepaki - 2013-02-17 15:59

      Zuma would blame anyone and anything before he takes responsibility of being out of touch with South Africa.

  • hasanibooysen.hlungwana - 2013-02-17 11:22

    Just matter of time before someone rape a Dog, or Goat.. Im not suprised because it started from the top Zuma being the example of such crime.

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2013-02-17 11:42

    The SA Rainbow Nation's favourite national sport RAPE under threat? What these elitists don't yet perceive is that their very own ways and unwritten policies to rubbish the intentions and intent of the SA Constitution and the Law in so many subversive insidious unethical and often racist ways to enforce punitive measures against large sectors of SA society are merely aggravating the mindset of the youth and then result in forms of behaviour such as RAPE, irrational violence, low self esteem and macho 'culturally backed' omnipotent but false senses of entitlement in many more ways than anyone will ever fathom out. SA Youth out of control, misguided but propelled down the wrong path BY THE RULING REGIME & IT'S RACIST ELITIST PARTY. They have not learned the lessons of neighbouring nations that pushed themselves into abject poverty with civil wars topping 25-30 years and the results from that where for example rule was usurped by foreign minorities above the dumbed down irrational stupidity of the entitled youth. Zim ragtag warvet youth used & abused. Similar in Moçambique. DRC (Congo) unbridled loss of humanity & chaos. Angolan average poverty levels! The stats on youth & child led families indicate that the chance for a normal young society has been ignored & lost by the current SA ruling regime forever and they have no clue as to how to embrace & nurture society back on track again EXCEPT to topple democratic values of merit & install rather tribal traditional dictators

  • thabo.lucaspule - 2013-02-17 11:53

    bcoz in SA DEATH PENALTY is not allowed let this busted be castrated REAL MAN DNT RAPE

  • nick.kuhlenthal - 2013-02-17 11:56

    So, we all say something must be done... Any suggestions?

  • ANASKA - 2013-02-17 12:01


  • Tello Moleko - 2013-02-17 12:29

    @Hlugwana,it already happened many times and it now turned to the rape and murder of elderly irrespective of race,it hurt me very bad coz those are people who supposed to be free frm any crime

  • simon.delmont - 2013-02-17 12:33

    Best wishes too you, be strong and know is wasn't your fault...

  • rollingstone.kanyane - 2013-02-17 12:50

    The rulling party must be held accountable for the death,rape,continued killing of women,elderly,kids on daily basis because there is no effective deterent for killers and rapists and they continue telling lies nxaa what is the fuss in hanging a rapist whats wrong with that what are people benefiting from keeping rapists in jail dmt

  • rink.hals.1 - 2013-02-17 13:02

    So there's a level where rape is acceptable?

  • sean - 2013-02-17 13:19

    Kinda reminds me of that warped Belgium film "Calvaire"(2004).You wouldn't think such sadistic thinking and activity where men rape other men would still be taking place in civilized society.Usually you think it's hillbilly/out in the woods/backward parts of society that does things like that.If you check up on this place Mooinooi then reports are that some weird s**t sexually goes on in that part of the country.

  • Sbusisomdl - 2013-02-17 13:26

    Of course, condemn. Thats all we ever do.

  • koos.meyer.52 - 2013-02-17 13:40

    ANC's proudest moment, creating the Rape Capital of the world. We need to learn from India and pass the death penalty for rapists, and muderers too. Third World Conutry need Third World Justice.

      gary.guy.507 - 2013-02-17 15:33

      Exaclty. We are a third world country with a 1st world constitution. A 1st world constitution only works when there are already certain levels and basics in a country... where the norm of behaviour is decency, respect, abiding of law and the norm of the state is competency of service delivery and competency in law and criminal justice.

      visser.jooste - 2013-02-17 18:47

      Third world country? More like banana republic, if we can get people to pick them and the bananas don't get stolen!

  • bongani.mahlangu.923724 - 2013-02-17 13:41

    Lona wona mhlolo a man was gang raped. Indoda igagadlela enye indoda. Sis

  • abel.mawelewele - 2013-02-17 13:46

    Lefaseng goboima,no one is safe in our country.dats a shame nd the death penalty mst come.

  • Michael Hawthorne - 2013-02-17 14:29


  • amando.salazar.9 - 2013-02-17 14:30

    instead of "condemning it" and making more hot air with endless talking. Maybe MAYBE they should actually start thinking of doing something about rapists? teach them a lesson when they get caught? I duno maybe death penalty? teach them a lesson?

  • amando.salazar.9 - 2013-02-17 14:35

    im actually really surprised that they haven't said the high level of rape is due to Apartheid.

      mapepaki - 2013-02-17 16:04

      Well HE more or less did, when HE said the high crime rate and violence was due to apartheid

  • marcel.okafor - 2013-02-17 15:17

    When are we going to be on the protective side instead of reactive side? Our government should do more to protect the innocent citizen from all these heinous crimes.

  • noluthando.mabena.10 - 2013-02-17 15:45

    i just think the world is coming 2 an end .we cant trust or go 2 anybody 4 help nowadayz its sicl

  • elkita.robbertse.96 - 2013-02-17 16:58

    The anc condemns every little thing.Or should i say every crime.?And that is the last we hear from any crime.Rather shutup.You make your own name gat and all can see how sleg you anc is.

  • chikomborero.dumba - 2013-02-17 18:05

    sick society

  • ira.r.phoenix - 2013-02-17 18:50

    I'm the only person I know who dressed for black friday..

      nnyana.madumo - 2013-02-17 19:04

      I did. And about another 40 women at work did. I drove through jhb cbd and saw about a hundred students standing on empire road with placards encouraging drivers to hoot if they are against rape.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-02-17 23:30

      I did, and so did the vast majority of the women (and many men) in the small town in which I live.

  • visser.jooste - 2013-02-17 19:03

    What would constitute acceptable levels for rape? I feel that even one rape is unacceptable. Only the death penalty would deter rapists and murderers. 'Condemning' them has no effect we need action. More and more people of all races are asking for the death penalty to be reinstated. It is time that the ANC acknowledge this and reinstate the death penalty.

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2013-02-17 23:40

    That's all you will ever hear from these government officials. As if criminals and rapists are gonna stop because somebody condemns their actions....The law in SAfrica is a joke to all criminals. ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!!!! Do something about it, stop F***ing talking about it!

  • dan.moore.12532 - 2013-02-18 03:25

    WTF is wrong with SA? Men only get gang raped by prisoners in America, considered a violent nation. There is so much savage violence in Africa I still can't believe some of the stories I read, women raped and gutted WTF is wrong in SA? Oh that's right you have a president whom is a rapist

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