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Town rocked by rape of elderly sisters

2013-04-29 08:21

Bloemfontein - The small maize farming town of Kestell in the Free State has been rocked by the news that two elderly sisters were brutally raped in their home by robbers.

The two sisters, aged 73 and 69, are popular members of the community, reported Volksblad.

One of the sisters suffers from cancer.

The robbers broke into their home during the night, proceeding to hold up the pensioners and demanding money and weapons.

When the elderly women told the men they were pensioners without money or weapons, the robbers raped them.

One of the robbers raped one of the sisters in the bedroom while the other sister was raped in the living room.

The men then fled in the sisters’ red Nissan Sentra with the number plate BHP 039 FS.

The women were in hospital and were said to be traumatised by the attack.

Coffee shop owner Babs Storm said: “We are very shocked because they are two old ladies. They are very good to others and bother nobody. It is terrible. This is the worst attack in the 15 years that I have lived here.”

Comments
  • Sidney Meyer - 2013-04-29 08:29

    No-one even comments on this. In any normal country the president will be out there promising justice. Here it is so common that old ladies are raped by young thugs, no-one even has anything to say.

      JimGordon - 2013-04-29 08:39

      We must conclude that it is endorsement by silence.

      Jenifer Johnstone - 2013-04-29 08:59

      the DEATH PENALTY is the answer.

      Trevor Myburgh - 2013-04-29 09:15

      These Monsters have no souls, and the best part they are protected. This comes when you don't educate people and the government of the day is playing petty politics and when the president himself was implicated in a rape and the victim had to run for her life. Mr Prez Vindicate yourself and start sorting out these monsters then we can restore our faith in you and this sick justice stystem

      Ahava Shapiro - 2013-04-29 09:51

      We demand swift justice.

      Cina - 2013-04-29 10:29

      The government is more worried about getting the info bill enforced, than the people of this country, that is why they are keeping quiet.

      Ann Murray - 2013-04-29 10:49

      This is just disgraceful. My heart goes out to these ladies and hope that these monsters are caught and that justice is swift!

      Dave Ueckermann - 2013-04-29 10:58

      To True - and our dear prez is so concerned about what is going on in other african countries instead of his own that he has promised to SERVE and PROTECT. Wonder how much of the monies he has gifted to other African countries could employ a decent police service to protect us rather than foreigners that I really dont give a rats A*^rse for

      Nicolene Potgieter - 2013-04-29 16:03

      I'm commenting on Leonard Bloch's comment - I have started a petition on the site Causes to bring the death penalty back. I know that our government will never as it is so 'unconstitutional' to have murderers pay with their lives. but I was thinking that if we get enough signatures, it's something we can take to the constitutional court to at least get a referendum about it! I started it when Anene Booysens got murdered.In the 3 months since only 8 000 people have signed despite my sharing it on social media and really advocating it. People are very upset and then they go home and then they forget.or they turn a blind eye. So far I think only 8 000 people in SA care about what is going on. I cannot put the link on here,because they will not load my comment, believe me I've tried. So if you are really serious about getting things moving SA go to Causes and look for it and sign please!

  • JJ_D - 2013-04-29 08:30

    This rape epidemic needs to be ended...our grandmothers are no longer safe even!!

      Ray Priestley - 2013-04-29 08:47

      Or even great-grandmothers.

      Mariana Barry - 2013-04-29 09:39

      So much for Freedom Day....celebrating criminal freedom day

      mapepaki - 2013-04-29 10:39

      Shame, I'm so sorry ladies, that you had to endure such a terrible act of savagery. Cowards who attack the vulnerable, hope your d##ks fall off.

  • Nettie Potgieter - 2013-04-29 08:34

    And the ANCWL cry about a stupid panty. They should rather open their mouths about rape!!!!!!

      Gwynneth Rowe - 2013-04-29 08:40

      My thoughts exactly!

      shannon.moffett.9 - 2013-04-29 09:17

      True that!

      Tersia Louw - 2013-04-29 10:16

      Nettie - you're being so unfair. The ANCWL DO open their mouths about rape; to defend and support the accused and to berate the victim.

      Trevor Myburgh - 2013-04-29 10:45

      @tersia, you mean re-rape the victim, that is what happens in our justice system.

      Chibuli - 2013-04-29 14:40

      Another useless organisation!

  • Princess Portia Munyadziwa Magoro - 2013-04-29 08:34

    what this country is turning to i dnt know sidney ..raping old women like this is jst not acceptable this is becoming too much something needs to b done before we loose our grandmothers to ths heartless thugs

  • Xanavin von Buchenroder - 2013-04-29 08:35

    Sick bastards. Where I come from we dont let the cause of law take effect. We cleanse our society off these vermon.

      Sidney Meyer - 2013-04-29 08:40

      Where do you come from?

  • Enid Jill Matthews - 2013-04-29 08:39

    How many more of these stories must be published and how many more women and children and grannies must be raped before something is done. Why do we hear of all the horrors and never hear the outcome for the perpetrators.

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-04-29 08:46

    Don't hold your breath. Zuma is not going to say a word. Lock up behind his security gate he doesn't have a care in the world. Our country is becoming disgusting, and those governing it are already disgusting.

      Handy Andy - 2013-04-29 09:18

      Security gates we paid for!

  • Mokaubere Ditabeng - 2013-04-29 08:48

    What a sick sick society SA has become. Rapists are running amok preying on our vulnerable golden oldies. I am so ashamed of being in SA right now, that is why I did not 'celebrate' the so-called Freedom Day. Where is freedom when our mothers are paralyzed by fear and brutally attacked in their own homes like this!

  • Tgif Wtfaw - 2013-04-29 08:50

    Savages !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Laetitia Kotze - 2013-04-29 08:51

    Dit is afgryslik! D©nnerse barbare!!!!!

  • Adele Coetzee - 2013-04-29 08:51

    And zuma said its a peacefull country. Maybe in nkandla. Certainly not in the rest of Sa!!!!!!!!!

  • CALAMITYSA - 2013-04-29 08:53

    A CULTURE?

  • Richard Brett - 2013-04-29 08:54

    The Government is complicit is these acts, just like corruption, fraud ,rape and plunder of everything in this country. The President stands accused of alleged corruption and was tried for rape – when the head is rotten the body soon follows

  • Pretorius Cahrine - 2013-04-29 08:57

    These bastards are the filth ans scum of the earth and should be removed permanently from society, but then again it is kind of an everyday thing and life goes on as usual..so so sad and we thought of ourselves as an civilized country...I don`t think so...something is very wrong when a country can`t keep their elderly and children safe

  • GI Jane Robbertse - 2013-04-29 08:58

    Please people.This is getting worse and it is horrible.My heart is with those two women.We must get this Zuma with the whole ANC out of power.As long as they are in power this will go on and on.

      Timothy Mayes - 2013-04-29 15:54

      right on .....

  • Tnay Ronald Mavuru - 2013-04-29 09:00

    All things bad that happen, white pple blame it on zuma, and black pple blame it on apartheid. Blame game will continue forever and because of that chaos ensues because hands are busy pointing and no action taken to stop the sanity gripping communities.

      Donald James Rishworth - 2013-04-29 09:19

      Indeed Tnay Ronald Mavuru, we have embarked on a blame game - however, we need to look at who now has the power to shift things - the apartheid government is a thing of the past and the ANC is the governemtn of today so yes, it is Zuma's responsibility as leader of the nation to do something about the shocking state of affairs that prevails in this country. We may not be able to change mindests overnight but we sure as hell can deal harshly and swiftly with those who use this as an excuse to perpetuate the unacceptable violence this country is subjected to something this Government seems reluctant to do.

      Henri Robert - 2013-04-29 09:20

      Who do you blame then ? and what action are YOU taking ?

      Marlene Black - 2013-04-29 10:15

      Fingers are pointing because nothing is being done. The only person who can do something is the president, and he is silent. Our old and our young are being brutalized - and he is doing absolutely nothing - he lets the guilty out to do it again and again.

  • Altus Kirsten - 2013-04-29 09:04

    Bring back the death penalty.

  • Winifred Watson - 2013-04-29 09:05

    They are never going to curb rape in this country, they have left it too long. I also believe they are turning a blind eye just when they are forced to comment then they make outrages comments, this is not going to stop the rapists. We are a lawless society, its festering everyday. Maybe we should all move into Nkandla then we can be safe.

  • Anne Merwitz - 2013-04-29 09:05

    lets arrange to strike against these mad, disgusting, filth of the earth, perverts! the strike should be national, but certainly in western cape. if our president cannot open his mouth about this barbaric rape of the 2 elderly sisters, let's show him exactly how we feel about it and his non-compliance and 'no comment' stance.. Let's toy-toy , i'll arrange it in Hermanus , with pleasure.

      Timothy Mayes - 2013-04-29 15:57

      I will be with you sista ...

  • G.I Jane - 2013-04-29 09:07

    All the ANC will say is that they are skocked and condemn the rape.Then they think they have done their duty.This hopeless papsak ANC

  • Gift Mogiftana - 2013-04-29 09:11

    I hope the town people hunt these barbarians down and torture them to death..how many more stories do we need to see of grannies and small children being raped to realize that maybe it about time we bring back the death penalty for these barbaric acts. And once they catch them they are gonna go to court with the option of a free lawyer provided for by the taxpayer, meanwhile there's people who make a big hoo haa about a freaken panty when there's real issues affecting women out there..sometimes you just feel like walking into parliament and b*t&h slapping the whole lot in there

  • Mphumzi Sizani - 2013-04-29 09:11

    how do you live with yourself after doing such a thing

  • Heibrin Venter - 2013-04-29 09:13

    Welcome to Africa.

      Regte Boer - 2013-04-29 11:55

      Galada it is because you allow your African brothers to do these things that Africa is a disaster.

  • Kabelo Moseki - 2013-04-29 09:16

    sorry to say this but this bastards can we please chop their balls off!!!

  • Kobus Hattingh - 2013-04-29 09:17

    They should make it law that every rapist in this country be castrated failing which this country will remain the rape capital of the world with no regard for little babies or elderly ladies. And then this sick communist government goes and approves porn channels even. What a sick lot!!! :(

      Timothy Mayes - 2013-04-29 15:59

      Hear hear Kobus where are the morals .....

  • Rika Shaw - 2013-04-29 09:22

    How absolutely terrible! When is this going to end?

      Willem de Haan - 2013-04-29 09:53

      Never. People are born evil, but nowadays that is not politically correct, so people are now born good, The result of this wrong premise is that no proper laws are in place to punish bad people who fail to control their evil urges or to remove them permanently so that their evil genes are not carried forward. It is politically correct to say that these poor people are not to blame because they are poor, or society has given them a raw deal, or they are sick, or their mommy did not give them enough love, or their pa beat them too much, or they suffered so much from apartheid, or whatever you can think of. Some will even say that the victims are to blame because they did not have any money. So, you understand why it will never stop?

  • Brian Gugulethu Ngobe - 2013-04-29 09:24

    Good people this country is doomed, I'd rather live in an undeveloped country that to live in a developing country where you are a possible victime of crime everyday.

  • Tan Woortmeyer - 2013-04-29 09:26

    The just duty of any state is to ensure the security of its citizen..this is not done.. many people fear police as much as criminals... the norm to rob and rape has become the order of the day..the criminals destroy our family and respect for live, and government does not respond with action

  • Thanduxolo Galada - 2013-04-29 09:26

    On e-tv News last night I saw the story of a teen stabbed 53 times by a teen boy. He got 12 years imprisonment!!! Can you believe this?

  • Lynda Pitcher - 2013-04-29 09:26

    too horrified to comment

  • cokiswa.mhlahlo - 2013-04-29 09:35

    Only the death penalty will rid us of this scum failing which the beasts must be castrated.

  • deon.duplessis.144 - 2013-04-29 09:36

    Troll, crawl back into the hole from which you came. Silly @ss comment, made by a silly @ss person!

      Tersia Louw - 2013-04-29 10:24

      Deon - to whom are you addressing your comment? Try using the "reply to" so your post has context.

  • Raymond Kok - 2013-04-29 09:46

    is there still a argument against the death penalty for certain crime,please put it to a referandem and then if the country sat yes lets have it for a trail period of 10years and take it from there.please before everybody jumps up and down about the right of people to life think about the right of citizens to peacefull life and enjoying their twilight years in the safety of their home.Please look at Botswana the only two murders that i know of that was committed there was done by south africans ,i know the ANC dont like Botswana because they are succesfull and there is virtually no crime ,the locals understand that low crimes bring big rewards in tourism and more people doing their bussiness in that country

  • Mira Sturmair - 2013-04-29 09:52

    sick bastards - again nothing gets done about crime in south Africa and innocence suffer.....

  • Peter Brown - 2013-04-29 09:58

    Time for talk is over.There is no law. Mob justice to rule if its the only way, Hunt them down

  • Anna Badenhorst - 2013-04-29 10:00

    I honestly think the devil has taken over the world,every single day there is something bad on the news,why rape them what is going on with this rape story,everything is turned upside down,young kids drinking,having sex,making baby's,drugs,its sad,every night I lie here thinking is someone going to break in,a life is woth nothing

  • Anna Badenhorst - 2013-04-29 10:08

    NASHVILE 83 are you stupid or something what has apartheid got do do worh rape,you are so stupid

      Piet Visser - 2013-04-30 14:09

      Yep this is not so much a racist thing as the people being raped come from all races and ages and so does the rapists.This is more a case of power and whereas a lot of the victims are white farm and towns people there seems to be a racist connotation/agenda.

  • David Mathe - 2013-04-29 10:27

    No, not another monstrous rape of our elderlies, women and children. We definitely need to do something and quick. Government, wake up or we will start taking the law in our hands if we find these savages.

  • Riana Ungerer-Steenberg - 2013-04-29 10:29

    This is really sickening. Who on earth wants to rape an innocent old lady? No matter the colour or race, no woman deserves this!

  • Sonya Ehmke Nortier - 2013-04-29 11:32

    I am so lost for words and so very very sad!!!

  • Tobie Schalkwyk - 2013-04-29 14:08

    Without the death penalty this will never stop. Simple as that.

  • Leonie Engelbrecht Nel - 2013-04-29 14:09

    HOEKOM????? Watse plesier kry hierdie sadiste uit hul vieslike dade om onskuldige weerlose mense so te verniel?

  • Shaun Mangasi - 2013-04-29 14:13

    From what I read no town was rocked. Three locals dont make up a town.

      Timothy Mayes - 2013-04-29 16:05

      What planet are you from Shaun .... you don't even deserve that celtic name .....

      Bryan A T Maskell - 2013-04-29 16:56

      Maybe its common practice in your hood... If you're trying to be funny, you're not and if you're trying to be clever, a couples thousand years of evolution to go...tsek!

      Shaun Mangasi - 2013-04-29 19:21

      Its not my fault that some folk have a slower processor speed. They said rocked and to the amazement of intelligent people like myself it wasnt so.

      David Mathe - 2013-04-29 21:28

      Haikona Shaun, you sound so heartless. We are talking about the rape of two elderly defenseless sisters and you are more concerned about the heading?

  • Chibuli - 2013-04-29 14:41

    Burn their balls with a braising iron!

  • Maria Kave - 2013-04-29 14:49

    @ Shaun - two elderly women were raped and all you can worry about is no town was rocked - I give up!!!

  • Vivien Fourie Pitcairn - 2013-04-29 15:44

    They need to bring the death sentence back to South Africa!!!

  • Elsa Randall - 2013-04-29 16:38

    This is the point!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone blah blah blah and nobody does anything about it. In two hours this will be forgotten by 95% that read it. Bring die donners doodstraf terug en pas dit toe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Erna Westdyk - 2013-04-29 17:33

    Let's see what the ancwl has to say about this. Oh wait - they're busy taking on sadtu for displaying angie's panties, which is far more heinous than the rape of two elderly women!

  • Frank De Freitas - 2013-04-29 18:34

    This crime is backed by the anc govrment

  • Raymond Kok - 2013-04-29 19:49

    skuim,uitvaagsels,maaifoedies,struik rowers,gemors laer as slang k..k mag jy verrot in hel ,en ek hoop hulle doen dit aan jou in die tronk liewe Vader wees ons sondige mens genadig en barmartig en ek hoop dat die gemmenskap hulle by hierdie weerlose mense sal skaar ,besoek hulle so gereeld as wat julle kan baie dnkie