Black rapist ‘a danger to white race:’ EC judge
6 August 2011 Leave a comment
“He was only doing to her what her (white) forefathers had done to his ancestors” – black racist rapist Mahlubandile Mavikele, 25, told white Port Alfred victim… Judge Mandela Makaula: ‘Rape was racially motivated: he poses a danger to the white race’…
Life sentence for black-racist rapist Mahlubandile Mavikele, 25 Port Alfred – ‘His rape of the 47-year-old white victim was motivated by racial hatred of white South Africans’, rules judge Mandela Makaula…
5 August 2011 – EAST CAPE HIGH COURT. Black-racist rapist Mahlubandile Mavikela, 25, who admitted to twice raping a white woman at knife-point: telling her that ‘he was only doing to her what her white forefathers had done to his ancestors’ — was sentenced to life imprisonment. Judge Mandela Makaula ruled that the rape was racially motivated: “Mavikele harbours a hatred against our fellow white South Africans, he poses a danger tot the white race.’ http://www.peherald.com/news/article/2343
“He was only doing to her what her (white) forefathers had done to his ancestors”
Journalist Adrienne Carlisle recorded the comments during the trial, writing that Mavikele had broken into the white woman’s Port alfred home at night while she was asleep. Judge Mandela Makaula described Mavikela’s treatment of the white victim as ‘disgusting, demeaning, humiliating and appalling’ – both during the rape and during the trial in the Grahamstown High Court. The man had pleaded guilty to the double-rape — but first claimed in his testimony that ‘the devil made him do it’ and then insinuated his victim had “led him on”.
Mavikela broke into the unnamed 47-year-old white woman’s home armed with a knife, raped her twice and then robbed her of money and other possessions. During his testimony, he said ‘she had been dressed in a transparent nightgown and had encouraged him by smiling at him and standing close to him.’ The judge said however that it was ‘not humanly possible for a woman to behave this way after having been woken up by a strange man wielding a large knife. ‘ He described as ‘disgusting” that Mavikela could insinuate his victim had led him on. “It is humiliating and demeaning in the worst possible way.” He said Mavikela felt no remorse and had pleaded guilty only because the evidence was overwhelming.
Police had found his fingerprints at the scene and his DNA was found on swabs taken from the victim. Mavikela also pleaded guilty to attempted theft, housebreaking with intent to rob, and robbery with aggravating circumstances.
Makaula said that although Mavikela had ‘apologised’ for his actions, ‘his conduct in court had not been apologetic’.
The judge said he believed the victim’s evidence; that the rape was racially motivated: that Mavikele ‘harbours a hatred against our fellow white South Africans’…
She testified being terrified when she woke up to find Mavikela armed with a large knife in her home. She had begged for her life and told him she would do anything if he spared her life for the sake of her children. During the rape, Mavikela had told her he was only doing to her what her forefathers had done to his ancestors.
‘Rape was racially motivated: he poses a danger to the white race’
Makaula said Mavikela’s statements indicated the rape was racially motivated. “It indicates that, in this day and age, he harbours a hatred against our fellow white South Africans, particularly vulnerable women. He poses a danger to our communities, particularly to the white race.”
The woman told the court she felt ‘degraded, humiliated and dirty after the rape.’ She still suffered from anxiety and palpitations. The judge also slammed Mavikela’s suggestion that he had raped the woman because she was wearing a revealing and transparent nightgown.“She was in the sanctity of her own home and nothing precludes her from wearing such clothes or sleeping naked if she so wished. He intruded on her privacy.” The judge noted that although Mavikela was young, his long criminal record from 2001 showed ‘he was graduating to more serious offences and was a threat to the community. He had four previous theft convictions, two for assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and three for housebreaking.’ The judge also referred to Mavikela’s spectacular escape from the Port Alfred Magistrate’s Court in 2009. He had scaled a 2m-high wall with police in hot pursuit and had managed to remain free until June this year. Makaula said Mavikela was clearly not a good candidate for rehabilitation. “No sentence seems to deter him,” he said.
He sentenced him to life imprisonment for rape and a further 21 years for housebreaking, attempted theft and robbery with aggravating circumstances. http://www.peherald.com/news/article/2343