Rape-accused teen in parents' custody

2012-04-26 10:54

Johannesburg - The case against a teenager accused of raping an 8-year-old girl and gouging out her left eye in Gingindlovu was postponed to May 25, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Thursday.

The case was heard in the Gingindlovu Periodical Court on Wednesday, Captain Thulani Zwane said.

The 15-year-old was released into the custody of his parents, and the case would be moved to the Ntunzini Magistrate's Court for his next appearance.

The girl was dragged into a sugarcane field, near her home, and raped on Monday. She had been walking home from school at the time.

"He gouged her left eye out of the socket, and tried but failed with the right eye, which was left swollen shut. She was bleeding profusely from both eyes," Zwane said on Wednesday.

Gran called the cops

Her attacker also bit her in the neck.

"The... victim could barely walk, but managed to drag herself into the yard in front of her house before collapsing."

The boy's grandmother called the police to arrest him when he was accused of the crime, the Witness newspaper reported on Thursday.

The woman cannot be named to protect the identity of the child suspect.

She said her grandson had been accused of raping another girl on the same day, and she reprimanded him for it.

“We did not reprimand him the second time because we feared he would run away like he did when the first [victim's] family came to our house,” she told the publication.

“We called the police."

The victim was taken to Ngwelezane Hospital where she is in a serious but stable condition.

  • rbphiri - 2012-04-26 11:00

    If that was my son I would kick his rear end. and gladly tell the police they can keep him in the cells.

      JohhnyBGood - 2012-04-26 11:07

      "She said her grandson had been accused of raping another girl on the same day, and she reprimanded him for it." So she knowingly did nothing after a rape (the first one)? She should've called the cops then. She is just as quilty. *Shakes head in disgust *

      Keighley-Ann - 2012-04-26 11:16

      Where were his parents when he raped this 8 year old girl? If they weren't there before what's stopping him from doing it again?!? We have such a pathetic and unreliable justice really makes me sick to see that a rapist can just commit the crime and walk free...what about the poor little girl's future...she has now go through counselling, mental and physical challenges - where's the god damn justice South Africa?!?

      Bryan - 2012-04-26 11:20

      Tried to gouge her eyes out knowing that she would be able to recognize him after the fact!! This dirty little scumbag should be in jail.., he is clearly a danger to society and no amount of excuses can hide his guilt!! In my opinion, his parents have absolutely no control over him whatsoever..., releasing him into their custody is no more than a free invitation for the liitle pig to continue his barbaric antics! Oh what I would give for a justice system that punished the evil in our society instead of worrying about their rights!!!!!

      Tuco - 2012-04-26 11:42

      @RPhiri if it was my daughter News24 would be adding to this article the fact that the girls father tore the boy into bits and pieces and left them on his granny's door step.

      Gustav - 2012-04-26 11:50

      WTF is wrong with the people of this country? Teenagers who rape and parents who reprimand them when it comes to light... Something, somewhere is very very wrong.

      Mattewis - 2012-04-26 12:03

      That is just the problem, RPhiri! There is no criminal procedure for minors in this country! The perfect crime is the one committed by a minor! This is a violent piece of scum, and deserves to be removed from society permanently! Here is hoping he and his grandmother both can get a bit of "Diepsloot Justice" at the hands of the community! If he were my son, I'd also let the police keep him in the cells for his own safety!

      rbphiri - 2012-04-26 12:07

      Hahaha Tuco, @ Mattewis my criminal procedure for minors is a good moerse cl@p and an a$$ whipping. Minors are out of control due to all the rights and laws protecting their sadistic rear ends.

  • Michaele - 2012-04-26 11:01

    Two rapes and .... reprimanded .... now in parent custody .... 3rd rape to happen soon .... sick

      shelley.swart - 2012-04-26 11:05

      You are so right, it is sickening!

      rbphiri - 2012-04-26 11:18

      By placing him in the custody of his parents, they merely conveying the message that it is ok to rape. Our butthole judicial system drastically needs a facelift, cause the judicial system I'm looking at is really disgusting! They shouldve sent his ass to jail, so he can get raped too. Bastards like this don't deserve to see the light of day. Such behaviour is foundation for the making of a serial rapist and killer, curb the problem now before it moves beyond it's embryonic stages.

      Omo - 2012-04-26 11:35

      He should have been sent to juvenile detention.SA's justice system leaves me in tears.If SA can't punish the boy ,they should send him it to west Africa.Up north rapist don't get the luxury of a jail instead they get a used tire ,parafin ,matches and a scorching hot send off.

      Shanelle - 2012-04-26 12:46

      He will probably rape the granny next, watch out gogo!!

      Nirosha - 2012-04-26 14:34

      This is just plain sick. His presence in the community will just be a torment for the little girl. Totally sucks.

  • alex.vorster1 - 2012-04-26 11:03

    little savage

  • shelley.swart - 2012-04-26 11:05

    It is sick, he should be locked away for good. Im sorry but I think they need to start bringing the death penalty back... If it is 100% proof that he did it, he does not deserve to be alive. Since when did our society teach minors to be rapists!

      Jabu - 2012-04-26 11:19

      Society is decaying day by day, i wonder who will save us from this, its a disgraced, i support in bringing back the dath penalty but then again it wont happen bcos our gov dont listen to the people, they do only when they want our votes.....sad......

  • Piet - 2012-04-26 11:05

    I recall an incident where the kid was released in his fathers custody, while the father was out on bail for armed robbery.......

      Rofhiwa - 2012-04-26 11:07

      oh, so the whole family is F#c#d up!

  • jomardl - 2012-04-26 11:06

    wtf - this kid needs to be locked up now - he's insane.

      Irene - 2012-04-26 15:20

      Fully agree with you. Anyone who thinks that evil spirits are talking to them is mentally deranged.

  • Rofhiwa - 2012-04-26 11:06

    i feel sorry for the Parents who gave birth to this creature!

  • Martin - 2012-04-26 11:08

    just finish him with a brick

  • Richard - 2012-04-26 11:09

    Well done to the Grandmother for doing the right thing. What was the point of still trying to blind her. They went to the same school and same church and the families knew each other so did he think she would not be able to identify him if she is blind.

  • Bronwyn - 2012-04-26 11:11

    Yeah until this savage hacks his parents to death, rapes more children!! Hopefully the members of the community will find out his identity and take him out!

  • Donovan De Swardt - 2012-04-26 11:11

    let me see if i got this right, he rapes a girl (under parents custody) gets reprimanded by parents, because thats not serious enough to involve the police. he runs away for being reprimanded and rapes another girl and gouges her eye out, and now the parents call the police, only for him to be handed back to the parents who couldnt stop the second rape knowing they had raised a rapist to start with( evidence for this in the 1st rape)? maybe crime does pay? everyones doing it.....

      Riëtte - 2012-04-26 11:36

      What is more shocking is that he was actually allowed out of custody givent he fact that he raped two girls in one day. and they refer to him as the child suspect. he's no child, he raped, was reprimanded (assuming this means beaten), from which he should have learned that rape is wrong and still he goes and rapes another girl? No mercy should be shown, he knew it was wrong and did it again!

  • Lelani - 2012-04-26 11:11

    Wtf is happening to our society!? So many stories of kids raping these days!!

      Klipkop - 2012-04-26 12:34

      Porn, drugs etc.

  • Ferdie Van Der Merwe - 2012-04-26 11:12

    Why on earth is the little s@#t not behind bars??!! Bring him to me, I will sort him out!

  • Antipoaching - 2012-04-26 11:13

    He better be tried as an adult, he clearly has criminal capacity and lots of it!

  • Noluntu - 2012-04-26 11:17

    Parents custody?!! Are u kidding me?!!! Was expecting to read that he got his balls removed!!

  • Colin - 2012-04-26 11:17

    gouge out his eye and give him to the family of the rape victim to do with as they please. we dont need little bastard like this running around.

  • Mart - 2012-04-26 11:19

    It is unacceptable that this mutant has been released. I don't care that he is 15 years old....his alleged crime is heinous and deserves capital punishment. This world cannot afford to protect those that transgress society's laws and is currently one of man's great weaknesses, the inability to divest itself of blatently unfit humans that is allowing evil to triumph over good. There are many many more 15 year old people who although fit are disadvantaged and it is these people who should be benefitting from the attention this 'vark' is now going to get. Quite illogical that man continues to flush good things down the toilet, whilst trying to 'fix' those that hsve regressed to such an extent that they are an unwanted burden on society.

  • cecelia123 - 2012-04-26 11:21

    It seems that there is a bit of a double standard being practised here. The kids that gang raped a girl gets locked up in jail and tried as adults, and this little savage that raped and tried to murder is released into the parents custody? Not that I condone any of the actions that took place. I feel that the justice system needs to have a hard set of rules when dealing with youth delinquents, especially when committing “grown-up” crimes.

      Marion - 2012-04-26 11:26

      They should have sent this boy for mental evaluation instead of releasing him into the custody of his parents.

  • samiya.khalpe - 2012-04-26 11:21

    2 horrific abominable incidents this week and still no word from the powers that be!!!! we need a 360% change of our justice system and the sentences laid down must be harsh to deter these abhorrent acts that are becoming a norm

  • Dhavandran - 2012-04-26 11:26

    i don't believe the parents that this was a second time only. cos he must be a repeat rapist and because they failed to punish him they called the cops.he knew what he was doing and further to the rape he gouged her one eye and failed with the other.he must be tried as an adult because 16 is the age where you can decide who you want in govt. so if he is near to being 16yrs old ,try him as an adult and let it be a lesson to other teens who are guilty of similar offences. this animal has no regard for the dignity of human life. now lets hear the lawyers for human rights defend the victim, normally they are vociferous for the rights of criminals in custody but silent on the rights of the victims of these criminals.

      Marion - 2012-04-26 11:36

      @Dhavandran - hopefully 16-year-olds are not voting, although anything is possible when foreigners with false id's get to vote.

  • nishaatf - 2012-04-26 11:27

    Why let him out , he was old enough to do what he did ,he needs to be behind bars, he raped and almost killed a girl,that could have change our world ,

  • Shirley - 2012-04-26 11:27

    How do you allow this "thing" out on bail,his parents couldnt watch him the first time-what makes the courts so sure they will be able to monitor him now??

      Ferdie Van Der Merwe - 2012-04-26 11:31

      I don't think he even got bail to be honest. They say he's been released into custody. Bloody sick!!!

  • Riëtte - 2012-04-26 11:31

    If it was my son, he'd wish he rather stayed in the police cells... I am proud of the granny for calling the police, but she should have done so when the first accusation was made, maybe this little girl would have been saved this unbelievable trauma.

  • Vuyo - 2012-04-26 11:31

    DemoCRAZY at it's best . C'mon south africa . we are developing monsters through these child acts . This child committed this crime while living with the parent , what will stop him now from doing it again .

      Mart - 2012-04-26 12:08

      Agreed. The justice system is way too over-sensitive around this type of thing, they are scared to make mistakes and rather err on the side of caution. This caution is more often than not putting innocent and vulnerable people in our societies at risk.

  • Mike - 2012-04-26 11:31

    How far did government think they would get when they abolished corporal punishment? enough said.

      Mike - 2012-04-26 13:11

      thats a fair comment, they recently put the circus up near where i stay and i drove past there and theres 2 elephants chained to the trailer, so sad that gentle wild animals are shackled when $h!t like this gets to roam free and carry on raping and doing what they want because they 'under age'

  • Jean - 2012-04-26 11:32

    He should sit in jail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ferdie Van Der Merwe - 2012-04-26 11:38

    The worst part of this and everything else that's ruining our country is that it WON'T change. The fat cats in government is only focussed on how they can steal our money. I am glad I'm not going to be part of this crap any longer!

  • Bronwyn - 2012-04-26 11:45

    Amazing how our Justice system is spending all that money and recrouces to get DWANI back to SA so thaqt we can PAY for him to sit in jail for a crime he committed against a non SA citizen. Yet we allow a 15 yr old rapist to go home! leaving him to do as he pleases with LITTLE GIRLS!!!! We can't even protect our own children!!!

  • Deon - 2012-04-26 11:45

    This is sad, but granny may be next.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-04-26 11:47

    Why in his parents custody??? that was where he was when this rape was allowed to happen.

      Marion - 2012-04-26 11:53

      @ludlowdj - my understanding was that he was in his grandmother's custody at the time, not the parents. But I agree with you that releasing him into anyone's custody is unacceptable. Should have been sent for mental evaluation until the court hearing.

  • Stéfan - 2012-04-26 11:50

    Looks like rape in SA becomes a compeditive sport between teenagers and adults,we must treat the teenagers same as adults,what lesson will the teenagers learn if they are been released in parents custody..Put the 15 year with the big hard criminals in jail

      naydiabj - 2012-04-26 12:40

      How can we prevent this from happening?? I have a 12 year old son and I teach him how important respect is... what else can i do?

  • Badger - 2012-04-26 11:52

    F**king Barbarian and he is 15 ??????????????????? Lock this "FREAK" away "F.O.R.E.V.E.R" as this type of psycho will never change, NEVER !!!!

  • maundybuller - 2012-04-26 11:56

    this boy is still young! @the age of 15 doin what his doing!\r\nHe is dangerous n shud b lockd away.. imagine what h'l b doin on hs twenties n up!

  • Manu - 2012-04-26 12:06

    Everyone is blaming government or this or that and not asking the more important question, 'Why are the rapists so young?' All over the world, the phenomenon of children stealing is not uncommon. This form of petty crime by children is to be expected. But rape is a crime of violence it is very unsual for children to be committing violent crimes. And yet here we have children committing rape against other minors, and going to the point of gouging eyes out. What this tells me is that children in this society are being exposed to sex and violence at a very young age, and they don't know how to deal with this and it's messing with their heads. When I say exposed, I mean exposed to real life incidences. I have a feeling that if we were to dig up the past of this 15 year old boy or those 7 boys from last week we will discover that they have very nasty life experiences.

      Ferdie Van Der Merwe - 2012-04-26 12:20

      @Manu The government is ultimately responsible. We did not hear or see this crap with the previous government. I don't agree with anything from the apartheid era. But a surely the solution ultimately lies with the people that set out laws and regulations. That will be the government

      Manu - 2012-04-26 12:39

      Ferdie, you forget that apartheid was a rigidly managed system. It was and exercise in social engineering. The system even tried to manage people's attitudes and behaviours. Then there was a move toward a democratic system and the social engineering was relaxed. Those communities who were given the tools to be self sufficient carried on as if nothing had changed. But the vulnerable communities were severly crippled. We see examples of this all around us but it flies over many people's heads. The townships acted as satellite residency for temporary workers, usually from the rural areas. But with time these townships were inhabited by more unemployed people. Cram thousands of people into a small space, and rob them of their sense of self and you will have all kinds of crime in no time. The best that government can do is to dispand these ghettos. But where are inhabitants supposed to go? Yes, government maybe making mistakes, but people have to realise that the problems caused by SA's legacy of apartheid are monumental.

      Marion - 2012-04-26 12:41

      @Ferdie - we didn't see or hear anything under apartheid government that they didn't want us to see and hear.

      Manu - 2012-04-26 12:45

      Thank you Kensong, you clearly understand what I am talking about. Most people on these forums don't have an appreciation of what township life is like. Father, Mother, Children all in the same shack ... the next time some of you drive past those shacks just stop for a moment and think about how people live in a space less than 15 square meters.

      Liz - 2012-04-26 18:43

      Very well said Manu (and Kensong) and it is true but you won't get much support on this forum. Don't forget too that these rural kids grew up with very little semblance of family life - father's working in the cities seeing them only once a year.

  • William - 2012-04-26 12:12

    An, apple does't fall far from the tree...!!!

      Garth - 2012-04-26 12:18

      But once it has fallen it should be buried!

      William - 2012-04-26 13:43

      Early, Castration..!!!!!

      Vuyo - 2012-04-27 14:39

      not always so ,william .

  • Toofaan - 2012-04-26 12:26

    One can only hope that the little girls family mobilises the community. Mob justice for this scumbag is far more appropriate than jail.

  • dkatse - 2012-04-26 12:37

    This little horny bastard is dangerous,at the age of 15 doing tht,tjoh!! He need to be locked and throw away the key...

  • masingita.makhubela - 2012-04-26 12:40

    no bail

  • michael.a.devilliers - 2012-04-26 13:13

    Let's get the judge to read these comments - then he'll be locked up for "his own protection".

  • Arthur - 2012-04-26 13:16

    Back to his parents?! WTF! If I were his folks I wouldn't want that psycho in my house. Also, what's stopping the little freak from going out to rape and disfigure another little girl?! I hope the community gets hold of him...

  • Ferdie Van Der Merwe - 2012-04-26 13:26

    @Manu @Marion. I completely understand where you coming from and don't disagree. But if all the money taken due to corruption by the government was put together, we can easily build proper communities and housing for the majority of people. The one thing I have to agree with Malema is that poor people are being crippled and the government is sitting back and allowing it. All I'm saying is that the government is not doing much to prevent what's happening. The police let a 15 year old boy go after he brutally raped some poor girl. I mean come on. It's the government's responsibly to lick this monster up. Yet they let him go?

      Manu - 2012-04-26 14:20

      Fredie every little thing that goes wrong in the country can't be the fault of the state. Unfortunately many have adopted the attitude of using every social as a stick to be beat government. The problem with this is that it blinds people to the deeper causes of problems in society. While rape is a crime, just the volume of this crime should inform any rational person that it's cause is rooted in faulty values that are shaped by social and economic problems. Yes, you can lock people up or sentence them to death, but what's the point if the social under class keeps churning out sociopaths?

  • Schmee - 2012-04-26 13:58

    What the heck? Is that judge insane?

  • Caroline - 2012-04-26 14:15

    Give him a lethal injection and put him down - there is no fixing this demon.

  • Porshemak - 2012-04-26 14:25

    divine intervetion is needed our beloved SA ,what do you call this? poeple are putting satan in to shame, now he's jealouse and runing mad because of the competion he has now.what are crazy world we are living.

  • Nirosha - 2012-04-26 14:36

    He will run away and that will be that. The little girl needs justice.

  • marius.dumas - 2012-04-26 14:40

    No person is born to hate or rape. Every boy is born innocent and then start to learn what his parents teach him, then later in life what the world teach him. I wonder what is going on in that boys life that drive him to that kind of brutality. This is more than just a naughty child. I wonder what role his home environment, parents and possible abuse have to play in his actions. I can understand how an adult can become like that when he determines his own environment, attitudes, beliefs and lifestyle. When a child who is still being taught and shaped by his parents is on that stage of brutality. Then something around that boy is terribly wrong. I strongly doubt that he is raised in a loving and caring family environment. I hope the court will consider the boys environment to look for the real cause behind his action. I think, I doubt if a 15 year old boy can understand his own emotions or how to deal with it alone when hate and brutality is on such a level. That’s why parents should observe for abnormal behaviour in children. But in an environments where children is subjected to brutality and abuse by parents, it is also unlikely that the parents will get professional help for a child who develop abnormal behaviour. This boy needs psychological help and he needs it fast or he leave more victims behind. Putting this boy back into the custody of his parents might be a bad idea, since it seems likely that, that is where this behaviour brews.

      Du Mabaso - 2012-04-26 16:43

      u are right his mum must be a teenage mum n the boy is Probably taken care of by granny thats how it ussualy is in that area.He is a danger even to his own granny too. He deserves to be taken away from the society.

  • Karen - 2012-04-26 15:23

    Let Mrs. Bobbit sort him out and he will never rape again...Monster he should be locked up with the Molepole whatever his name is Kotze???? Thug!!!!

  • Trevor - 2012-04-26 16:35

    Lock him up until he is 18 then hang him.

  • Virginia - 2012-04-26 16:50

    The justice system is truly pathetic!!! I normally would find necklacing despicable but this time I agree with Rikesh!!!

  • Nikki Bodenstein - 2012-04-27 01:18

    He better watch himself, those communities love to set rapists houses on fire or beat them to death. Either suits me.