FARM ATTACKED – A victim sharing her farm attack ordeal
Eastern Cape Police Commissioner Liziwe Ntshinga has welcomed the lengthy jail sentence handed down to an accused sentenced on Thursday, in the Port Elizabeth High court on 17 counts including rape, housebreaking, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, possession of a firearm and ammunition, attempted murder as well as forcing a minor to watch a sexual act. Former farm worker , 32, from Hankey in the Eastern Cape, who brutally attacked a 44-year-old woman, shot her and then raped her in full view of her daughter, was sentenced to a total of 173 years and two life sentences in prison.
Plaasaanvalle, teenoor vroue en kinders, terroristiese dade soos hierdie om ‘n vrou te onteer voor haar kinders, word nie deur die regering veroordeel nie, omdat dit die leiers pas want ons blankes wil te gewillig in die “pot” sit en warm word. Vir etlike jare word die sogenaamde “struggle” liedjies gebruik en deur nuus aan die groot klok gehang. Haat en rassisme word so aangeblaas om blankes op alle terreine te verwoes en vernietig, veral besighede, wat plase insluit.
Leiers wat sonder aarseling leuens aan die buiteland verkondig dat daar geen moorde en aanvalle is teenoor blankes nie, sluit aan by hul voorgangers waar hulle kwansuis “struggle” songs om blankes se hele lewesomstandighede uit te wis. Leuens wat so verkondig word om moordaanvalle toe te smeer. Dis waarskynlik hoekom die verkragter-terroris so glimlag vir ‘n wagtende 5 ster tronk, waar hy 5 ster behandeling sal kry, gratis mediese sorg en ons belastingbetalers vir “lewenslank” vir hom moet sorg. Wat voel hy? Niks. Sy leiers voel nes hy, niks – nes al die vorige leiers sedert 1990 niks voel nie. Inteendeel…
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IOL news – All counts will run concurrent to the life sentence. The accused will effectively serve a life sentence in prison. On March 23, 2018, the woman and her children were attacked in their house on a farm in Hankey by the gun-wielding Simane. During the ordeal, mother was shot and raped; money was also withdrawn from her bank account.
A few days later, the Organised Crime Investigation Unit, with the assistance of Palmietfontein detectives, arrested the Simane at Kwa Guna administrative area in the Nketlana Location, a few kilometres from the Lesotho border. Some of the property taken from the incident was also recovered.
Simane appeared in the Hankey Magistrates’ court on Tuesday, April 3 last year and remained in custody until the finalisation of the case. Ntshinga applauded the sterling work of the investigation team and prosecuting authority for ensuring a watertight case against Simane.
“Dedication, commitment and thorough investigation contributed to making sure that this heartless criminal is removed from society for a very long time. This case must serve as a deterrent to perpetrators of such crimes as the SA Police regards the safety and security of the farming community as a priority,” Ntshinga said.
PORT ELIZABETH – A Hankey mother felt like she and her three children were being “hunted like wild animals” the night a lone attacker broke into their farmhouse. Testifying in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Tuesday, the 44-year-old woman recalled the screams of her children and the terror on their faces as a former worker fired shots through their home. She told the court that in March last year an attacker stormed their house just after 8pm as she was getting into bed to watch TV and her children were in the lounge. Her husband had gone on a hunting trip, leaving the children 15, 12 and 9 at home with their mother. The woman said her children ran towards the passage, her two younger children ran into her bedroom and hid while the teenager made a dash for the bathroom.
At this stage the woman had already been shot in her buttocks but she said she pushed her body against the bedroom door to prevent him from entering but he then started shooting. The mother said it went quiet and she tried to load a rifle from her safe. “I tried to load it because I was so familiar with it. I was unsuccessful. I had been shot and I was so scared I did not manage to load it,” she said before breaking down in tears. Sebenzile Simane, 32, has pleaded not guilty to a string of charges which include housebreaking, robbery, kidnapping, rape, attempted rape, causing children to witness a sexual offence, attempted murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition and robbery with aggravating circumstances.
The former farm worker made his way inside the bedroom through a sliding door after he fired shots and shattered the glass. In the bedroom, Simane allegedly pointed a gun towards the 9-year-old boy’s head. The woman said he was agitated because her teenaged son had disappeared. A while later he pushed them into the lounge and her teenager son walked in with his hands up. “He was very aggressive with us he threatened to shoot [the boys]. The children were petrified but quiet because they didn’t want to do anything to make him more angry,” she said.
According to the woman, Simane believed that R9 000 was owed to him and he kept telling the children he was angry with their father. “He wanted to know where my husband was and he said he would kill him and then kill all of us.” The woman said she gave him R600 from her handbag with bank cards and told him he could draw more at an ATM, begging him not to kill them. At this stage Simane started tying up their hands and feet with wire and whatever else he could find. The woman said Simane then told her eldest son to have sex with her. “[My eldest son] tried to calm me because I could not believe what I was hearing and I begged him not to.” The woman said he then turned to the children and said he would rape me and the children must watch.
The woman said she again pleaded with him not to rape her in view of her children. He then dragged her to the bedroom where she said he raped her on her bed. A short while after the rape Simane returned with the woman’s 12-year-old daughter. “He made her sit on the bed next to me and removed her shorts and ties on her legs.” he mother said he saw Simane touching her daughter’s private parts. “I just was screaming please don’t rape her she’s too young. She’s only 12 it’s not possible. Please don’t rape her,” she recalled. “He took his penis and moved it towards her and I started kicking and screaming begging him not to. He eventually stopped.” The woman said Simane then made the child watch as he raped her mother. “He would make sure she was watching even though she tried to look away.” At this point court proceedings took an adjournment because the woman became emotional. Court officials were also seen crying. Mother and daughter were later taken back to the lounge where he lit the woman’s cigarettes and allowed her to smoke off one. “He kept making threats about my husband that he would chop him up and he was waiting for him.” The mother said she offered to drive him to an ATM because he could not start her vehicle. She said she wanted to get him away from her children hoping they would find help.
She explained that she had become weak from losing so much blood, but they drove into town where he withdrew R4 000 at around 11:30pm. She said he wanted to draw money again and she was ordered to drive to a gravel road to await midnight. The woman said she was shaking and as they waited Simane gestured that he wanted to rape her again on the back seat of her VW minibus. The woman said if she moved to the back she would have lost more blood. She rationalised with him that she “knew he wasn’t a bad person,” and pleaded: “I just need to fetch my kids and get to hospital.” After midnight he withdrew more money, took the bags he had filled with the children’s belongings, said goodbye and left, she said. She drove towards the family farm but saw the lights on at her husband’s cousin’s house. “They came out with their guns ready and the children were already there. We were all just in such a state,” she said.
DNA samples taken from a man accused of raping a woman and violently attacking her family at their Hankey farmhouse was an exact match to DNA swabs which were on bed sheets and shorts. Forensic analyst, Warrant Officer Kirsty Heynes, testified in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Thursday and said she also compared the matching DNA from the Hankey crime scene to another case linking the man in Patensie. Items tested in the Patensie case were a knife, two cloths and a balaclava. “DNA reference samples received from the accused was an exact match of the semen collected at the crime scene,” said Heynes. Heynes said that the result on one of the cloths was an exact match in the Hankey case.
On March 23 last year, an attacker stormed the family home in Hankey just after 8pm while the woman had gotten into bed to watch TV and her children were in their lounge. Her husband had gone on a hunting trip, leaving the children 15, 12 and 9 at home with their mother. Sebenzile Simane, 32, has pleaded not guilty to a string of charges which include housebreaking, robbery, kidnapping, rape, attempted rape, causing children to witness a sexual offence, attempted murder, unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition and robbery with aggravating circumstances. The woman has already testified and recalled the horrific four-hour ordeal. She told the court how she and her children were attacked and terrorised by Simane who tied them up and raped her twice, once in full view of her 12-year-old daughter.
NIE NET HUISBRAAK NIE !!! DIT IS ‘N PLAASAANVAL
’n 44-jarige vrou is Vrydagaand tydens ’n aanval op ’n plaas buite Hankey in die Oos-Kaap eers in die lae rug geskiet en toe voor die kinders verkrag het. Die gewonde vrou het hierna met die aanvaller in haar motor dorp toe gery sodat hy met haar kredietkaart by die kitsbank kon geld trek. Sy het glo by die kitsbank vir die man gesê sy sou in die kar vir hom wag totdat hy klaar die geld getrek het. Sy het toe vir hom weggejaag, het ’n betroubare bron aan Netwerk24 gesê. Die vrou is toe terug plaas toe waar haar kinders op haar gewag het.
Die bron het gesê die vrou se man was die naweek op ’n jaguitstappie. Die vrou het saam met haar kinders gesit en televisie kyk toe die man “al skietende” by die televisiekamer se skuifdeur ingestorm gekom het. Die man het glo aan die vrou geskree hy is woedend omdat haar man hom glo afgedank het en dat hy “hulle gaan afslag”.
Die man het die vrou toe deur die lae rug geskiet en die kinders met draad vasgebind, waarna hy haar verkrag het. Die bebloede vrou het toe vir die man gevra of hy geld soek, waarna hulle dorp toe is om te gaan geld trek.
Volgens die bron is die Gamtoosvallei se inwoners “geweldig geskok” oor die voorval. “Ons het ’n uitstekende verhouding met ons werkers. Dit is onverstaanbaar waarom dié man ’n wrok sou koester. Niemand weet ook waarom hy afgedank sou gewees het nie.”
Kapt. Gerda Swart, woordvoerder van die polisie in Hankey, het gesê die voorval was nie ’n plaasaanval nie, maar “net ’n huisinbraak”. Sy het in ’n verklaring gesê die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisiediens volg alle leidrade op om die man te probeer vastrek. Volgens Swart het die man toegang tot die huis gekry deur die skuifdeur se glas stukkend te skiet.
Sy het gesê die polisie ondersoek ’n saak van huisbraak, poging tot moord en roof met verswarende omstandighede. “Nog klagtes sal dalk bygevoeg word,” het Swart gesê.