Retired couple charged with sexual abuse

2012-09-28 10:19

Secunda - A retired couple from Balfour appeared in the Secunda Magistrate's Court on 32 charges of sexual offences against children, Beeld reported on Friday.

Manie and Maria Senekal, both 71, appeared briefly in front of Magistrate Victor Ball on Thursday and denied guilt on all charges.

Marie Senekal owned the Byekorf (Beehive) Nursery School in Balfour for 23 years.

She faced two charges of sexual abuse and four of neglecting to report the crimes allegedly perpetrated by her husband against pupils at the school.

Manie, a former headmaster, faces eight charges of raping different girls and boys with an object, five charges of sexual abuse in which the genitals of boys and girls were fondled, and four charges of assault in which children were pinched and beaten.

He is also accused of forcing children to witness incidents of abuse and exposing himself to many others.

Twelve alleged victims were involved, all of whom were younger than 6 when the abuse took place.

The couple will appear in court again on November 27.

  • phillip.hoffman.7146 - 2012-09-28 10:30

    People put in places of trust who abuse that trust should have automatic life sentances and their assets confiscated and sold with the proceeds being used of the treatment of their victims.

  • Tshilidzi Wa Ha Mukhovha - 2012-09-28 10:32

    Manie and Maria Senekel are devil themselves and they must not\r\n get away with those charges. Instead of them having pleasure in their bed they where terrorizing our children.

  • zane.jacobsen - 2012-09-28 10:32

    let the young people in prison teach them a lesson

  • JManAtheoi - 2012-09-28 10:33

    Sick. If I was one of the fathers of those telling what I would do to these "people" if I got my hands on them.....

  • barry.mcbride - 2012-09-28 10:34

    Zero tolerance for those old sick freaks if found guilty.

  • frans.vanderpoll - 2012-09-28 10:36

    If there's a hell these f*ckers should burn there for eternity. To think their fathers waste his valuable sperm to create such monsters. Death to you both in the worst possible way!

      Desmond Lando Smith - 2012-09-28 10:56

      Put them in a room with the parents of the abused children ........ what they did to these innocent children is unforgivable and what the parents would do to them is unthinkable ........... I promise u that if i was one of the parents , those monsters would not die a quick death ........ and i am a father of a 5yr old and 13 yr old ...... so i do know what i am talking about

  • vivienne.lovett - 2012-09-28 10:47


  • Hemlock - 2012-09-28 10:48

    Lock these pervs up.....filthy old coffin dodgers!!!!!!

  • ilzek - 2012-09-28 10:49

    Die 2 suurstof diewe het klaar hul lewens geleef, maar die skade wat hulle daai kindertjies aangedoen het, gaan nooit weggaan nie. Time heals, but it can't undo life. Ek ken een van die slagoffertjies se ouers, en die trauma wat daai arme gesin deurmaak agv die gemors is onbeskryflik. Mnr Siek, ek hoop die pyn en vrees op daai kinders se gesiggies wat jou soveel plesier verskaf het, spook elke aand by jou en jou vrou. Mag jul nooit so gelukkig wees om aan een of ander geheue verlies siekte te ly nie. Karma ...

  • Tobie Vd Vyver - 2012-09-28 10:54

    Would be kind of nice if they get raped in jail...

  • lelanie.prinsloo - 2012-09-28 11:03

    Hang these Bastards! Better yet, let them go into the care of the public! Sick!

  • wendy.bertuolo - 2012-09-28 11:03


  • charlie.elford.5 - 2012-09-28 11:04

    Sick bastards. Hang them

  • mantothieve.missingman - 2012-09-28 11:05

    Sny die ding se ballas af as hy skuldig is

  • angela.michaels.73 - 2012-09-28 11:11

    Is there no end to the sick and depraved? God but some sections of South African society are seriously disgusting.

  • Michelle Mathews Theron - 2012-09-28 11:11

    its so sick! the kids are innocent i say give people like that the death penalty they don't deserve living among others!no excuse what so ever God will have to forgive me if that ever happens to my kiddies

  • MerryMartin - 2012-09-28 11:12

    Sick, sick, sick...

  • khumza - 2012-09-28 11:35

    THESE people purport to be the custodians of morality in SA and they are just scum.

  • Synomore - 2012-09-28 11:38

    Imagine he is a retired headmaster how many schoolkids did he raped ? For sure he didnt start now it is a old habit

      steve.gibson.146612 - 2012-09-28 12:11

      agreed Synomore, I began to wonder how many children have been abused during the period they operated and have only now been found out. Sick demented o2 thieves!!!!

  • ndou.miranda - 2012-09-28 11:52

    It is People like them who deserve mob justice, this is beyond sickness.

      ndumiso.ndlovu.752 - 2012-09-28 12:09

      some weeks back it was a woman having sex with a dog now this..surely a white thing

  • twist.cas - 2012-09-28 12:15

    Manie and Maria Senekal both 71.Marie Senekal owned the Byekorf (Beehive) Nursery School in Balfour for 23 years.C'mon, this is the third person. Who is actually involved here between Maria and Marie? Bad reporting again!

      yolande.rwaai - 2012-09-29 03:25


  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-09-28 12:30

    They will die in prison. A suitable way for these sick f#%ks to go out.

  • talana.malherbe - 2012-09-28 12:50

    This is sick! They should be sent into the community, justice will be cheap and swift! They do not deserve a fair trial, these poor children's lives will never be the same!

  • LouiseBotha1308 - 2012-09-28 13:29

    maak vrek!!!

  • di.hingley - 2012-09-28 14:03

    Omg....for the past 23 years kids would have been abused plus the f---er was a headmaster......he would have been abusing kids all the years he was a teacher and then a headmaster....this is only the tip of an enormous iceberg!!!!!

  • kingdom.ndlovu.1 - 2012-09-28 15:13

    this is a common practice among white folks..

      steve.gibson.146612 - 2012-09-28 16:04

      Kingdom ur sick for wanting to turn this into a racial issue. I am sick of the behaviour of any one who abuses any child or grandmother or for that matter any person or rapes a woman of any age. I just wish we as a society would begin to look past the colour anbd rather stand together in stamping out the abuse of ANYONE!!!!!! Please I implore you.

      kingdom.ndlovu.1 - 2012-09-28 16:57

      its sad but true ... statistics in s.a shows 35% of white folk pedophiles abuse young kids between the ages 4 to 11 , while my black brothers 65% of them rapes anything that moves, so in actual fact this stigma is a no win situation...

  • patrick.makgeledise - 2012-09-28 20:01

    Sick bastards, lock them u n throw away the key.

  • enoch.sphola - 2012-09-29 09:21

    They deserve to hang. Such an old man fondling children... Kill him!!

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