Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Gang rape suspects in dock

These stories need to be posted even though they give us no deeper understanding other than to keep us aware of the brutal reality of our South African social environment.

The Pietermaritzburg High Court heard on Tuesday how a man pinned down a woman while his two friends allegedly raped her, gouged her eyes out and strangled her in June 2008.

Prosecutor Irene Neyt told the court that Gobizwe Zikode, 33, had helped hold Busi Phungula's legs to prevent her from escaping while Sipho Mkhize,18, and Nkosikhona Mnguni, 24, raped her.

This, said Neyt, rendered Zikode equally guilty of the crime although he did not physically rape Phungula.

The three men allegedly attacked Phungula near the Underberg country club in the KwaZulu-Natal Berg while she was walking home from a tavern with a friend, Vitus Dlamini.

They are alleged to have then raped Phungula, gouged her eyes out and strangled her.

The men are also accused of breaking Dlamini's jaw during the attack, and taking his personal belongings along with Phungula's.

They have pleaded not guilty to all the charges, including the attempted murder of Dlamini and the aggravated robbery charge.

Neyt said Mkhize would be linked to the rape by DNA.

The trial continues on Wednesday. - Sapa

2 Opinion(s):

Treacle Bender said...

..what crime Huntley, there's no crime here...you racist!...

Anonymous said...

According to SA's mass media, crime in SA is the same as anywhere else in the world. I beg to differ - the crime acts committed in SA are beyond belief. This against their own people - how does Canada think a white women would have been treated by these two upstanding black SA citizens?