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You don't deserve to live in society, magistrate tells rapist

2014-11-12 05:20

Johannesburg - A 34-year-old man who was found guilty of raping a neighbour's 8-year-old daughter has been handed a life imprisonment sentence.

Mandla Shoti Lubisi, 34, of Driekoppies village near the Swazi border in Mpumalanga, was sentenced in the Tonga Regional Court on Tuesday, a Sapa correspondent reported.

"I will make sure that I send you to jail because you don't deserve to live among society," Magistrate Edgar Moletsane told Lubisi.

He said Lubisi was trusted in his neighbourhood but ended up raping a child.

"Your neighbours used to invite you to their house to drink liquor without thinking you were up to something. Is this how you really thank your fellow villagers, by raping their child?"

Moletsane said the neighbours and the child's grandmother caught Lubisi in the act at his house on 13 February 2012.

He said the grandmother collapsed but when she came to, prevented her neighbours from killing Lubisi, insisting they leave the matter to law enforcement.

"I salute you grandmother for still having hope with our justice system because now we should be talking about something else, not rape only," he said.

He said the child was taken to hospital where it was confirmed she had been raped.

Lubisi was sentenced to life imprisonment and had his right to own a gun taken from him.

Comments
  • Theresa van Niekerk - 2014-11-12 05:43

    Well done Judge! Pitty the death penalty is gone. Pappa wag vir jou! Bastard.

  • blade.runner.5817 - 2014-11-12 05:44

    Life for rape but less for killing someone. No set std in justice.

      Sickup Andfed - 2014-11-12 06:34

      Both should carry the death sentence.

      Dawid Venter - 2014-11-12 07:11

      Firing Squad. I am sure there is many South Africans who has lost loved one's to crime that would volunteer for the job.

  • Andrew Gay - 2014-11-12 05:51

    So he is sentenced to life in prison and had his right to own a gun taken away...I didn't know you were allowed to own a gun in prison. ...

      Dawid Venter - 2014-11-12 07:11

      These days you can own anything in prisons if the money is right.

      Lesetja LA Mphahlele - 2014-11-12 07:35

      lol, so I thought. The magistrate must be a comedian

  • Gerry Johnson - 2014-11-12 06:35

    I hope this physco does not qualify for parole, I pray that when he is in jail , some big fat don makes him his personal queen, everyday of his pathetic life he shld be tortured a**wipe

  • Sam Ncancashe Samkelekile - 2014-11-12 06:38

    if death penalty was used... crime would drop dramatically... fewer rapes, assaults... that child wont have children... she will grow up and feed this pig through tax... thats if she doesnt break down pychologically... life in prison is a joke tv, 3 meals, water, bed , electricity...

      Kenneth Maimane - 2014-11-12 08:03

      Life in jail is very tough broer,sometimes you have your food taken from you.its not that nice in jail

  • Amelia Goodwin - 2014-11-12 07:01

    Give that Judge a Bells.

      David Broadfoot - 2014-11-12 07:40

      Amelia. Give that judge a Party + make him drunk .:-D:-D.

  • rofhiwa.ronald.1 - 2014-11-12 07:03

    Thumbs down to the grandmother she should leave the villagers finished the job

      Notch Johnson - 2014-11-12 08:39

      Spot on, nothing like a proper kangaroo court for this oxygen stealing nothing. Now we are paying tax to keep him going.

  • Melanie Slyper - 2014-11-12 07:38

    He doesn't deserve to live at all

  • Nokukhanya Ngcongo - 2014-11-12 07:40

    Sick individuals out there ! Sick

  • Annette - 2014-11-12 07:46

    If he does not deserve to live among society, why not do everyone a favour and give him the death penalty, that way he will not cost us any tax payer money, and he would never commit a crime again.

      rsleetcher - 2014-11-12 09:11

      The death penalty will not be brought back because, the white leaders of the past Aparthied regime wanted our constitution to remove the death penalty for fear the could recieve it, also the DA and the HRC will take the government to task and courts for interfering with the constitution, if people want the death penalty then they have to organise themselves and get referendums going to achieve this

  • Bernice Thompson - 2014-11-12 07:46

    I hope and pray that this will become the norm and these types of sentences will be handed down more and more.

  • Kenneth Maimane - 2014-11-12 07:59

    He owned a gun?eish

  • Charles Komane - 2014-11-12 08:16

    In Kuwait its death sentence. Bring back death sentence, evrybody wants to go to heaven but non of them wants to die, so that means for them to rape theyll think first of death.

  • Mukanya - 2014-11-12 08:21

    He belongs to the society that he was sent but it seems he will come back to haunt us again in this society.

  • Parry Nyte - 2014-11-12 08:26

    Now he will be raped in prison by the convicts and still get paid for service rendered......and he will be in a five star prison with five course meal.

  • Seema Naicker - 2014-11-12 08:43

    We need more judges like this!

  • Thabo Shabangu - 2014-11-12 08:52

    Thank you Moletsane. He must now go and enjoy our tax money without any freedom and chances of raping again.

  • Winifred Watson - 2014-11-12 09:07

    Yes this barbaric bastard does not belong in to days society, he should be castrated for starters and then he should swing with a rope around his neck in the wind for all to stand and watch. Not even an animal will rape the young but this heartless barbaric bastard thinks nothing of it.

  • Isebel Botha - 2014-11-12 09:10

    Bring back deathpenalty. Problem solved. Look how many people is dieing by the hands of criminals. Soccerplayers, musicartists famouspeople and normal citizens and children. Why must we share everything with a heartless criminal. They took lifes left right and centre without worrying. Plz goverment bring back the deathpenalty.

  • LMAK - 2014-11-12 10:48

    Thank you Judge for removing this scumbag out of society and he must not even given an opportunity to appeal even after 25yrs, BASTARD.

  • Abram Deejay Angel - 2014-11-12 11:28

    Thy should have taken Oscar to this judge

  • Thabo Shabangu - 2014-11-12 13:56

    Thank you Moletsane. He must now go and enjoy our tax money without any freedom and chances of raping again.

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