• All Share : 52339.44
    UP 0.82%
    Top40 - (Tradeable) : 47050.2
    UP 0.81%
    Financial 15 : 16586.33
    UP 0.55%
    Industrial 25 : 72642.48
    UP 1.17%
    Resource 10 : 26945.58
    DOWN -1.01%

  • ZAR/USD : 14.2148
    UP 0.64%
    ZAR/GBP : 21.445
    UP 0.42%
    ZAR/EUR : 15.0883
    UP 0.47%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1155
    UP 0.61%
    ZAR/AUD : 10.225
    DOWN -0.31%

  • Gold US$/oz : 1071.65
    UP 0.03%
    Platinum US$/oz : 851.45
    UP 0.88%
    Silver US$/oz : 14.27
    UP 0.49%
    Palladium US$/oz : 559.32
    UP 1.02%
    Brent Crude : 45.53
    DOWN -1.49%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by Profile Data
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Thu Nov 26 16:09:37 SAST 2015

Nine Heilbron youths in court for rape

Sapa | 13 February, 2013 18:51

Image by: Gallo Images/Thinkstock

Nine youths, including five minors, appeared in the Heilbron Magistrate’s Court in connection with the gang rape of a 24-year-old woman, Free State police said.

Constable Peter Kareli said the case was postponed until next Friday, when four of them were expected to apply for bail.

The five minors had been released into the custody of their guardians while preliminary investigations were done. They would appear on Friday, and again next Friday with the others.

The youths, aged between 15 and 19, were arrested after an attack on a couple returning from a family gathering in Phiritona, Heilbron, on Sunday.

A group of boys assaulted them, demanding money and cellphones. The woman’s husband escaped and ran for help. The police were contacted and a search for the woman was begun.

Kareli said the woman was later found near an open field. She said she had been taken to a quarry and repeatedly raped by the youths.


If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.