Unisa prof's rape charges withdrawn

2012-07-19 16:28

Johannesburg - All charges against a University of SA (Unisa) professor accused of raping two homeless men have been withdrawn, Beeld reported on Thursday.

The 52-year-old man appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.
The charges were withdrawn because of a lack of evidence.

The man's lawyer, Tobie Schmahl, said during an earlier court appearance that the DNA results were not in dispute because the sex was consensual.

The man was arrested on December 26, a day after he allegedly picked up the two men, aged 20 and 22, in the veld at Menlyn.

The professor was accused of taking a vagrant to his house in Garsfontein, where he fed and clothed him, and had sex with him.

Afterwards, the professor dropped the man off and picked up another one in the veld. At his home, the homeless man was also clothed and fed before they had sex.

The men reported the alleged rapes to the Garsfontein police station and the professor was arrested. He was also charged with trying to bribe the police officers who arrested him.

  • Malose-Nyatlo - 2012-07-19 16:55

    The nutty professor!

      andrew.arnesen - 2012-07-19 17:09

      Totally nutty! These guys could have done something real bad to him... And then he'd be another statistic and the people would be baying for the murder's blood, as per usual, notwithstanding his highly risky behaviour...

      Squeegee - 2012-07-19 17:14

      Not guilty of rape. Guilty of stupidity.

  • Felix Njewa Kankhukwa - 2012-07-19 17:09


  • mimi.ngqulana - 2012-07-19 17:28

    i doubt it was rape 4rm word cld have been a deal gone wrong....! Live the professor alone, cause there is no where in hell he could hold 2 20's hostage n them not attempting 2 free themselves....!

  • melusi.myaluza - 2012-07-19 17:33

    He was charged with a crime,so why is he not named? Is he the wrong colour perhaps? Because I believe that once u have been charged and u have appeared in court your name can be published? Is it a case of different rules for white folks and another for black folks? Sicko! - 2012-07-19 18:44

      Its generic name is called 'White justice'.

      nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-07-19 20:41

      They should have executed him for doing wat he did shame whiteman!

  • Gemma van der Merwe - 2012-07-19 17:34

    I wonder if the 2 men reported the alleged rape together or if they each went out of their own accord. Together might indicate a conspiracy. Severally there might have been reason for their alarm.

  • exile13 - 2012-07-19 17:45

    Just pay them next time! then technically it is prostitution (and they'll probably just drink it all up and forget the hOle encounter)

  • harry.dewet.5 - 2012-07-19 18:12

    If rape occurred, then someone may most probably also have received free evidence of an "arse injected death sentence", i.e. AIDS (better known in Afrikaans as voël-in-gat-siekte, i.e. VIGS?

  • steven.loots.33 - 2012-07-19 19:17


  • Zahir - 2012-07-19 21:01

    This is really sick imagine how bad these guys smell yet the prof wants to go for them

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