Serial rapist's mom: His kids need him

2012-06-21 19:48

Pretoria - Convicted Hammanskraal serial rapist Dudu Simelane called on his mother to testify in the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.

Simelane, 27, was representing himself after firing two Legal Aid lawyers.

His mother Trifina Simelane told the court she had been looking after her son's two children, now aged eight and nine, for several years, but had been battling since her son's arrest in 2010.

"I am a sick person and there's no-one to remain behind with the children when I am in hospital or have to go and get medicine," she said.

"It is important that he [Simelane] should be at home to take care of the children because I am sick... They did not even go to school today because I'm not there."

She said Simelane had not had a fixed income, but had given her money and helped with the children. She and the children survived on her pension and the child support grants she received.

Simelane was convicted by Judge Jody Kollapen on Thursday on 25 charges, including two of rape, three of sexual assault, five of abduction, two of extortion and five of robbery with aggravating circumstances.


Kollapen rejected Simelane's claims that the investigating officer framed him, and that he had not met any of the complainants except a young sales assistant, with whom he claimed to have had consensual sex.

The judge accepted the evidence of a series of women, who testified that Simelane had duped them into believing that he could find them jobs.

He arranged to meet the women in Pretoria, but then took them to places near Soshanguve where he robbed and usually raped or indecently assaulted them, and used their bankcards to withdraw money from their bank accounts.
In some of the cases, he extorted money from his victims' relatives while holding them hostage.

Over 40 witnesses testified for the State in the case, including Simelane's seven alleged victims.

The sales assistant testified that Simelane accompanied her to an office in Pretoria where he had set up a fake job interview.

He convinced her to accompany him on the pretext of going to buy a computer, but then dragged her into bushes near Makapanstad where he threatened her with a broken beer bottle and raped her.


He also forced her to phone her father to demand ransom money.

Later he held her captive in a house where he repeatedly raped, assaulted and threatened her with death.
He tied her up so tightly that she had no feeling in her hands for several months afterwards.

In his evidence, Simelane claimed that he and the woman had consensual sex once, and that it had been her idea to phone her father for money.

He denied ever tying her up and claimed the police who found her in the house must have done so.

He insisted that he had used a condom, said DNA evidence which linked him to her rape could not be true, and that the doctor who had confirmed her injuries was lying.

Kollapen postponed the trial to 3 August after Simelane told the court he wanted a pre-sentencing report so that he could "get counselling".

The judge said the report could be of value in the light of the seriousness of Simelane's crimes.

  • zamasishi.madlala - 2012-06-21 19:57

    Hang the sicko. Sorry mama but your spawn is of the devil.

      richard.zanner - 2012-06-21 20:00

      Agree he is bad but his kids are innocent.

      Squeegee - 2012-06-21 20:24

      Oh yes, free him. Give him a high paying government job and a medal. Let him go home and live happily ever after with his mommy and his kids. Do these people live in lalaland?

      denise.ryan.5203 - 2012-06-21 21:41

      Disinformation - another MSM PsyOps! Doesn't look like Simelane in the rape photo to me....“eye” see you…. Maybe i’m just looking “too hard”

      Irene - 2012-06-21 23:26

      Denise ~ Spot on!

  • nthabiseng.monareng - 2012-06-21 19:57

    The kids are better off without him. For their sake, let him stay in jail for a long tym.

      Eye's Cue - 2012-06-21 20:52

      Ja, I agree! What a pity he didn't think about his kids before he started on his trail of horror!!!

  • richard.zanner - 2012-06-21 20:00

    They need him like a headache.

  • donovan.hendricks.7 - 2012-06-21 20:04

    I've got news for you mommy dearest your son is gonna rot in jail!

  • Cuteandbronzed - 2012-06-21 20:04

    Firstly, when the Judge sentence's him to 20 year's in prison he to will be lying. Everybody'd lying but him, he has two children at 27 no Job and Rapes woman who have meager Jobs, how dare he ask a woman his raped for money a sales assistant. Yep Guess what Simelane prick brain Im lying

  • Dewald Britz - 2012-06-21 20:05

    Big Baba also needs him as a cell mate... Time to reap what you sow

      jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-06-21 21:10

      I can just see big baba rubbing his hands in anticipation. And with a big grin on his face.

  • saul.segole - 2012-06-21 20:06

    What the f**k? I cannot believe this woman!

  • thadelphukem.completely - 2012-06-21 20:07

    Um ja right... Let mommy write him a note and they'll just let him go!!!! Bwhahahahahahahahaha Can people really be so naive and, well, stupid to think a judge would release a convicted serial rapist because she asked nicely... Just when I thought I'd heard it all...

  • jc.smit - 2012-06-21 20:09

    Yes because he is SUCH a good role-model for his kids...

  • Rory - 2012-06-21 20:14

    Well maybe he shouldnt have stuck his Paniss in the weetbix then...

  • steyn.spies - 2012-06-21 20:15

    Rrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiigggggggggghhhhhhhhhht!!!!!! Serious?, sorry Serial? Throw the key away.

      innocent.m.moyo.3 - 2012-06-21 21:28

      this mother doesn't show any caring about kids,it seem she just need the man next to her only,thas y?

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  • Malcolm Jaftha - 2012-06-21 20:39

    ahg woman go fak urself!! hw do u think the woman ur son raped feel

  • brendaninsa - 2012-06-21 20:41

    His mum is as sick as he is.

  • brenda.yelvertonburns - 2012-06-21 20:44

    By her own description of the circumstances surrounding these children, the State must find a suitable home for them.

  • alvin.ntsethe - 2012-06-21 20:48

    its a shame 4 th kids

  • BulletProof. - 2012-06-21 20:49


  • Carl - 2012-06-21 21:02

    With a comment coming from a mother like that, explains the rapists up bringing.

  • fawzia.bayat - 2012-06-21 21:05


  • zain.halle - 2012-06-21 21:18

    I deny it therefore it is doesnt exist, everyone is conspiring against the poor guy! Throw him a bone!

  • Anthony Faul - 2012-06-21 21:18

    What the f?? Serial rapist to look after his kids.... Only two problems in that statement 'serial rapest'

  • raymond.abrahamse - 2012-06-21 21:41

    Typical,everyone else is telling lies.This rapist thief and pathological liar should be sent to prison for at least fifty years.

  • Olwethu - 2012-06-21 22:19

    Mom is probably the one having consensual sex with the serial rapist. she can't bare to see her beloved son/bonkist go to prison...

  • zwivhuyamufamadi - 2012-06-22 05:56

    He shuld have thought abt the kids first bfore getn involve hmself to such a disgracing act.

  • grace.andtruth.77 - 2012-06-22 07:24

    Stuff you 'mom'... You need psychiatric help. Those kids must be kept FAR away from your monster son and he must be kept locked up for life to protect society

  • johnny.august.31 - 2012-06-22 07:49

    Mama where is your husband? the father of ur son,Relatives ,friends etc. The reason Y they are not by ur side in this difclt times ,It is because of how u raised this evil son of yours ,U must also be happy that your property or any valuable asset was not destroyed by an angry community Becos of ur son

  • frank.nyoka - 2012-06-22 09:36

    Hard it iz to be the mother of a rapist.

  • ofentse.thole - 2012-06-22 11:09

    if the Grandmother cant take care of the children then why cant she just take them to child welfare centre?? so that the bastard can face the deeds of his own actions...

  • riette.nothling - 2012-06-22 15:59

    Those children needs a stable parent who can provide for them with honestly gained money, not someone who has no morals who goes around robbing and raping and lying! Lock him away for a long time, his children does not need an example like him.

  • 6Lady6Cadaver6 - 2012-07-05 09:24

    Is the graphic photo really nescessary?

  • joanita.hilton - 2012-07-20 09:19

    His kids need him? before or after he has raped? for the love of all things good.. Why is stupid testimony like this even heard in a court of law.

  • dianne.neyt - 2012-07-20 11:51

    Hopefully whilst in prison somebody will take a broken bottle and shove it up his a**, right after they cut his nuts off with it! He would probaby molest his own kids given the opportunity. For goodness sake, lock him up and protect his children from him.

  • henrietta.roseinnes - 2012-07-20 13:52

    That photo is terrible. I really wish News24 would stop sticking huge stock photos on all their stories - they are often really inappropriate.

  • tricia.sutherland1 - 2012-07-30 13:52

    where's the mother of the children? Government should be re-homing these kids to decent homes - hopefully they won't turn out like there dad or their mother the grandmom (oops did i say that out loud)

  • Abigail Nobubele Mhlanga - 2013-05-08 15:40

    I respect my elders so much, but for this once i'd like to call this mother a stupid idiot for even thinking of asking for the release of his stupid son. He should have thought of his children before raping. Besides, who would want her grandchildren to be raised by such? You want them to walk in daddy's foot steps creating more junior rapists! What about the women he raped. Don't you think some of them have kids too. Posibilties are some of them were affected by this rape that it's even affecting their kids. Don't stress social workers will make a plan. We used to people like you carelessly using our tax money, so why panic coz you know your grand kids will be sorted. I say life in prison it is.

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