Soweto gang rape accused in court

2012-04-20 12:39

Johannesburg - A man implicated in the gang rape of a Soweto teenager appeared in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Friday despite earlier confusion about whether he would appear, Gauteng police said.

"This is because the preliminary investigation has been finalised and as we speak he is now in court," said Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou.

"We decided this because it is still early in the day and there is no reason to keep him until Monday."

Earlier, the media was informed by police that the man, who was due to appear on Friday, would instead appear on Monday.

No reason was given for this and reporters who had converged at the courthouse left.

The man is accused of holding a 17-year-old girl against her will at his shack in Braamfischerville. She was found on Wednesday. The girl had gone missing on March 21.

Seven others, including minors, who matched the descriptions of the rapists seen in a cellphone video of the gang rape, appeared in court on Thursday.

Their case was postponed until April 25 for further investigation.

  • Msika - 2012-04-20 12:54

    Shows how irresponsible, confused and ignorant our police are.

  • rplescia - 2012-04-20 12:56

    Chop their balls off!

      Johannes - 2012-04-20 13:08

      Jah.u r ryt.they deserve to be slaughtered.sis.shame on them

  • Dineo - 2012-04-20 13:03


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  • Biggs - 2012-04-20 13:34

    I said earlier this court is wasting time, kangaroo court is the solution whether they're minors or not , chop off their d##ks and be given to those hyena which are still mising from zoo ,ofcourse those hyena are in search for food as speak.

      Debra - 2012-04-21 06:54

      i aggre wit u more than dat. Ppl tak abt dey rights n so foth, then wat abt dis gal rights. Dey shuld b burn in hell realy.

  • Jonny Lee - 2012-04-20 13:41

    rape is the national hobby for men these days and everywhere you look there are rape incidents. animals are loose in society! beware! they live amongst us, we work for them!

  • wilsonmap - 2012-04-20 13:53

    Hands up for a man who who went all the way from KZNto cape town to catch the killers who killed his doughter its so distubing how the police dcouldnt do their job only for a greeving man to travel all that distance to do the police job.SA police is a mess all they know is to take bribe from people.

  • Tebogo Tshoma - 2012-04-20 14:33

    such people dont belong to the public..sometimes ud question why dont we have some few laws from the apartheid.,gang raping since march? they must die sorry but we dont need such people

  • Lobisa - 2012-04-24 13:58

    indeed there balls must be choped off.. bloody scambags nxaaaaah

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