Skierlik killer marries in jail

2012-02-10 10:04

Johannesburg - The man serving four life sentences for shooting dead four people in a North West informal settlement got married in jail this week, The Times reported on Friday.

Johan Nel, 23, married Maryna Naude, 18, at the Ramochana prison in Rustenburg, in a short ceremony. As he was being kept in the prison's maximum security section he would not be allowed to touch her.

"It was not a very long ceremony and could have taken about half an hour at the most," correctional services spokesperson Sarie Peens was quoted as saying.

"He was allowed to wear his private clothes and immediately after the ceremony, the families left and he went back to his prison clothes.

"He is a prisoner and that means he cannot have any contact with her. He will not have any conjugal rights."

Nel shot and killed Sivuyile Peyi, 37, Annah Moiphitlhi, 31, her 3-month-old daughter Elizabeth, and Tshepo Motshelanoka, 10, in the Skierlik informal settlement near Swartruggens on January 14, 2008. Eight other people were injured.

He was sentenced to four life sentences by the North West High Court in Mmabatho on November 21, 2008.

  • Ryan - 2012-02-10 10:11

    Why would anyone want to marry a monster like him?

      Randall - 2012-02-10 10:21

      because in certain communities he is deemed "held" just as reformed mr derby-lewis.

      Clay - 2012-02-10 11:21

      I was just wondering the same thing. The next obvious question is what is the point?

      Nick - 2012-02-10 11:25

      randall just like the so called apartheid freedom fighters who bombed banks ,churches, pubs and every other public place bunch of cowards didn't try police stations or government buildings in Durban they name a street after the animal and the victims daughter still lives in that street

      clivecorbz - 2012-02-10 12:50

      Randall is right. Don't try pretend that there aren't blemishes of extremely right wing, racist people in our country. They are ineffective old coots normally. But some times they're young people lead astray by lack of reason. Plus some people are just plain crazy... (Not for children who take offense to comedy)

      tmaphiza - 2012-02-10 13:38


      richard.hipkin - 2012-02-10 14:25

      Getting married at 18? WTF??

      Hugh - 2012-02-11 09:27

      For the same reasons that people still vote ANC or none can see the mass 300,000 murder that the was encouraged by not recognising that aids was a Virus. Which of the two are worse? The sit on the fence denialism of the ANC that got off scot free or that one person killed four people. OR is it race only that makes him reviled by others?

  • Shaun - 2012-02-10 10:14

    Why on earth would that woman marry someone like Johan Nel who will never be released from prison for them to both enjoy marriage as it is supposed to be - the mind boggles what was going through her head in taking this decision

      Hermann - 2012-02-10 10:17

      We will never understand the way the right wing thinks.

      TBlogger - 2012-02-10 10:25

      Shaun, you have such faith that he will never be released from prison. In today's justice system.. Never say never

      Doc - 2012-02-10 10:29

      Incidentally, this kind of practice is more common than you think. The women who marry these men are more often than not incapable of having intimate relations. To marry a man who is serving a life sentence is "safe" cause they can communicate with a member of the opposite sex yet never have to be intimate and by being married they can also decline the advances of suitors without being a social pariah. Very often the reason the person is in jail has nothing to do with the motivation to marry him.

      pkgotlaeng - 2012-02-10 10:31

      Who said this monster will never be released from Jail? Hahaha, this is SA, justice system...Shaun wake n smell the coffee, give him 17 yr them we shal talk again. What happend to the monsters that raped and stab a woman more than ten holes in her neck at CT if not mistaken, they were senteced to life and 17 yrs the corrupted justice system/parole board(whatever they call it, who cares?) is considering them for parole.

      manZubra - 2012-02-10 11:01

      she was trying to get a weak fame

      Gail - 2012-02-10 16:17

      At 18 she would surely have required her parents permission to marry anyone at 18? What were her parents thinking? They obviously admire what the Skierlik killer did just as some ANCYL people praise and encourage people to kill isolated people.

  • Hermann - 2012-02-10 10:17

    Absurd, to say the least.

  • Dieter - 2012-02-10 10:29

    sick that ET's murderer gets off because he is underaged and ANC got him a good lawyer and this kid has to sit for years and years!

      Susan - 2012-02-10 10:38

      He should sit for life. he is a murderer. So should ET's murderer.

      J-Man - 2012-02-10 10:38

      Um...this "kid" shot and killed four people, including a 3-month old and ten year old... seriously?

      Sbusiso Columbus Phasha - 2012-02-10 11:14

      dieter anc has nothing to do with this what should matter is that this guy deserves it and so is et killers if found guilty,so pls leave anc out of it just like we leave out your awb out of it.

      Schmee - 2012-02-10 11:16

      I understand there is reasonable doubt that the underage guy was involved in ET's murder. Johan Nel was proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt. You can't remotely compare the two so don't even try make it a race issue.

      Fumanchu - 2012-02-10 11:20

      Dieter, I really hope you are sterile, in fact I'm putting it on my christmas wishlist :) P***hol!

      Myvision - 2012-02-10 12:41

      The ANC is not involved in the ET trial.

      Nina - 2012-02-10 13:10

      Oh Dieter, that is a weak weak statement, blame EVERYTHING under the sun on the government. I dont care much for politics or the "ANC" but this Nel "kid" (lol) killed 4 people, that same ANC gives EVERYONE who cant afford it, a lawyer. Would you prefer that the "ANC" give him a medal instead? Grow up asseblief!

      Denise - 2012-02-10 13:52

      Johan Nel, 17 at the time, committed a terrible and unforgivable crime and no approval is warranted. However, there were certainly mitigating factors such as his mental capacity, his emotional state at the time of the killing, and his background, which were ignored by the SA courts and also the media, for obvious political reasons. The media's easy and politically expedient explanation that Nel was an evil racist, ignores the reality which many whites in SA are facing, and it is legitimate to ask whether this young man's terrible crime was a case of good against evil, or one of cause and effect. Johann Nel, also, was a victim. In 2003, when a child, he is said to have been attacked by a black man with a sickle. Seven years previous to the shooting his brother was attacked by blacks on their farm. A few days before the shooting he had heard about black burglars who had apparently pumped gas into a friend's wife and baby’s room. He then heard of another farm attack in the area of his family’s farm. He will have known of the thousands of white farmer victims of black assassins. Yes, he had a bizarre mis-perception and, yes, his behaviour was unforgivably aberrant and abhorrent. But misguided as he may have been, he was another victim of an unstable society.

      Myvision - 2012-02-10 15:03

      @ Denise In 1988, I was robbed by a black man who took a R 30 I was going to buy shoes with. In 2008 my car was hijacked by 2 black man, last year once again my car was stolen by a black man, my home was broken into by a black man. My lifestock has on more than one occasion be stolen by black man. In August 2003 my brother was killed by 5 black men in my village and robbed him of R 10, stabbed 78 times and none of them went to jail. My wife was robbed by a black man last year at gun point and took her hand bag and cellphone. On 2 occasions I was involved in accidents and collided with black men who were on the wrong. Nel is not the only victim I am also a victim of blacks, but you and Nel are lucky you can claim racially motivated crime and what do I call it? I long to see a day in this beautiful country of my forefathers where we won't be black and white South Africans but rather South Africans. Nel musy pay for his crimes.

      Obakeng Molobi - 2012-02-11 09:09

      MyVision: here we are reading a stoty of a white person who killed black people and u go on justifying this sick act by telling us how u have been mugged by blacks. Let me ask u something; what about countless blacks who were killed by whites under apartheid? A black man who was fed 2 crocks by a white person? A black boy u was murdered by a white boy who claimed 2 have mistaken the black boy for a dog? My cousin was shot and killed by a white man who walked scott free. Two wrongs don't make a right and stop being so ignorant and racist. If something is wrong, it is wrong. PERIOD! We are trying 2 build a peaceful, unified country where we'll all live in harmony. Your racist mentality will take us nowhere! I'm sorry about ur loss 2 blacks, but if u should know, we (blacks) also fall victims of black criminals.

  • Seja - 2012-02-10 10:36

    ... This is a case almost exactly similar to that Wit Wolf (BAREND HENDRIK STRYDOM)who shot dead a number of black people in PTA in 1988,who was also around 23 when he married his bride, whom he only got to meet for 30min on their wedding day.The bride's mother was even proud of this killer and labelled him “ a fine boer boy full of character”.

      Keelvol - 2012-02-10 12:13

      Well, Robert Mcbride killed innocent poeple in a bar and he became head of metro police. Problem?

      Myvision - 2012-02-10 12:43

      Time will tell

      Gail - 2012-02-10 16:29

      I guess one man's murderer is another man's hero. I just don't understand why parents would give an 18 year old misguided girl permission to marry a guy who killed 4 people and who is expected to die in prison.

      Gail - 2012-02-10 16:30

      Wasn't Wit Wolf paroled or pardoned after democracy?

      Seja - 2012-02-11 13:41

      Yes Wit Wolf was granted amnesty and lived with his wife after release.

  • J-Man - 2012-02-10 10:46

    What I don't understand is how the (18-year old) bride's parents can condone this...

  • phangolicious - 2012-02-10 10:59

    I suspect the parents of the lady, know something we don't: My theory is that he is rich, or he's a heir to the throne of his father's farm riches .......... so they recon, when the father dies, she will be entitled to half what he (son) has .......... who will be banging her? ..... does our prison system allow "conjugal prison visits?" maybe ...... but still 'I smell igundwane(Rat)" ....... game of chess!

      Whitty - 2012-02-10 11:05

      If that's the case put Malema back in power, he is the medicine to such barbarism.

      Vegi - 2012-02-10 11:45

      Witty, was Malema previously in power?

      Karen - 2012-02-10 14:16

      Hmm, doubt it - know it always seems that farmers has a lot of money, but most farmers actually dont - the girl's family is probably also just as crazy and right-wing - to them this Johan is probably a hero - little education, poor background, etc etc - sad really

      Gail - 2012-02-10 16:33

      Maybe you are right. In crime they say follow the money.

  • thozi - 2012-02-10 11:07

    What a wasted young life! An unfortunate bad influence of his elders most probably - and unlike him, they are still free...

  • Angela - 2012-02-10 11:12

    If i was thw relative of this woman , i would not attend such a wedding , sorry .

      Linda - 2012-02-10 12:07

      Ha ha! I'm sure they would have been heart broken.

  • Zipho Ka Nomafu Myaluza - 2012-02-10 11:28

    what a futile exercise boertjie!!!!

  • verna.vwyk - 2012-02-10 11:31

    Why would someone through their life away like this? There is NO future for them. Weird!

  • Carl - 2012-02-10 11:33

    Insurances ????????

  • raegan.mcreed - 2012-02-10 11:39

    now that he is married , its time to go on a long honeymoon with bubba in prison, sure bubba has some white sheets for his virgin

  • rinao - 2012-02-10 11:44


  • Africa - 2012-02-10 12:06

    I would like to know if she knew him before the murders or if she only met/communicated with him after the murders? As for her parents.... they should be jailed!!!!

  • Mona - 2012-02-10 12:21

    Stupid Girl!!!

  • Robsschele - 2012-02-10 12:22

    You may kiss the bride. This girl was probably listening to ET tapes at night with her parents instead of going out with other young people.

  • Shirley - 2012-02-10 12:35

    What Johan did is beyond terrible. To marry a prisoner seems totally insane to most of us and personally I think what is the point and how could she love him!However-love is blind and we dont know what is in his heart or hers. If bythis "marriage" he can become a better person and she is willing to give up her young life for him-then I wish them well. Im in NO way condoning his actions but he is not getting a lesser sentence or any benefits from this marriage and if God can forgive then I say let them be.

      Godfried - 2012-02-11 13:05

      Love is blind but your neighbors are not.

  • arlene.flynn3 - 2012-02-10 12:39

    what the hell is wrong with some people, this is just wrong!!!

  • Charlie - 2012-02-10 13:03

    Her father should pull her over his lap and give her a proper hiding. Snotkop kind

  • padayachee - 2012-02-10 13:14

    Ummmm okie, So what was the purpose of the marriage? Somebody must be getting something out of it??? 4 life sentence is like 100years...? his never going to get to see her out of jail... Very strange....

      Gail - 2012-02-10 16:44

      I wasn't aware that one went into marriage with a view to getting "something out of it". Surely one enters into marriage with someone whom you wish to stand at the side of (figuratively speaking) for the rest of your life. I think too many marriages must be based on this idea of yours and that is why the divorce rate is higher than the marriage rate and there are so many screwed up kids who these selfish people brought into the world and then tossed on the garbae when something better came along.

  • paulmandlankosi - 2012-02-10 13:30

    Ah! She might not be well up there

  • sbaakdaws - 2012-02-10 13:48

    Maybe she is pregnant and they want a father figure for the child

  • Katlego - 2012-02-10 14:06

    "Serving Four life sentence" Four or for mxit langauge

  • natalie.matthysen - 2012-02-10 15:08

    This is just too crazu for words

  • Julie - 2012-02-10 15:10

    Shame, it's unfair that he should still be in prison!

  • Olivia - 2012-02-10 15:49

    WTF??!! That chick must be ludicrous to marry him, knowing he has four life sentences to serve! AND for being a killer! how stupid can one be.

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-02-10 15:50 a jailbird on top of it. The lady has her ducks in a uhmm spiral?

  • Dianne - 2012-02-10 15:55

    This kid must be crazy, deaf, dumb and blind.....what a stupid fool!

  • Sanet Oelofse - 2012-02-10 18:12

    White trash!

  • Sanet Oelofse - 2012-02-10 18:12

    White trash!

  • Andre Pienaar - 2012-02-10 22:19

    Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!

  • Nyiko Ngobeni - 2012-02-11 02:29

    Love is a crazy thing indeed

  • Iza - 2012-02-11 12:48

    What mother and father in their right minds allow a 18 year old to marry ....and then marry a murderer...whom she will never share a normal life with anyway??? This is stupid and makes no sense...and unfortunately, also no pills to cure stupidity...

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