Student's alleged rapist on run for 10yrs

2011-11-02 09:10

Pretoria - The man who escaped from custody last week after being arrested for allegedly brutally raping a Tuks student has been on the run for 10 years, police say.

The three warrants of arrest that had been issued for the suspect in 2001, 2002 and 2004 were for rape and attempted murder.

Police on Tuesday released a photograph of the suspect, Tsietsi Samuel Mziza, asking for help in tracking him down.

The latest incident linked to the suspect is that of a 22-year-old University of Pretoria student who was attacked, raped and left for dead in her home in a security complex in Magalieskruin in Pretoria.

Dr Johan Burger, senior researcher with the Institute for Security Studies, said on Tuesday that someone who committed such violent crimes should at least have been on the police’s list of most wanted criminals.

“If the man is wanted since 2001 for violent crimes, his photographs should have been released much earlier so that police could try to find him,” said Burger.

Stabbed 23 times

The victim in the latest case had opened the gate of her security complex for guests to leave after Bible study when she was attacked. When she got back to her house, a man was waiting for her.

After the attack, he fled with her laptop and cellphone.

The badly injured woman dragged herself to her garden gate where another resident found her.

She was stabbed 23 times, of which eight knife wounds were potentially deadly.

Her suspected rapist was found hitchhiking at the side of the road by police.

They became suspicious because he had a laptop with him and blood on his shoes.

After his arrest, he was taken to the Dr George Mukhari hospital in Ga-Rankuwa, north of Pretoria on Friday without handcuffs or shackles after he said he felt ill.

He climbed through a toilet window and escaped.

The two police members responsible for guarding him were arrested the same day and released on warning.

They are facing charges of defeating the ends of justice and aiding escape.

People who know where Mziza is have been asked to contact Captain Alet Pratt on 082 319 3269.

  • Gareth - 2011-11-02 09:18

    I hope they Burn the F*&()_

      Ian - 2011-11-02 09:50

      A pig like this should be shot on sight, then he won't be able to "escape" (released by his police captors for a bribe).

      RPhiri - 2011-11-02 10:28

      The three warrants of arrest that had been issued for the suspect in 2001, 2002 and 2004. For ten years he has been on the run, what have police been doing on this time. I bet there are other people who have been victimized by this scum. I hope community members find him and neck lace him.

      John - 2011-11-02 10:30

      Human rights should not come in to play here,there is no hope of rehabilitation for this sick animal, jail will be useless,dont waste money on a court case just kill him the more inhumaine the better.

      Servaas - 2011-11-02 15:41

      If I ever see this character he will just go missing very quickly.

  • Marion - 2011-11-02 09:28

    Not too many people who would be wearing shoes like that so even if one can't really see the face, the shoes should be a dead giveaway. I really feel for this brave young woman. Seems one of the stab wounds was into her head... hope no brain injury there. But she seems to have an extremely strong survival instinct which, hopefully, will pull her through.

      theadomm - 2011-11-02 10:23

      I think they are socks not shoes

      salome.bezuidenhout - 2011-11-02 10:39

      @Marion, last night on facebook they had a profile pic on him on news24 notifications. I do not understand that the papers only publish one where you cannot see his face, its available. I'm sure the ballet shoes are to move around soundlessly.

  • Lulama - 2011-11-02 09:31

    i hope they bring back the death penalty

  • lerato.selane - 2011-11-02 09:33


  • Annalise - 2011-11-02 09:38

    Klein Bliksem. I hope he resists arrest and gets shot dead. Get rid of this scum !

      Lana-May - 2011-11-02 12:14

      No, they should torture him... just one shot wont be harsh enough....

  • Thulisa - 2011-11-02 09:44

    DEVIL!! I wouldn't be surprised if he uses Muti, or just plain satanic!

  • Hannetjie - 2011-11-02 09:48

    Just another police mess up - they had the guy - how can they allow him to escape? Maybe it is because we no longer have a police FORCE but a police SERVICE!!!!!!

      JMan - 2011-11-02 10:08

      Yup...and it will probably take them another 10 years to catch him...after he's raped and murdered some more women....lets hope it doesn't come to that.

  • Theresa - 2011-11-02 09:57

    The little twat should hang!I hope the officers who are responsible for his escape are fired!!Society needs to be rid of this scum!

  • pcrous - 2011-11-02 10:31

    The Beeld says he is 24 years old.What did he do when he was 14years old and being on the run since then?

  • Peter - 2011-11-02 10:31

    Are the police showing off that they can count? Well..... why do they not count how many times prisoners have escaped? Just go and find the poor imitation of an animal and string him up by the b*lls

  • Michelle - 2011-11-02 10:35

    He has a serious lead deficiency!!!! Someone, somewhere is hiding him!!

  • mokgadim - 2011-11-02 10:52

    This is truly disgusting! As a woman in this country i am truly disgusted. Such a shame - if the police had done their job and released an identikit back then, the TUKS student wouldn't have had to go through this experience!!! #madblackwoman#

  • Santapola - 2011-11-02 10:53

    If i find him i will kill him..Dont look further than a motuary amen

  • Moi - 2011-11-02 10:54

    Bastard...this is one case where I would condone mob justice. I shudder to think of how many women have been raped by this excuse for a human being.

  • Jessica - 2011-11-02 12:02

    He looks like a little pimple you want to squeeze to get rid of. People like this should be removed from society completely. Pathetic of the police to let him escape. What has our justice system come to? How poor is our police training? Ridiculous!

  • Lana-May - 2011-11-02 12:13

    Sick little f**ker!!! I hope the person who finds you torture you so much that you wish you could just go to hell now.....

  • Barna - 2011-11-02 13:55

    No, rather send him straight to jail so that the killers in jail can rape him, over and over again for the rest of his miserable life!!!

  • Lauden Kirk - 2011-11-03 10:37

    I don't trust our police our gov our health care. I don't even trust the animals let alone the people. For God sake.

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