Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cruel robbers rape woman and wiped her family out

The robbers


These three men forcefully entered a home in SA, killed a man and his wife and drowned their 12-year old son in hot water.  South Africa is reeling from the unbelievable level of callousness displayed by the three men, who have admitted to the heinous crimes.

Three men broke into the family's home in Walkerville, Johannesburg, where they assaulted and shot dead Tony Viana, 53, and brutally raped and killed his wife, Geraldine.

They then tied up and gagged the sobbing boy, Amaro, and pushed him into a bath of boiling hot water to drown him, 'because he would be able to identify them'.

According to Sowetan, the culprits are the family’s gardener, Patrick Petrus Radebe, 24, their domestic servant’s son, Sipho Mbele, 21, who pleaded guilty to three charges of murder and one charge of rape each, and David Motaung, 20, who pleaded guilty on Tuesday to robbery charges.

They then left the South African court and walked back their cells laughing, according to Beeld newspaper. The family dog was killed by having his stomach cut open.

The men’s lawyer told Vereeniging Regional Court that they had broken into the house to steal and to get revenge for the way they had been treated by 42-year-old Mrs Viana, their employer.

The court heard that Mr Viana arrived home at the house to be attacked with a golf club and a machete-like 'panga' and ordered to open the family's safe.
When clear-cut cases like this happen, one wonders what the point of a trial is. Since they have pleaded guilty, why can't they just be put down like animals that they are?




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