Rhodes Park alleged attackers back in court

2016-10-27 07:35
Rhodes Park in Kensington, Johannesburg. (Netwerk24)

Rhodes Park in Kensington, Johannesburg. (Netwerk24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Three men accused of being part of a 12-man gang that attacked two couples at Rhodes Park last year will return to the dock at the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge on Thursday.

Thabo Nkala, 25, Admore Ndlovu, 23, and Mduduzi Mathibela Lawrence, 32, face charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances, rape, and murder following the attack on the four on the evening of Saturday, October 17, 2015.

The couples were forced to lie on the ground, and a knife was used to cut off the panties of both women. Both were raped, one by a man using his fingers.

Their partners were told to undress and forced into the lake, where they drowned. The gang allegedly stole their clothes, jewellery and cellphones.

On Wednesday one of the two rape survivors told the court how a knife-wielding man had tried to penetrate her but failed to get an erection. He eventually raped her using his fingers.

"I forgive them. God will deal with them," she said.

On Tuesday, the second rape survivor testified that her husband's last words were him calling out her name before he died, and gave chilling details of her rape ordeal.

The accused have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Read more on:    crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.