Woman, 82, collapses as rapist sentenced

2012-11-16 15:53

Johannesburg - A man who raped his 82-year-old neighbour in New Hanover in KwaZulu-Natal was sentenced to life in prison in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday, SABC news reported.

Avelo Tuswa, 25, pleaded guilty to the rape in October.

The 82-year-old woman collapsed in court on Friday after hearing Judge Igna Stretch read out the sentence.

She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

In his testimony, Tuswa said he was under the influence of alcohol when he committed the crime.

He said he was walking past the pensioner's home when he noticed that the door was left open. He threatened the pensioner before raping her.

A doctor's report confirmed the pensioner had suffered serious injuries.

  • christopher.douglas.12914 - 2012-11-16 15:58

    sick in the head, he should go and rot in hell. send him to a Zimbabwean jail

      michael.horton.566790 - 2012-11-16 16:24

      I have been drunk many times and never ever have I thought about raping anybody! So please do not try and use that as an excuse! May you be raped in prison you sick bastard!!!!

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-11-16 16:39

      He would just walk back over the border and join all other illegals!

      grant.hide - 2012-11-16 17:12

      Alchohol, lol. It makes people do the most bizzare things. Those that deny it clearly have a problem.

  • michelle.marshall.3158652 - 2012-11-16 16:03

    Just shoot it in the head!!

  • KevvyW - 2012-11-16 16:03

    At last another judge that knows what is needed on this country, where sick souls roam our streets and think they'll get away. I Salute You Judge Stretch.

  • paul.vanvuuren.927 - 2012-11-16 16:07

    He should hang

  • pdvermaak - 2012-11-16 16:08

    HANG THE BLUDDY THING. He does'nt deserve free live in prison, flippin idiot.

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-11-16 16:13

    Yet government still maintains we dont need the death penalty! Do they really think he will be "reformed" after 25 yrs?? He should NEVER be allowed back into society!

  • Tello Moleko - 2012-11-16 16:18

    hahahaha,what are u saying Douglas?prisoners exchange,u have my vote,rapists nd murderers to Zimbabwe now

  • dane.herbst.5 - 2012-11-16 16:30

    why aint we allowed to smash a brick into this idiots face?? why why why!!!!!

  • sello.r.molefe - 2012-11-16 16:30

    Sic mind!

  • niel.phillips.7 - 2012-11-16 16:33

    hang die bliksem aan sy ballas op

      carolyn.dewrance - 2012-11-16 16:38

      unfortunately hanging him by the balls wont kill him just make his balls fall off, it would be much better to beat the bastard to death if he cant be hung.

  • mart.botha - 2012-11-16 16:42

    1 Rapist, 1 Bullet.

      Daniel - 2012-11-16 17:00


  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-16 17:21

    I bet he thought by pleading guilty he will get a lighter sentence!! NOT!!! Life without parole!!!

  • benz.mokgotho.3 - 2012-11-16 17:24

    No one forced him 2 drink en He msnt b suprsd by reapin wat he has planted.

  • ari.potah - 2012-11-16 17:38

    Alcohol should be treated as an aggravating factor - not and excuse.

  • Robert Frankol - 2012-11-16 17:41

    Ha ha ha you will now learn what a woman feels like now when u in prison...papa wag vir jou.

  • Mamokwee Rathipa - 2012-11-16 17:57

    Rapists must die and rot in jail.

  • dumisani.mbense - 2012-11-16 18:33

    Alcohol is mostly been used as an excuse by offenders who committed serious crimes,how about closing down on alcohol and see what will be the next excuse.I know that will remain a wish there too much money in that bussines.

  • piet.motsoeneng - 2012-11-16 18:42

    Why dont you just admit that you are a sick and pathetic bastard instead of blaming alcohol? Even if it was alcohol that made you do it, no one would have shoved it down your stinking throat, I hope you rot in jail mampara!

  • Marianne.v.d.Walt - 2012-11-16 19:34

    Castrate and amputate the right hand

  • muke.matshaba - 2012-11-16 19:52

    Its time people realise that alcohol is as dangerous as all other Drugs and maybe more, look whats happening on weekends when people are drunk from alcohol,they rape and rob n kill and do all this unwanted things.Once they r caught they blame it on alcohol f###kin s##t.

  • paul.illingsworth.9 - 2012-11-17 05:43

    life sentence is supposed to be 25 years but lets see what discretion the dept of correctional services uses and see if the release him early for good behaviour. Once again I say laws in sa harsher on cigarettes than alcohol show me how many people commit a crime because they had smoked a cigarette

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