Teen in court for raping girl, 8

2012-05-25 07:35

Johannesburg - A teenager accused of raping an 8-year-old girl and gouging out her left eye will appear in the Mtunzini Magistrate's Court on Friday.

The 15-year-old was released into the custody of his parents during his last appearance in the Gingindlovu Periodical Court.

Last month, the girl was dragged into a sugarcane field near her home, where she was assaulted and raped.

She had been walking home from school at the time. Her attacker bit her neck.

The youth's grandmother alerted the police when people accused him of the crime.

She told the Witness newspaper she had reprimanded him when he was accused of raping another girl the same day.

"We did not reprimand him the second time, because we feared he would run away like he did when the first [victim's] family came to our house," she said.

The girl was treated at the Ngwelezane Hospital.

  • Johnny - 2012-05-25 07:56

    Bring that Korean cure. So young and already in that kind of life.

  • Thadelphukem - 2012-05-25 07:59

    People like him should be terminated with extreme prejudice!!!

  • carpejugulim - 2012-05-25 08:02

    an eye for an eye? 2 counts in one day and he is so young? Prime candidate for euthanasia or chemical castration

      Shannon - 2012-05-25 10:59

      I see 5 rapists have given you thumbs down....scary!!

      eil33nn - 2012-05-25 18:42

      it is six now...and scary enough

      carpejugulim - 2012-05-26 04:54

      Must have been the chemical castration bit ...

  • sk.malatsi - 2012-05-25 08:06

    im an aspiring attorney and i still dont get our judiciary. the lil monster will be sent to juvenile and get 5 star treatment he never even had back at home other words, he gets rewarded for rape and assault, this is not a kid ...throw the monster in prison

      John - 2012-05-25 08:16

      Also there will be no attorneys in court trying to defend the dignity of this poor child.

  • naas.prinsloo - 2012-05-25 08:09


  • mikembengo - 2012-05-25 08:11

    Raping not gud!

  • Dave - 2012-05-25 08:15

    Hang the sod

  • Thabo Marvin Riet - 2012-05-25 08:17

    this boy should be killed in a very painful way damn our justice is 2 linneant on criminals hang da bustard

      Pieter Mulder - 2012-05-25 10:39

      I'll vote for that

  • Koos - 2012-05-25 08:19

    What makes him different than the schoolkids that also raped the girl?

      christopher.pool - 2012-05-25 08:25

      I don't know what makes him different, but I do know what makes them the same...

      kaMazibuko - 2012-05-25 08:45

      and what is that christopher ?

      koo.doyle - 2012-05-25 08:54

      @kaMazibuko - That they are criminals who should be locked away for life!

      Rob - 2012-05-25 08:59

      KaMazibuko....I know exactly what your question to Christopher means. There is always the common denominator in these types of crimes. You know it, we know it...Everyone knows it !

      Henry - 2012-05-25 09:05

      They should be hanged. Do we need human s%!t like them walking amongst the decent children?

      kaMazibuko - 2012-05-25 10:00

      lol pigs...stop assuming I ask so I won't wonder what he means. @koo.doyle thank you

  • Louis - 2012-05-25 08:26

    Do the same as south korea and castrate him.

  • jeroen.kelderman - 2012-05-25 08:34

    WTF, we need the death penalty back, but then the ruling party will lose to many members so we know it will never happen.

  • Christopher - 2012-05-25 08:37

    Kangaroo court time!

  • Grace - 2012-05-25 08:40

    Watch the little rapist get off because of his age... Makes me sick!!!

  • Virginia - 2012-05-25 08:46

    This is absolutely horrific. The poor little girl - is it ever going to be possible for her to even try to live the semblance of a normal life? Never ever!!!!!! Apart from gouging out one of his eyes - I think his little weapon should be burnt off with acid but slowly! Prison is just too gentle a life for him.

  • grantdean10 - 2012-05-25 09:05

    Bring back the Biblical standards for life and all this will stop!!!!! Obey the 10 Commandments - all of them!!!

  • palesapr - 2012-05-25 09:05

    He bit her neck???? I blame Twilight! On the real though, what would possess a child to harm another child like this? It's disgusting and more than that, just worrying. Our youth is becoming violent and sadistic - it's becoming a trend. A disturbing trend! :-(

  • Chez - 2012-05-25 09:09

    She reprimanded him? For rape? Wow!! Wonder why that didn't work? If that is a womans reaction to the crime, there's the answer to why he did it in the first place!!

  • gennath - 2012-05-25 09:34

    *sigh* Maybe one day we'll see that things like these are just the symptom, not the disease.

  • eyesears.handsfeet - 2012-05-25 10:04

    What kind of example are this 15 year old getting at home or with someone close to him? Why does the mother think that reprimanding him only after he was accused of raping another girl the same day is an appropriate punishment for rape? Is it being seen as a norm/culture? Similar questions like this only the mother can answer.

  • Pieter Mulder - 2012-05-25 10:36

    JZ is a good example for these kids. Why can't they. It's culture apparently.

  • keith.recore - 2012-05-25 12:34

    more importantly, how is the girl doing News 24? is she getting the help she needs right now? from your earlier reports, she appeared to be amazingly strong after this attack.

  • xhatelutho - 2012-05-26 13:17


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