It would appear the courts in South Africa seem to think rape is a terrible offense. They seem to thing that gang rape is even worse. A particular Caribbean island might want to read this article and rethink their position. What does one think going in and out of consciousness mean?
An East London High Court judge sentenced a gang rapist to life imprisonment, describing the “arrogant” attack at knife-point as “one of the worst offenses”. Life sentences were handed down in the gang rape.
What message does that send to the world, especially since we are hosting the 2010 World Cup.”
Compare and contrast the attitude of this case vs. the disappearance and what many believe from suspect statements as the assault of Natalee Holloway.
The 25-year-old victim – on holiday from England – was walking along the beach between Bonza Bay and Gonubie on March 23 when she was attacked by Monde Jack, 22, and a 15-year-old youth. A third man watched.
Handing down sentence, Judge Themba Sangoni told Jack: “Rape is one of the worst offenses, especially when it is committed by a large number of people … particularly if a knife is used to subdue a victim.
“There is a stigma to it and it undermines women.
“From the evidence brought forward there was an element of premeditation because you followed the complainant for a while.” (The Dispatch)