Raped granny, 94, begged attacker to stop

2012-07-30 09:52

Durban - A 94-year-old great-grandmother has told how she begged a man to stop raping her and how he just put his hand over her mouth.

The Daily News reported that relatives of the woman were outraged as her attacker was a convict who had recently been released due to a presidential pardon.

The grandmother, who is partially deaf, was raped in front of two of her grandchildren.

“He had no compassion. I cried, begging him to stop, asking him why he was killing me, but he just put his hand over my mouth,” she said.

She said she thought she was going to die.

She was recovering at a relative’s house where she was said to remain indoors a lot.

A suspect had been arrested and had appeared in court.

  • Wimpie.Haefele - 2012-07-30 10:12

    Speechless, were are we heading if this is starting to be the norm.

      Grant - 2012-07-30 10:47

      If I heard that the murderer or rapist of somebody close to me was RELEASED without serving proper punishment, I truly believe that I would be willing to throw my life away to seek vengeance!! Gotta ask yourself though, if you choose to hunt the scumbag down...should it be the rapist/murderer...or the person who DELIBERATELY let him go free?? Just a question...

      GeorgeHumble - 2012-07-30 12:52

      We came to a stage that a revolt would be better than living this nightmare!

  • wayne.hardaker.3 - 2012-07-30 10:13

    Quite ironic that this animal received a presidential pardon, it's seems everyone is getting away with rape in South Africa. Disgusting!!

      arthur.hugh - 2012-07-30 10:46

      What kind of sick F rapes a granny - and what kind of sick F gives him a pardon? *shakes head*

      luke.dekoker - 2012-07-30 10:53

      He learned from the master who got away with this type of act.

      etienne.marais1 - 2012-07-30 15:16

      luke.dekoker - And who would that 'master' be ?

  • warren.carne.9 - 2012-07-30 10:15

    Two words,death penalty

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-30 11:12

      letters, but I get your point. It's time we stood up and took these incompetent ministers to court and got rid off their stupidity.

      sandy.kroukamp - 2012-07-31 10:14

      warren death penalty is to quick the bastard

  • Steven - 2012-07-30 10:16

    You get a second chance and this is what you go and do? This made my stomach turn, just plain disgusting. A friend of mine was murdered in cold blood last Thursday night in a hijacking, what are the chances that the animal that did it was also out or pardon or bail? I'm sorry to say this but this so called Democracy of yours (i'm an ex-pat) just doesn't work in Africa, well not right now. Especially on the so called rights of criminals. They have no rights! Guilty till proven innocent is the only way SA can turn the tide against this epidemic of crime. I pray they catch the, actually I hope they don't catch them, I hope they kill them in a shoot out!

  • carla.vittori3 - 2012-07-30 10:16

    Utterly disgusting!

  • delish7564 - 2012-07-30 10:16

    What a sick b@£$&ard!! No wonder the country is in this mess when the ANC "pardon" cretins like this. Why was he pardoned anyway? Oh yes, that's right, so that he will vote ANC don't hear of any other countries doing this unless they are gross miscarriages of justice. Words fail me :(

  • justin.massyn - 2012-07-30 10:18

    Mr Zume, you are a disgrace sir! May you reap the "rewards" of your ill conceived and utterly ridiculous choices and actions, and please let it be sooner than later, before you totally destroy one of the most amazing country's in the world, you pathetic imbecile.

      luke.dekoker - 2012-07-30 11:01

      the word "sir" is for someone who has dignity..the words "disgrace, pathetic & imbecile" suits shower-man zuma though.

  • mbali.motsenga - 2012-07-30 10:19

    How sick and twisted must you be to do such a horrendous deed.This man is a demon!If he did this to my grandmother i would kill him and gladly go to prison.

      dee.980 - 2012-07-30 14:29

      And I hope the grandchildren will receive help too. Their trauma must be terrible.

  • paulo.teixeira.39948 - 2012-07-30 10:20

    time for JZ to say "SOOOOORRRRRRRRRY"

      dewalds3 - 2012-07-30 10:54

      Before or after showering...?

  • wehan.victor - 2012-07-30 10:24

    Death sentence FTW!

  • narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-07-30 10:28

    The president, government and Correctional Services should be sued every single time a pardoned, paroled or bailed 'suspect' commits a crime. For once we should take a leaf from the Americans' book and start going big with class action suits. Any lawyers with balls out there??

  • lownabester - 2012-07-30 10:28

    How can we allow this to happen??? It could have been our Grandmother, only thing is mob justice. Burn him alive with a tyre and take Zuma with.

  • Donne.3 - 2012-07-30 10:28

    This is absolutely disgusting!!! Would love to get hold of this suspect.

  • godesha - 2012-07-30 10:29

    He has been arrested, will appear in court, be found guilty, sentenced to so many years in prison, receive presidential pardon and do it all over again.

  • snoopy.snoopaloop - 2012-07-30 10:30

    @ News24, stop deleting my post as we are a democratic country with FREEDOM OF SPEECH. As I've posted before. I hope the family takes Zuma to court as accessory to rape. Why does the Government continously give these criminals a second chance, knowingly putting the law abading citizens lives in danger? Why is the Government so persistent in NOT PROTECTING THE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS.. Great example: if the Government had givin the death sentence, this Granny as well as the 5 year-old girl that was attached to savagely by a previously convicted rapest, would never have been harmed.

  • eva.smith.9484 - 2012-07-30 10:32

    This is a real cold b......, how could he do such a thing. No respect for our senior citizens. Wonder what was the previous crime?????? May he rot in jail this time around.

      Freddyvdm - 2012-07-30 10:51

      Black "criminals or South African Men as how the Pro ANC media sees it.Id like to know what is wrong in the black male community ,sure you dislike us whites with a passion ,but most of the whites that are still here want to be here ,the biggest racists are sitting in AUZ,NZ,and the rest of the world,yet when you break in to our houses ,farms ,hi-jack our cars ,you feel the need not to just rob us,but you feel the need to torture ,rape and kill ,with irons ,boiling water an so on ,you devels even torture babys ,wtf is wrong with you people!"Criminals" sick sick .

  • avril.hopkins - 2012-07-30 10:40

    WTF... what a sick, demented oxygen thief.... is this one of the last memories this gran must have in her short life she has left... i want to be ill...

  • riaan.swemmer - 2012-07-30 10:41

    So this presidential pardon thing is working out great? What a dumb idea to start with.

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-07-30 10:42

    Come ANC trolls - where are all your vivas now? You pathetic bunch of cowardly bastards.

  • mholthuysen - 2012-07-30 10:42

    Savage - with a presidential pardon! It makes one sick how people in this country act - but is one surprised - our "leader" make stunning examples!

  • bullybulmer - 2012-07-30 10:44

    They should castrate the heartless bastard...then he won't be able to Rape another person!!

  • paul.vanvuuren.927 - 2012-07-30 10:47

    zipper zuma should be held accountable

  • towers86 - 2012-07-30 10:49

    Presidential pardon hey... this fool clearly didnt want to be pardoned

  • SARealist - 2012-07-30 10:52

    This animal received a presidential pardon? Surely the President must bee held accountable in a court of law for allowing the release of this barbaric savage. Surely the BUCK MUST STOP at the Prez's Door?

      mholthuysen - 2012-07-30 15:29

      Apologies SARealist - but please leave animals out - they do not act like utter and disgusting savages!

  • francie.potgieter - 2012-07-30 10:56

    "A suspect had been arrested and had appeared in court" yes and will be released again with the next presidential pardon I blame the Zuma for this poor granny heartache. I hope they sue him, not that it will bring any consolation for what she has gone through.

  • francois.vanderschyff - 2012-07-30 10:56

    Dan kla hulle as mens reg en geregtigheid in eie hande neem, Geagte Mnr Zipper wat sou jy gemaak het as dit jou ouma was wat aan die ontvang kant was. Jy moet aangekla word saam die gemors wat dit gedoen het. Birds of a feather ...

  • fran.aphane - 2012-07-30 10:56

    This story is really disgusting and I don't wanna read it again. Yes things must be reported but I think all the print outs of this story should be taken to Jacob Zuma and be pilled up on his stoop so that he can see the real damage that he is causing our country. Mr pres you must just resign or do a better job. I mean who the hell are you to forgive a rapist and think that he won't do it again?? Maybe is because you guys have a lot in common? You are disgusting as president I don't know if you make a better husband but I doubt it.

      luke.dekoker - 2012-07-30 11:13

      What a "better husband"?? which of his many wives will ever complain? they all have it easy and they enjoy it not having him at home as he is more away on "trips" hunting for his next victim..

  • natalie.westhuizen - 2012-07-30 10:57

    Prisoners should be getting the death penalty, not presidential pardons!!

  • Gavin - 2012-07-30 11:00

    zuma's gifts to the nation come with a hefty price tag. please vote this piece of $hit out. there's no doubt in my mind that every rapist is inspired by the ANC's leadership style.

  • somikazi.pita - 2012-07-30 11:03


  • lazarus.mgolozeli - 2012-07-30 11:03

    Im not suprised because Zuma is no different to this devil.

  • francois.crous.54 - 2012-07-30 11:05

    now jacob zuma lets the raping to his released cronies, surely he needs to accept responsibility for this?? if it wasnt for him this animal would still be behind bars, so he his directly liable in my opinion!!!

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-30 11:10

    I cannot believe the levels of savagery of these r@cist criminals in SA. Not even animals behave this way.

  • sammy.senamela - 2012-07-30 11:12

    this monster deserve to be hanged with his balls its enough

  • phiroz.khan.75 - 2012-07-30 11:13

    And you guys condemn Muslim Shariah law? Stone him to death. It will teach other potential rapists not go rape.

      Clayton Richard Delport - 2012-07-30 12:59

      I agree let's convert

      carla.vittori3 - 2012-07-30 13:25

      Problem with that idea is that with Sharia law it would be the old woman getting stoned for adultery and not the rapist.

  • sammy.senamela - 2012-07-30 11:13

    This monster deserve to be hanged with his balls enough is enough lets unite against crime, lets partition the government to prioritize our safety.

  • sam.kahts - 2012-07-30 11:14

    This guy should be put back in jail so that he can be raped by at least ten men consecutively.... no death penalty.... he should be left to rot in jail and be raped day in and day out.... an eye for an eye...

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-07-30 11:22

    Oono! Pliz this time castrate him brutaly and gauge his f***g eyes to prevent another s**t.

  • Chris Malandelwazintombi Languza - 2012-07-30 11:22

    this is cruelty at its worst, he needs his testicles choped off. even animals do not behave like this towards one another.

  • tricia.sutherland1 - 2012-07-30 11:24

    bring back the DEATH PENALTY. i know so many will disagree, but done in circumstances where the evidence is overwhelming and a person admits guilt - they should die.

  • shihungasi.khoza - 2012-07-30 11:31

    Some people dont deserve to live with normal citizens! May he rot in jail

  • riette.mckenzie - 2012-07-30 11:38


  • aphiwe.bulo - 2012-07-30 11:43

    Presidential pardon for being a menace to society? surrounding yourselves with them suddenly earns him respect. Rha! Why when someone is accused of committing a crime there's always an excuse for them not going to jail? I see jail as a pit stop before you able to pay policemen to destroy evidence/ collect bail moneY. Whod say no to free food and drink and education at the expense of tax payers. The justice system is corrupt

  • mzwa.chilliza - 2012-07-30 12:29

    It's all because of leaders abusing power,Presidential pardon!what the f'''\k is that for?I wish it was the politian's mother that got raped.maybe the rules of the country would've been changed.

  • mzwa.chilliza - 2012-07-30 12:29

    It's all because of leaders abusing power,Presidential pardon!what the f'''\k is that for?I wish it was the politian's mother that got raped.maybe the rules of the country would've been changed.

  • mzwa.chilliza - 2012-07-30 12:29

    It's all because of leaders abusing power,Presidential pardon!what the f'''\k is that for?I wish it was the politian's mother that got raped.maybe the rules of the country would've been changed.

  • eyesears.handsfeet - 2012-07-30 12:39

    What a sick asty9(&^^. I wish I wish! The f5@7 will get it's day in HELL AND the BASTARDS that let him go as well!!!!

  • Yvonne Conradie Martin - 2012-07-30 12:58

    They don't have the balls to attack people their own age, size and weight because they know they will be whipped. They need to prey on old defenseless people. COWARDS!!!

  • JANINEJACOBS41 - 2012-07-30 13:02


  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-30 13:02

    Our criminals are just as sick as our government. How sad to see yet another outrageous attack like this. Unfortunately, it will just become another statistic in our very sick and dying SA.