Soweto teen gang-raped

2011-09-02 13:15

Johannesburg - Two men were arrested on Friday following the gang-rape of a teenager in Zondi, Soweto, police said.

Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said the men were arrested at midnight.

The 19-year-old woman was walking from a friend's house on Thursday evening when three men grabbed her and took her to a house in Zondi.

She was raped by the three men and was told to leave afterwards.

She reported the case to the police and led them to the house where the men raped her.

Only two of the alleged rapists were at the house.

Police were still searching for the third man.

The two would appear at the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday.

  • African_meisie - 2011-09-02 13:20

    So sad :(

      Taboo - 2011-09-02 13:25

      I dont get it. How the hell do you take someone to a house, rape them, let them go, and then stay at that house thinking that nothing is going to happen. If thats not retarded then i dont know. Glad that two of them were caught anyway.

      Lee - 2011-09-02 13:30

      Taboo - It is because some men think it is right, meantime it's not. Maybe it should happen to their close family! Poor girl I feel so sorry for her!

      John - 2011-09-02 13:36


      P!NK - 2011-09-02 13:44

      The example was set a few years ago... And the bad examples are still being set by our leader - he's married to (correct me if I'm wrong) 5 wives and did the same thing and nothing happened to him, people listen to what you do, not what you say... Hope there will be counselling provided for the girl...

      Enigma - 2011-09-02 13:44

      @Lee-I hope they get raped in jail and feel what the lady was feeling, damn bastards. They are giving us guys a bad name. If you're so horny go and buy at the streets, there are many prostitutes who can fulfill your fantasies.

      willieman - 2011-09-02 13:59

      Take them to the gallows,we will discuss the merit of the case later

      Barry - 2011-09-02 16:13

      @ P!NK Who is this man. ?

      tryanything - 2011-09-02 23:12

      Its in our culture Dont mess withour culture(dripping sarcasm).

      umhlopo - 2011-09-04 09:18

      Another young life destroyed

  • Da.Liva.Delvira - 2011-09-02 13:22

    Yes like it!!! Sentence them without bail!!! At least the two were caught, now the law has to take the necessary steps!!! Good for the lady who reported the sickos, and my condolences to her...

      Majordad.007 - 2011-09-02 13:57

      She isn't dead so no condolences. Yes sympathy, fully supported. Now the rub. Why did she go with them? Were they known? Is she so naive. She should know that some males believe that this is their right and has no responsibility or obligation! Teach the kids, please....

      O-Kay - 2011-09-02 14:12

      @Majordad.007, they 'grabbed her' I don't think she went willingly.

      jevoixtout - 2011-09-02 14:45

      Majordad.101. Start off with the death penalty for the, "males that believe this is their right and have no ........" In your world, should women not be allowed out after sunset because males can't control themselves?

      Barry - 2011-09-02 16:20

      "She was raped by the three men and was told to leave afterwards." The sentence thta strikes me as odd. I smell a rat. Maybe the real truth will emerge later. Perhaps it was consensual sex and perhaps, She became afraid that She might be pregnant and then decided to fabricate the story like some of the rape cases we have been reading about on News 24 recently. Sounds like the boy who cried wolf.

  • Lee - 2011-09-02 13:28

    Are they like damn animals. Maybe we should cut off what is bothering them!!!! Poor girl! They have no idea what they put people through by raping them. Hope they get raped in the holding cells then they would never do it again. Even better, give the bastards to the community. They scarred her for life!

      O-Kay - 2011-09-02 14:14

      Easy does it Lee, don't speak a life sentence over her. You can be victorious over rape. If your mind set is right! No-one takes something physical from me and destorys my life, I am stronger than that, if you aren't stronger then you give them more power than they should have. I agree that they should have the same done to them though, repeatedly! While they scream in agony!

      cat29 - 2011-09-02 14:45

      Hey O-Kay ever been raped before?????? Don't speak until you know what you are talking about.

  • TaSaqz - 2011-09-02 13:29

    "She was raped by the three men and was told to leave afterwards."Am I missing something here?

  • zibbalans - 2011-09-02 13:30


  • sean.nieuwoudt - 2011-09-02 13:32

    They should castrate convicted rapists, problem solved.

      betha - 2011-09-02 13:52

      a bullet to the head would be cheaper and easier

      solly - 2011-09-02 14:13

      more like amputate that appendage it, please.

      O-Kay - 2011-09-02 14:15

      I agree, but so few of them are convicted! Sadly.

      Felix - 2011-09-02 14:29

      Give them a rusty knife and hold the gun to their big head, life is all about choices.

  • Succubus - 2011-09-02 13:37

    I would very much like to have the three accused over for a night of entertainment in my dungeon. I have a new custom strap-on that I'd like to try out. The blade attachment was fashioned by a master sword smith, who specializes in the manufacture of a unique form of serrated katana.

      Stun Gun - 2011-09-02 14:04!

      Felix - 2011-09-02 14:30

      I really hope you aren't some 60 year old fat guy.

      umhlopo - 2011-09-04 09:19

      I hope you dont walk the streets at night(scary)

  • jevoixtout - 2011-09-02 13:40

    Mindless zombies. Which of the following will they use as their defence. A) The law is not clear on what is rape. B) Charges were brought against them to suddenly. C) The law of rape is unconstitutional. D) All of the above. The dumbest of the lot will choose D.

  • Fedup - 2011-09-02 13:40

    This poor child will be scarred for life after this ordeal. Hope she finds Faith and Peace with the Lord to help her. I'll prey for you little one

      O-Kay - 2011-09-02 14:18

      Um, pray. Again, I insist that you not speak a llife sentence over this girl. In my opinion she can overcome this by finding inner strength and building character. Yes, and prayer. She can not allow the actions of these men to destroy her future.

  • VumVum - 2011-09-02 13:53

    I am from that kasie, they probably were under the influence of nyaope. That drug has become so rife, that even myself a male cannot just be going around at night. Our Police Station personnel are only the best when it comes to arresting people for drunken charges than dealing with these animals. Anyway well done for the arrest, but take it from me the poor young woman would probably be seeing the same rapists roaming the street if they get bail, and then she will be fearing for her life.

      umhlopo - 2011-09-04 09:21

      yeah the law only applies to the innocent,the guilty walk free

  • EyeAmMyOwn - 2011-09-02 14:01

    Sociopaths. Most of the world have criminals with power motives... or criminals full of desperation. We just have sociopaths. They don't know the difference between what is moral and what isn't ... and furthermore they don't even bother to raise such a question within themselves. Therefore they WILL murder for just about anything... if you don't 'give' it up straight off the bat... and they WILL take what they desire when they desire it... regardless of consequence. and they feel no remorse for it ... we have by far the most psychologically disturbing criminals in this world. each petty criminal boasting at least three murders to their name... while some others easily get away with an average of 14 murders. the big cats can proudly proclaim a number closer to 30. best thing yet ... this is all irreversible. this is their sense of life - CRIME. rehabilitation is impossible. So this country is pretty doomed in that regard... crime is second nature to us all... whether by practice or by vigil. NOW THAT IS SAD.

  • Pokkels_LOL - 2011-09-02 14:06

    This is why I wont take my family to JHB-day in Soweto tomorrow! Who came up with that idea?

  • CraigColinRoyMcLeod - 2011-09-02 14:07

    I think the perpetrators should now be molested daily by gangs for the rest of their lives. And sharp objects. Make them bleed internally a bit.

  • Shannon - 2011-09-02 14:10

    This is a sad story. Like in many rape cases, the victim is so scared to report the suspects as they are scared what might happen to them. There are so many rapes in this country that go unreported because the men threaten their victims. I somehow feel that now men believe all of their victims will not report the crimes since the crimes go unpunished or simply swept under the carpet. Or they end up with suspended sentences. There is no justice for women or men who are raped or sodomised in this country. I say punishment should fit the crime.

  • mluleki.simelane - 2011-09-02 14:15

    We need to force the govt to bring back the death penalty, if the people of North Africa can remove a govt can't we at least force ours to bring back the death Penalty?

      Face - 2011-09-02 14:23

      I agree!!

  • Anonymous Thinker - 2011-09-02 14:25

    Glad they were caught.Now let's hope justice is swift instead of drawing out and leading victim to suffer even more.

      CHOCOLATE - 2011-09-02 14:40

      These men are cowards and need a good solid hiding from women

  • cat29 - 2011-09-02 14:43

    Majordad.007 hope you are reading this. When this happens to female member of your family. What you gonna do???????? Don't you dare think that she is part responsible for what happened to her. When a gun is put to your head you tell the man(sic) that he is good and F48765438765 like a dream lover. Idiot you have got know idea what it feels like because I do. It happened to me and the worst I could not even report the bastard. Too many cops on his pay role, did my homework there and left town for fear.

      umhlopo - 2011-09-04 09:23

      plan things carefully and hunt him down

  • sqc - 2011-09-02 15:02

    This is so tragic to read about and it happens around us every day in this country. My heart goes out to this young lady and what she now has to contend with. I sincerely trust that social professional help is at her side to guide her through this ordeal.

  • Gcina - 2011-09-02 15:03

    this is not fair what realy man wants and now they do it like womens are owing mans but we are all come from one person and we need to be together.

      ZA_R - 2011-09-02 15:47

      What u trying to say sista? Huh!!!

  • isabel.defaria - 2011-09-02 15:31

    Really sad hope they find the third one and they get what they deserve, all long jail term as rape destroys many victims who never really get over the trauma conseling or not.

  • Derrick - 2011-09-02 15:37

    @Pink.No, your leader didn't force himself onto those 5 women.They are fine with their situation (As a matter of fact they're living large). Don't compare a poor girl's horrible situation with people who decided to linger around a fancy pub & grill after hearing that the happy hour was extended to happy hourz.

  • Bakunin - 2011-09-02 16:20

    These criminals need to be sent where they belong and must be raped there in jail for what they have done.

  • umhlopo - 2011-09-04 09:15

    these things should be deboned and sold as wetsuits

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