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Student gang-raped on way to register

2013-01-08 22:25

Johannesburg - A woman was gang-raped while on her way to register at the Tshwane University of Technology campus in Soshanguve early on Tuesday, Gauteng police said.

"She was walking at around 03:00 with four of her friends to go start queuing and register at the campus when they were attacked by five unknown men," spokesperson Warrant Officer Mathews Nkoadi said.

"They dragged her to the bushes and raped her."

The victim came from KwaZulu-Natal. The men also robbed her of her R1 000 registration fee and a cellphone.

No arrests had been made, Nkoadi said.

Comments
  • Tuyez - 2013-01-08 22:42

    Sad story indeed.

      Wish EaTwice - 2013-01-08 23:39

      Very sad, please put her in your next prayer.

      ethan.pugh.92 - 2013-01-09 03:49

      I studied on this campus. Always used to say that its the University of Life. Sad story, but typical. Unfortunately, our historically black universities are sometimes very under resourced. It is really insane to have to queue for days like we did to apply, register and get a chance of a room in residence. One year it took me 7 days for all that. If I did not have a friend nearby to live at during this time, I would have been destitute. My heart goes out to this lady. My respect goes out to those families and individuals who are doing their best to educate themselves, equip themselves, and create a better future - in-spite of the challenges. President Nelson Mandela once said: "Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world." Keep going, my fellow Africans.

      andre.vandeventer.16 - 2013-01-09 06:55

      It should not be necessary to queue at 03:00 to register. This shows the total incompetence of the authorities because they cannot do anything right and make things work smoothly. Their failures are endangering the paying public!

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-01-09 07:02

      Eldon I agree with you. By not providing adequate registration facilities the institution carries much of the blame for this woman's rape. It forces people to take risks like this. It harms the dignity of the students. It doesn't matter what color the student is or which institution this happened at, this should not happen to any of our children at any university or college.

      marius.j.rensburg.3 - 2013-01-09 07:48

      Actually the queuing problem was headline news yesterday in the PTA Newspaper. Playing devils advocate - may i say that TUT responded by saying that students were supposed to know beforehand what to do and when to register. No need for queues! REGISTRATIONS among other things CAN ALL BE DONE ONLINE. Most students have cell phones to check TUT website or just phoning them to make sure. Standing in queue will be a waist of time in anycase as most courses are FULL already. What happened to her is very sad but walking to campus at 3am was stupid as she did not do her research/homework.

      MastersVoice - 2013-01-09 08:08

      Rape is fast becoming South Africa's most advertised activity. Ever since Zuma got away with it and famously showered to avoid being infected with HIV, it seems it has become our national cultural heritage.

      kndobe - 2013-01-09 10:47

      @Eldon, i was on queue for 3 days

  • cece235 - 2013-01-08 22:53

    and to think im in a rush to leave

  • Jacky Mutsila - 2013-01-08 22:58

    welcome 2south Africa,the Good news is we all know SAPS will catch them and the Bad news is we all know they gona get bail or even get away wit it.

      marina.poniatowska - 2013-01-08 23:03

      SAPS will catch them? They can't catch their own asses with a mirror!

  • sally.lewitt - 2013-01-08 23:15

    A young life ruined for ever when she believed this opportunity will excel her future and life and most probably the life of her family .. Good luck in your mental recovery and hope the do catch these poor excuses for 'men' sick fks! Another day in paradise..

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2013-01-09 00:40

      Those rapists are pitiful insignificant specks on the sole of her shoe. The mind is a most powerful weapon - All I can say to the victim is that every single woman in SA is standing squarely behind you, my girl! You can show them that they can use your body, but never break your spirit.

  • nhlanhla.msiza.9 - 2013-01-08 23:17

    Dear gorvement pls bring back the death sentence it seems like prison is a warm home these days!

      snoopy.snoopaloop - 2013-01-09 07:21

      Dear Nhlanhla, We must protest for the Death Penalty! We as South Africans Black & White, Indian & Coloured must unite. The government must be brought to their knees and Listen to what the PEOPLE want, not their fellow Tax grabbing friends with luxury homes and fancy cars. The Ordinary People are the ones who has to face these challenges everyday. Not the politicians. They have high-tech security and body guards. We must fight for ourselves for Freedom of injustice and criminals!

  • Wish EaTwice - 2013-01-08 23:38

    hade mabhebeza, I will pray for you this week. God saw everything.

      joe.soapie.73 - 2013-01-10 12:23

      ..but didn't do anything to prevent it..

  • tim.rogers.18 - 2013-01-08 23:56

    Such a shame. These type of horrendous crimes should be demonstrated against like in India. But meh, this is Africa TIA

      omo.naija.750 - 2013-01-09 00:12

      Please enough of with the TIA nonsense.Did you demonstrate? Why don't lead by example instead of ranting ignorantly.There are people demonstrating all over South Africa when things like this happen but NO your highness does not see them.There organization in South Africa who rally people to the courts to protest ,what have you done lately?It just irks me when ignorant people like you just belittle the efforts of those people who help rape victims everyday in this country.You sit behind your computer and mouth off racist gibberish but you do not practice what you preach.Just Typical!

      tim.rogers.18 - 2013-01-09 08:52

      Haha racist gibberish?? Mate I include all races when I talk about Africa. Clearly you don't see whites as African, prejudice much? I would love to protest and make a stand but I have work to go do and taxes to pay so that the government will provide better services and education to all so that these things are a thing of the past.

      tim.rogers.18 - 2013-01-09 08:54

      Haha racist gibberish?? Mate I include all races when I talk about Africa. Clearly you don't see whites as African, prejudice much? I would love to protest and make a stand but I have work to go do and taxes to pay so that the government will provide better services and education to all so that these things are a thing of the past.

  • byron.pienaar - 2013-01-09 00:35

    Sadly black men still believe women are at the bottom of the food chain.they don't respect them as fellow human beings and still see them as possessions they own and can do with as they please.not all black men are like this,but the many that do this inhuman act don't deserve to live as they only spread their inhumanity manner onto their kids.not even an animal acts in this manner.very sad,disturbing and I wonder if it will ever change

      fred.warren.986 - 2013-01-09 04:27

      @yanga I dont think Ive ever read about a bunch of white guys going around gang-raping women in a black township (Soshanguve). In fact I've never heard of one case where a bunch of white guys were found guilty of gang rape anywhere in South Africa.

      sabelo.l.mthembu - 2013-01-09 05:29

      And once again everything has to turn to race. Obviously the guys are back. Sosh is a black place though. But to say white men don't rape is silly. I've observed cases of a lot of white men who have been arrested for rape. But this is not a race thing!!! Rape alone is bad. Every race has dodge people. That's all!

      fred.warren.986 - 2013-01-09 05:40

      @sabelo You didn't understand my comment. I never said white men dont rape. I said I've never heard of a bunch of white men gang raping black women (big difference)

      sabelo.l.mthembu - 2013-01-09 06:27

      I understood your comment pretty well. When I was still registered for law at Tuks and had to attend court for one of our assignments to find a case to analyse a judgment I have came across things like these. It does happen. A lot of black women victims end up withdrawing their charges due to financial gain from their white 'rapers' but my underlying point is that it does happen. Many just go unreported because white men pay them off and the whole situation goes unreported. I'm not defending black men though. I know black men rape all the time and it is sad but all I'm saying a lot of cases from white men go unreported because by the time they reach a court date most black females victims get paid into silence.

      fred.warren.986 - 2013-01-09 06:49

      @sabelo If a women accepts money in return for not pressing charges then either she was blackmailing the man or she is a prostitute. No self respecting woman who has genuinely been raped would accept money to not to press charges.

      sabelo.l.mthembu - 2013-01-09 07:51

      Fred that is such a racist like thing to say. I'm out. Thought we were all having a friendly debate. I'm not here to entertain comments like that. You guys have a good day.

      SarcasticAgnostic - 2013-01-10 13:40

      How is what fred said at 06:49 racist?

  • faith.leburu - 2013-01-09 01:03

    Oh no that student probably needs to take time off this year coz this surely is going to affect her academic performance. Find those dogs& castrate their dingeses!

  • omphile.mokoena.1 - 2013-01-09 01:58

    well girl sorry for this tl hav happn.d to u i also say ppl hu rape othrs mast go to jail nd nvr get bail thy mast rot i jail for the rest of thea live.s hope u recover very well nd start to focus on ur studys again my god bless u

  • tolene - 2013-01-09 03:42

    What can we do against this epidemic of rape happening in SA?? It is not enough to comment and pray and say we are sorry this has happened, we HAVE to do something. Take a leaflet from India and lets stand together to stop this, bring these people to justice and support the victims. Lets do something instead of sitting in the comfort of our homes and feel sorry that this is happening

  • lionel.defrontignac - 2013-01-09 05:34

    This is terrible: I wonder if the ANCWl, the DA, COSATU, etc etc will join hands and march? Never - but paint a spear...

  • Godfrey.Goofy85 - 2013-01-09 06:15

    nxa!! This has gone too far. Everytym i hear sum news abt rape. Those f**king bitches should rot in jail. excuse my language bt is nt rite reali. Students plz be careful aseblief!! Gud luck wit ur future.

  • sabelo.l.mthembu - 2013-01-09 06:29

    These filthy men need to be taken to jail and they themselves need to be raped and made someones 'wife' then maybe they'll think before forcing themselves on another person.

      lionel.defrontignac - 2013-01-09 07:08

      That sort of thinking is merely the counterfoil of what these rapists think, and no different to the proponents of the death penalty - South Africa needs a change in mindset.

      sabelo.l.mthembu - 2013-01-09 07:46

      I'm sorry you feel that way. An eye for an eye. I'm pretty content with my mindset and way of thinking. Thanks for your comment though.

  • thembinkosi.jozie - 2013-01-09 06:31

    They had to walk at 03:00 because of the shortage of universities.it is the same problem every year.Since 1994 the ANC have not built not one university.So thanks to the apartheid government for building the existing universities I think we should bring back the apartheid government so we can have more universities more jobs no crime and no corruption

      SarcasticAgnostic - 2013-01-10 13:48

      It has nothing to do with apartheid. It has to do with those in power not doing their bloody jobs. As long as the ANC thinks they cannot be voted out, this cr@p will keep happening. Just give them a little scare, by not voting for them for just one term. If after that people still want to vote them back in, feel free to do so.

  • arthur.salvado - 2013-01-09 06:40

    This rape fad MUS STOP. Zuma, do something.

      gerhard.debruijn - 2013-01-09 08:03

      You are asking a rapist to do something about rape? Do not hold your breath for a response.

  • martin.meyer.902819 - 2013-01-09 06:47

    Will we too now rise up? Will we like India, go into a period in introspection, and come together as a society to protest this heinous crime? Will stand up and say enough is enough? The fact that his such a small little article compared to the ones that covered this very same crime in India, it seems no. It seems we are happy to be shocked when this happens in another country, only to ignore it when it happens here. Still the senseless rape of our sisters continue, while we talk about the crimes in India. Come on South Africa. We need to stand up. We can not allow a minority, these rapist, to hold our country, and the brave women of this country hostage. Let us now stand up, and let us too say: No more!

      martin.meyer.902819 - 2013-01-09 07:14

      And I want to add to this - yesterday my Facebook was overrun my people posting the picture and the story of the man who dragged a dog behind him. This is a terrible terrible thing to do, and I, like everyone else, hopes he gets caught. But where is the outrage over this crime? Where is various posts on everyone's walls about this gangrape? Why are we not calling for everyone to come together to catch these men? This has led me to understand why so many people agreed with what Zuma said about people and their dogs in this country, may we, including myself, should not have been so hasty to critisise him?

  • mathilde.duplessis - 2013-01-09 07:00

    Now tell me: How is this story different from the story of the Indian girl? And that story went around the world and outraged nations. This girl was intent on bettering herself and going to university and this is her reward. I am outraged.

  • sonwabile.nomnganga - 2013-01-09 07:00

    what did her other four friends do? did they stand there and watch or ran for their live? was there no way that they could have gone to seek help?

  • kidkmohlala - 2013-01-09 07:01

    SAPS failed us. Thats all i can say

  • danie.bothma.1 - 2013-01-09 07:27

    What I can't understand is, "Why call them humans, these bastards, you can't even called them animals". I don't know of animals that gang-rape. These bastards is lower than the scum of earth.

  • donovan.coetzee1 - 2013-01-09 07:39

    In the early 90's there was a referendum in which THE PEOPLE voted to end apartheid, not some muppets in charge. I think it's about time we have another regarding the death sentence for murderers and repeat violent criminals and perhaps chemical castration for rapists. Let THE PEOPLE decide not the muppets in charge. It is OUR Country after all!

      marius.j.rensburg.3 - 2013-01-09 09:58

      I actually remember it as young as I was that time. It was the "YES/NO" vote to end apartheid. More than 70% of whites voted YES to end apartheid. A small detail the ANC "forget" to tell its members when making us whities the BAD ones.

  • simelanetb - 2013-01-09 07:52

    Enough is enough Mr President ! We don't need these barbarics/ rapists in our society. It so disgusting and sickening to read such news. If our government

  • dwevell - 2013-01-09 07:55

    I believe it is time we as a people do something to stop this sickness that is so deeply embedded inbedded in our society. We need to find these and other rapists, we need to put their faces up were everyone can see that we can know who they are. We need to mark them for shame and disgrace and we need to show them that we will not tollerate that type of behaviour in our country

  • smahlaba - 2013-01-09 08:40

    Jealous people destroying a young woman's life. They should have protected her but decided to take advantage.

  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2013-01-09 08:45

    Thank god we live in south Africa an not India at least thre won't be any protest, demonstration an anger on the streets. We just go on our daily errands an chores an shake our heads.

  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2013-01-09 08:45

    Thank god we live in south Africa an not India at least thre won't be any protest, demonstration an anger on the streets. We just go on our daily errands an chores an shake our heads.

  • Coert Welman - 2013-01-09 08:52

    Can someone please translate this into English please?

  • peter.jordaan.5 - 2013-01-09 09:33

    And what does our esteemed leader have to say about this ... what was that ... oh he was one of the guys!! Oh Sorry I was just wondering if he had any thoughts about that?

  • Benjamin - 2013-01-09 09:57

    this is out of hand! no respect for women in this country and it doesn't help to have a president who also has these out-dated views of women who has endorsed a ruling to have rural courts to decide these types of matters. the tone needs to be set from the top and the punishment for rape should be much more serious or perpetrators will continue this behaviour! something needs to happen now!

  • Benjamin - 2013-01-09 10:00

    It's sickening that people have to always make things about race! this is a sick act irrespective of who committed it and who it happened to! If only we could look past race and feel the same kinds of emotions for people irrespective!

  • rozy.gay - 2013-01-09 10:17

    If you are guilty of Rape you should be castrated!!!!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-09 10:21

    What can one say that hasn't been said already?. Bloody primitives.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2013-01-09 10:25

    eish just a start of another day in south Africa before the end of the day more rape and murder will take place. Seems the old genes replaced with new ones.......its rape and corruption, for caring and honesty.

  • radlegend - 2013-01-09 10:26

    This is terrible. Why not make it easy for prospective students by letting them pre-register online? We're living in a technological age. Surely the days of long lines and such is backward and anti-progressive. -_-

  • annie.israel.50 - 2013-01-09 10:32

    I am curious about the time = IT IS 03H00 and not 15h00 and if it is 03h00 then this is outrageous and whoever organised this is a total ignorant idiot - may the pervert(s) be caught ASAP

      marius.j.rensburg.3 - 2013-01-09 14:00

      Anaska - 3am was correct BUT instead of walking from 3am to go stand in a queue, TUT has advised many times that: 1. Students can apply ONLINE - many have cell phones to check their website. 2. Students can simply phone to check if they qualify and so avoid standing in a queue for days only to be told - the courses is FULL or your grades are not good enough 3. Students had more than enough time to apply. They could use their grade 11 marks / their mid year Grade 12 marks, and so on 4. Yet most only had good enough grades END of matriek putting them at risk of limited space left over to apply for courses. 5. So what would YOU do differently than the "idiot" that organised this process at TUT?

  • peterdudleyryder - 2013-01-09 10:59

    Savage Mentality - finish and klaar !!!!!

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2013-01-09 11:22

    Shame you poor kid, I hope they find the bastards and hang them from the highest tree.

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