Rapists get life for 'evil savagery'

2011-11-30 22:37

Pretoria - An ex-inmate and his friend, who raped a Baviaanspoort prison warder, were jailed for life by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday.

Their victim, a tiny blonde warder, raised her fist and shouted in victory after sentence was passed.

Former Baviaanspoort prisoner Johannes Modise Monama, 24, and Marebele Edward Sebetsho, 31, raped her in her house inside the Baviaanspoort prison complex in 2008.

They took turns raping her watched by her hysterical 4-year-old daughter, who refused to leave her mother's side.

Judge Bert Bam sentenced them to a further 20 years' imprisonment for breaking into their victim's home and robbing her of jewellery and cash.

They were still wearing her jewellery when they were caught near the prison later that day.

The sentence automatically runs concurrently with the life sentence.

Bam described rape as a repulsive crime which struck at the core of the womanhood and dignity of a victim.

The warder suffered injuries to her neck, wrists and body and spent a week in hospital.

After three years, she still being treated by a psychiatrist and a psychologist.

There was no doubt that the presence of her young daughter had worsened the extent of her humiliation and added to her trauma, he said.

'Evil savagery'

The men had shown an absolute brutal disregard for her dignity and privacy and had acted with evil savagery.

Earlier this year, Bam rejected Monama's claims that he and the victim were in a relationship and had "consensual sex".

The judge found that there was no reason to deviate from the maximum prescribed sentence.

The victim's family cheered in court and had to be silenced when the two were sentenced.

The warder told reporters afterwards she would not give up her civil claim against the department of correctional services. It will proceed in the high court next week.

She had not been back to work since the incident and has since moved to Middelburg to be near her parents. Her daughter has since started school there.

"I've been on sick leave the whole time and I am still under treatment. It's something that will always stay with you," she said.

  • felican - 2011-12-01 06:28

    Being raped is something that 'haunts' you deep within your very inner being (whether male or femal It is something that never goes away from the archives of your mind. Rapists? Should be lobotomized, demasculated, neutered, castrated and 'penis-liszed' -and all inmates of goals should be givien 'blue stone' which takes away any sexual urges as well. Rape is just a POWER TRIP of penetration...performed by the least powerful....

      Mabel - 2011-12-01 07:36

      You say it so well.

      Hans - 2011-12-01 07:40

      Rapists are cowards.They raped her in front of her 4 yr old daughter!! Can you imagine how she will grow up hating men.They scarred her for life as well.

      Serena - 2011-12-01 13:07

      I'm sure it's only trolls that could give you the thimbs down!!!!

      Glenn - 2011-12-01 13:10

      I cant belive that there are 2 sisk idiots that gave you a thumbs down, maybe if they had kids who fell victim to this type of evil they would think twice before they dissaproved of your comment

  • TheWatcher - 2011-12-01 07:10

    I'm glad they are being put away for the maximum sentence. I hope your counselling is going well and i hope that little girl went for counselling as well. Poor little thing had to watch her mother being assaulted. The brutality of the animals in this country makes me sick.

  • Cristina - 2011-12-01 07:28

    Thank you for giving those ANIMALS LIFE behind bars where they belong!!!!! My heart goes out to her poor baby girl (and mother), who had to witness this cruel act. I'm so sick of the behaviour of MANY in this country!!

      Garth - 2011-12-01 07:41

      Not `animals' Cristina, human beings. Only when human beings stop distancing themselves from innate human behaviour, by blaming it on the animal in all of us, shall we begin to punish our criminals properly. Life in prison(which they shall not do, not in this country) is not enough. Felican, above, has the right ideas - remove their abilities to ever commit a crime of the same type ever again. Murder - death; Rape - amputation; Child rape - cut up and fed to pigs.

  • Snoopsy - 2011-12-01 07:32

    Good on you Lady.. Take every step necessary to seek justice!!! May you find the inner strength to continue life.. For the Rapists: I hope you get raped, and that you will be so deformed that no human will ever want to be related to you. May you be beaten to a pulp and sufficate in your own blood, While being raped! Justice for all Rape Victims!!!!!!!!!!

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  • pokum - 2011-12-01 07:36

    I wish that all rape cases could be tried like this one was. I wonder if her daughter is recieving therapy, it must have been terribly traumatic for her as well

  • Mabel - 2011-12-01 07:36

    The judge is to be commended for giving appropriate sentences to these barbarians. It is beyond my understanding how these rapist so savagely take away so much from a man or woman and usually think it a big fat joke. There is no description in the English dictionary that describes this kind of human being.

      Fanie - 2011-12-01 07:46

      not as appropriate as I would like it to be -castration and lobotomy-but this the max she can do .........and it creates a president for future rulings in rape cases

  • Fanie - 2011-12-01 07:41

    good ruling judge

  • Marius - 2011-12-01 07:49

    Why should me and you pay with our hard-earned taxes to feed these inhumans? We should either hang them or let them do hard labour to earn their stay.

  • mamtad - 2011-12-01 07:50

    simplest form of law: eliminate the problem. if you steal, the hand gets cut. if you rape, the penis gets cut. if you end the life of an innocent, your life should end too. The biggest mistake that was ever made in this country that has largely led it to this pityful state was the removal of the death penalty. had the death penalty still been implemented, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that this country would be a million times more peaceful. It's so sad that this is such a beautiful country yet such a damned one.

  • Greg - 2011-12-01 08:36

    I still think a life sentence is not enough!! These men should be made to experience what this poor women went through 100 times over!!

      Ann - 2011-12-02 09:29

      Greg, with a bit of karma, these guys might end up suffering a similar fate in prison. Bastards.

  • Fredster69 - 2011-12-01 08:43

    A good judgement, but life plus life, hey what do they loose.? Death penalty for this please!!!

  • Julie - 2011-12-01 09:38

    Good people - please, PLEASE NEVER insult animals by refering to rapists and other filth as "ANIMALS," for animals never 'rape' out of lust, only copulate to breed; never rape their own young, never kill just for fun, never commit treason, never vandalise their territory, etc, etc, etc. These are all actions by what I call third-grade species of sub-humanity" who - by rights - should be punished by doing to them what they do to their victims. In other words, back to the Old Testament laws of "a tooth for a tooth and an eye for an eye."

      Ernest Debrew - 2014-03-13 17:15

      Most animals protect their offspring as well as their family. Others such as snakes don't. Those pedophiles, sex offenders, murderers, and supporters of sick crimes are MONSTERS, not animals. MONSTERS

  • Anisha - 2011-12-01 12:28

    I hope and pray for her sake and for the sake of other females that they remain in prison for the rest of their lives. Criminals are always set free long before they serve the complete sentence.

  • Angela - 2011-12-07 13:30

    They are many prositutes along the street , these rapists have not seen them , we blaming the government for not taking effective measure regarding this issue.

  • Ernest Debrew - 2014-03-13 17:12

    If the people of the law gives these losers freedom or even a lighter sentence, then they are guilty in my eyes too. I am glad that those sex offenders did not attack the girl too. But, they pretty much messed the girl up mentally. This world is corrupted.

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