Sangoma gets life for raping teens

2013-07-11 10:53

Johannesburg - A sangoma convicted of raping two teenage girls has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Mthatha Magistrate's Court, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Thursday.

Nakhehle Dumba, 40, was sentenced on Wednesday for raping the girls, aged 14 and 15, spokesperson Luxolo Tyali said in a statement.

The girls' parents took them to Dumba for treatment, but he raped them three times and hit them with a sjambok.

"Giving their evidence in court, the girls disclosed that after their ordeal they could not walk and one of them has since had gynaecological complications," Tyali said.

The NPA welcomed the sentence.

"We strongly believe that this sentence will go a long way in showing rapists that the courts will not tolerate their actions towards women and children no matter what position they hold in society."

  • Jack Tig - 2013-07-11 10:58

    It was a healing ritual, not rape, Learn about tradition before you write an article.

      Lehlohonolo Craig Ponoane - 2013-07-11 11:04

      dont talk $h.t here .

      Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-11 11:08

      your are living in a dream world!

      Thebe Alec Motshwadira - 2013-07-11 11:16

      Zulu tradition

      Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-11 11:17

      Seems like you comment from experience then? Otherwise if you dont know what you talking about then best shut your mouth..

      Refilwe MaTshepo Precious Phillips - 2013-07-11 11:17

      Are you that ignorant? Maybe you should have been "ritualized" than will see how you feel.

      Mpumi Bokkie Khumalo - 2013-07-11 11:18

      don't talk rubbish

      Siyabonga Biyela - 2013-07-11 11:36

      Thebe, Zulu sangoma's practice in Eastern Cape? Tribalists and Racists are no different. First class moron

      Conrad Fra - 2013-07-11 11:41

      Jack Tiq the second time you said someone positive about a crime committed, what the f%#$%^ is wrong with you. Are these criminals your buddies? I think you need n big f%^$^ beat down until you are in hospital so that you will stop defending the criminals.

      Tersia Louw - 2013-07-11 11:50

      Jack Tig is a spotty-faced wannabee troll, guys; please don't feed him.

      Bri - 2013-07-11 13:33

      WOW! I can only hope that was a bad attempt at written sarcasm.

  • Leonard Hook - 2013-07-11 10:58

    Taxpayers money to be wasted on this scum of the earth, death penalty will save us alot of cash.

  • Jones Malwela Mosima - 2013-07-11 10:59

    Justice served, Baie dankie

  • Percy Dube - 2013-07-11 11:00

    Justice served

  • nicholus.nakanyane - 2013-07-11 11:06

    Some people's ding dongs should be cut off..fact

  • Flynn Govender - 2013-07-11 11:06

    All rapist must get life in prison. Well done to the judge

  • Christopher Mvalo - 2013-07-11 11:07

    Asing'anga maboza.apite basi akafele koko

  • Shawon Tiltman - 2013-07-11 11:09

    gives new meaning to throwing his bones! !!

      Thebe Alec Motshwadira - 2013-07-11 11:15


  • Erichsen Welgemoed - 2013-07-11 11:10

    Jack u are bended dude

  • Lulu Rudo Shezi - 2013-07-11 11:15

    good..ay vele sangoma's *shakes head*

  • Clinton Prins - 2013-07-11 11:15

    Effectively it means 25 years in jail, I doubt that sangoma is gonna commit any crimes in jail,so he'll be out in a couple of years maybe, depending on behaviour . . .

  • Karabo Nelzy Mokoena - 2013-07-11 11:16

    I plead for death penalty, let it bounce back with more sharper blades to slay all these blatant rapists and liquidators.

      Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-11 11:20

      thats the most sensible comment so far...

  • Mpumi Bokkie Khumalo - 2013-07-11 11:19

    I hope they do the same to you in Jail

  • Michelle Marshall - 2013-07-11 11:21

    a bullet would have been cheaper!

  • Heidie van Dyk - 2013-07-11 11:23

    Sangoma Nakhehle Dumba, 40. MONSTER

  • Thabo Samuel - 2013-07-11 11:25

    Well dond judge, de society could do with people lyk u.

      Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-11 11:29

      I dont understand your comment - firstly because it makes no sense, secondly you cannot spell..haha...society could do with people like who??

      Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-11 11:45

      Lol Karl - dis hoe n mens stutter as jy tuk...hahaha...dan weet jy hy praat tos!

      Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-11 11:50

      @ Leonard - i read "dond" as "dont" bad. LOL.."bong babalas...thats funny! you should have been a!

  • Khayakazi Mbalekwa - 2013-07-11 11:27

    wow what a cruelity what abt future of young girlz Sangoma

  • Khayakazi Mbalekwa - 2013-07-11 11:27

    wow what a cruelity what abt future of young girlz Sangoma

  • TeeJay Thokozani - 2013-07-11 11:31

    xhosa land. cud nt hav xpected nthn less than this, after all the king is on drugs.

      Siyabonga Biyela - 2013-07-11 12:17

      Broe, he raped two kids. Where he is from, or what he is is not relevant. This has nothing to do with politics of tribal fewds. Have a heart

  • Kwena Molekoa - 2013-07-11 11:32

    The mentality by some creeps that women are only there to be pricked . Check out places where mostly men converge : taxi ranks , prisons , initiation "schools" , some work places and you will hear in their talks what they take women for .

      Siyabonga Biyela - 2013-07-11 12:17


  • Nolizwi Speelman - 2013-07-11 11:35

    Our country is full of monsters...i think its high time our government brings bck death penalty!

      Heidie van Dyk - 2013-07-11 12:22

      Nolizwi, I don't think the government would bring back the death penalty they will have to kill half of the majority of South Africa. That's why Zuma declared that as a National Museum.

  • Awsomekid - 2013-07-11 11:39

    Castrate the bastard.

  • Justin Van Der Merwe - 2013-07-11 11:44

    @Julie : he means the judge.

  • ARTFUL DODGER. - 2013-07-11 11:52

    Sangomas, the epitome of EVIL.!!!!

  • Weldon Broughton - 2013-07-11 11:53

    1 criminal 1 bullet

  • Rufus Manyama - 2013-07-11 11:54

    Vumani bo!

  • Lebohang Matlabe - 2013-07-11 11:56

    They will show him what is real rape in prison 4 sho...cruel sangoma

  • Lums Zindela - 2013-07-11 11:58

    chop the thing off, that will serve justice

  • Robert Burroughs - 2013-07-11 12:04

    How long before he gets parole or JZ pardons all the existing crims to make way for the new batch?

  • Stephan Ludik - 2013-07-11 12:16

    Great, well done for putting this bastard away!!! However I don't understand the relation of the life sentence for this crime, and a mere 24 years for stabbing your own baby to death?!?!

      Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-11 12:18

      Agreed Stephan - the same goes for the man who burnt his son to death...

  • Jt Goba - 2013-07-11 12:17

    he must also be raped “28”!!

  • Teri Bosman Bekker - 2013-07-11 12:33

    What! He is sentenced for life but the bastard that killed *(stabbed) his 3 year old boy to death (coz his mother ended the relationship) gets 24 years!!???????? WTTTTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!????? Pateties - JULLE IS pateties!!!! NO wonder this country is going the way it is!

      Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-11 12:37

      Presies! go figure ne...

      Sibusiso Shabalala - 2013-07-11 16:04

      Where did you get your law degree again?

      Jimmy Mashimbye - 2013-07-12 09:58

      killers get leser sentences ,rapists get life sentences & maybe it`s not even rape we all knw hw r the girls of today•hw many people are already inside with those young girls

  • Freddie Julies - 2013-07-11 12:35

    what is going on in this country of us i think he deserves that sentence

  • Thapza Jubsta - 2013-07-11 12:45

    he must not be the only one.....every guy who rapes and found giulty must get that maximum sentence even the President....

  • ditshegobt - 2013-07-11 14:12

    Rapist got life sentence?He deserve it.

  • Marianne Tholstrup Svendsen - 2013-07-11 14:25

    Just let his fellow inmates, what he' in for and then his life won't be fun any longer. Child murder's and rapists rang the lowest in a prison.

  • Ronald Magombedze - 2013-07-11 14:32

    Was he even a genuine sangoma? Maybe someone who failed in life and thought becoming a sangoma was an easy option. Unfortunately the lives of these teenage girls will never be the same again

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