Man beheads daughters rapist

Katherine - posted on 03/31/2011 ( 42 moms have responded )




A famous former rugby player has been arrested in South Africa after allegedly butchering at least three people to death with an axe.

A newspaper claimed the unnamed 34-year-old sportsman had launched a murderous rampage in revenge after his daughter was gang-raped and infected with HIV.

Afrikaans daily Beeld reported that one of the star's alleged victims had been decapitated during a string of brutal attacks which happened last week near Durban in South Africa's eastern KwaZulu-Natal province.
The un-named former South African rugby star allegedly stalked his victims around Durban for days before hacking them to death with an axe

The un-named former South African rugby star allegedly stalked his victims around Durban for days before hacking them to death with an axe

It is believed the man's head was found at least a mile away from his body in a separate suburb of the Indian Ocean city.

Police spokesman Vincent Mdunge told South Africa's Sowetan newspaper the sportsman was being held in custody after being arrested yesterday.

The star is due to appear in court tomorrow to face three charges of murder and one of attempted murder in relation to a fourth alleged victim named Khangelani Mdluli, who managed to escape.

Lieutenant Colonel Mdunge said: 'When they pounced on him they found an axe, which we believe is the murder weapon, clothes with blood stains and a hired car that we suspect he could have used during the alleged attacks.


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'He is currently being detained in one of our police stations.

'We can't disclose where for security reasons.

'He will be charged formally with three counts of murder with aggravating circumstances and one of attempted murder.'

Police said the man was arrested in a planned raid on a residential property at around 1.30am yesterday.

He is accused of stalking his victims over several days in townships and slum suburbs around Durban before hacking them to death with an axe.

Detectives announced details of the horrific killing spree last week and appealed for information on the brutal crimes.

Investigating officers then said the incidents had happened between last Sunday and Wednesday in the Durban districts of Yellowood Park, Lamontville and Umbilo.
Escape: Siyanda Khumalo says he narrowly avoided being the fourth victim of the rugby player

Escape: Siyanda Khumalo says he narrowly avoided being the fourth victim of the rugby player

Detectives said they were convinced the same man had been responsible for at least three murders and that it was likely he could have also earlier claimed a fourth victim.

One of the dead men was named as Paulos Hlongwa, a 46-year-old whose body was found last week in Merebank.

Police said his head was later discovered in a dustbin more than a mile away.

The decomposing bodies of the other victims were found later last week.

Police spokesman Anton Booysen said one of them had been almost fully-decapitated.

He added: 'His head was hanging by nothing more than a nerve.'

It is believed yesterday's arrest came after officers received a tip-off from members of the public.

Local media today reported that the sportsman had played for the top-flight Blue Bulls rugby side, based in Pretoria.

Under South African law police are not permitted to name a suspect in a crime until they have appeared in court.

However officials indicated it was likely the star's identity could be publicly withheld even after tomorrow's scheduled hearing, in order to protect the dignity of his daughter following the speculation she had been raped.

Meanwhile some fear the tragedy could create fresh fissures in South Africa's fragile race relations.

The vast majority of South African rugby stars are white and it is possible the suspect could be accused of deliberately targeting black victims.

Meanwhile, the suggestion that he was acting out of revenge for his daughter's alleged rape could spark a new debate about the effect of crime in a country where many live in constant fear of violence.
The unnamed rugby star is thought to be an ex player of the Blue Bulls, a South African rugby union side whose Loftus Versfeld stadium was used in the 2010 football World Cup

The unnamed rugby star is thought to be an ex player of the Blue Bulls, a South African rugby union side whose Loftus Versfeld stadium was used in the 2010 football World Cup

Blue Bulls spokesman Ian Schwartz was this morning unavailable to comment on the arrest as he was travelling with the team to New Zealand.

The premier league side is based in Pretoria and enjoys a huge cult following among mainly-white fans, among whom it is known by its Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle.

The Bulls compete each year in South Africa's Currie Cup league and are one of the most successful of the country's domestic teams.

This afternoon it was reported that the arrested former player lived in South Africa's Eastern Cape province and had been visiting relatives in Durban.

The Cape Argus said the star's identity was known by journalists but would be withheld to protect his daughter.

The newspaper also published an interview with a man believed to have narrowly escaped the axe killer.

Durban resident Khangelani Mdluli, 27, told police he was walking through the city's Lamontville suburb last Tuesday when a man approached him in his car.

In comments reported by the Argus, Mr Mdluli said the man accused him of raping his daughter before lunging at him with an axe.

He said: 'He stopped the car, jumped out with an orange plastic bag and walked down the road towards me.

'I continued walking but I looked at the plastic bag.

'He said to me: 'Did you know we would ever meet? You think I'm stupid. You infected my daughter with HIV'.'

Mr Mdluli said the man then pulled an axe out of a bag we was carrying and slammed it down towards his head.

He said: 'As the axe came down towards my head, I ducked and it scratched my stomach.

'I started running down the road as he followed me and swore at me.

'He eventually gave up and turned back to head to his car, which was parked up the road.'

The alleged victim said he ran straight home after the incident, which had left him traumatised.

He added: 'The incident has really affected me.

'I don't feel at ease when I am working night shift and have to walk home. I am scared and I don't feel safe.'

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What do you think? Was he justified? With all of the violence going on there how does this make you feel?


Tiffany - posted on 03/31/2011




Flame me if you want, but I can't blame Daddy for going after his daughter's rapists. If anyone ever touched my children... oh, they would need some serious ICU care. I wouldn't kill them, but I'd beat them to a pulp. I just hope he got the right men.

Desiree - posted on 04/01/2011




I live here in South Africa and if you knew exactly the response we get from our cops who don't do very much but sit on thier big fat asses and eat when they should be helping the public. Maybe you would understand how some of us may feel. Our wives, sisters, Daughter and grandmothers are attacked and raped in thier own homes and nothing gets done. Some Visitor comes over from another country gets themselves killed and we have results in a matter of days never mind weeks.I fully understand what that man did and to be honest I feel very sorry for him. In order to get something done you have to cross palms and someone explain to me how someone who cheats on his tax gets bail of R 100 000.00 and 10 years prison and yet a murderer get bail of R5 000.00 and no jail time because he has give the right people the right amounts and the docet has vanished. It's easy to talk about justice when not in the situation. This is what we a South African's live with every day, The men who kills and rapes are never found, but the murders of Divanie's Wife are. So how is it justice when only the High profile cases are dealt with. JUB JUB (SA singer) killed 4 high School kids and he is still out of prison. Nope i truely feel for this man and understand exactly his reasons. Especially knowing that when he went to the cops to reports his daughters rape they probably took her statement and did absolutly nothing about it. Makes you think doesn't it?

Lisa - posted on 04/22/2012




You know if laws were realistic and they put these scumbags away for life i think i might let it go. But in most cases the penalty for raping someone is a f-ing joke.

Desiree - posted on 04/02/2011




Ashley the story of the guy beheading people is true enough that he is an ex-rugby player is also true. But What is not true is that he has a daughter, we still don't know where that can from, But think that could have been a mix up about someone elses daughter. Which is very possible because rape and gang rapes are very prevelent where the incident happens. The Squatter Camps in South Africa are no go areas and very unsafe for anyone. But the minute I hear something I will let you know.

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Katherine - posted on 04/22/2012




I would have done the same thing had it been MY daughter. Except I probably would have shot off his penis or something gruesome like that.

**Jackie** - posted on 04/17/2012




A very dear friend of my family is in jail right now for going to the home of the man who raped his 6 year old daughter and getting revenge. His daughter was found at this man's house (she was there playing with his daughter) and she was crying and bleeding from her vagina. When the mother picked her up (and I didn't get the details on how she was notified or who called her) she immediately called the police and her husband. The husband went to the hospital, stayed all night, prayed, and plotted. The little girl told the police the horrific story and from what I heard, dad got right up and left and went back to the man's house. He beat him to death with his bear hands. He is now in jail for 15 years and has to serve 85%.

When I read the story in the paper and then his wife told me everything I couldn't help but cheer in my head and think of him smiling in that cell. It has been about 6 years and his daughter in still in therapy and takes medication to help her sleep at night. It makes me sick to even write this.

I agree with MeMe though, it would take everything in me to not beat the living hell out of those monsters but the thought of our good old justice system taking me away from my daughter would be enough deterrence

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 04/17/2012




I would definitely want to rip them apart from head to toe. However, I would have to think of my daughter and my son. What good would I be, if I were in jail for the rest of my life? I could not be there to help support my daughter through such a horrific experience. My son would lose his Mom. This would not be fair to either of them.

Even though, I would have murderous thoughts and would probably go and beat the shit out of them with my bat, I would have to let them remain breathing. Not for me and what I would want to do to them but for my children, that need me to be on the outside. ;)

However, I in no way blame this father. I can see how it would make you flip that switch. It is a fucking terrible crime. I can only hope his daughter is OK and has been able to seek the help she would so need. Poor sweet thing and poor Dad... :(


Now I knew this was an old thread but I had neglected to read anyone's responses. Now I see, the story in the OP was incorrect, as it sounds from other responses the media "fucked up"... Oh well, I still feel the same way, if it had been my child... ;)

Jennifer - posted on 04/17/2012




I'll just go by the story print here as being acurate......

While I would definitly have murderous thoughts, I could not plan out this kind of attack. IF they were not going to be punished.......well, I would probably do something, but by then murder woud not come to mind, it would be closer to removing body parts. Now, if I caught them in the act, God have mercy on their souls..............

NICOLE - posted on 04/17/2012




I'm not above anything. If someone hurt one of my children I would seek them out and kill them. Wouldn't think twice about it, and would smile everyday when I woke up knowing my child would never have to worry that person would hurt them again. The only issue would be who got there first!

Sharon - posted on 04/03/2011




gee, you mean he didn't have a gun and he thought this out before hand, got a weapon, tracked these people down and killed them? Gosh thats fucking unheard of.

Good job dad. but your daughter is going to miss you while fucked up on hiv/aids meds. she could've used your support.

that kind of violence doesn't worry or scare me at all. I'm not about to gang rape someone's child so I think I'm good.

Candice - posted on 04/03/2011




While an eye for an eye is wrong, I have a special hatred for rapists. Those dudes would have had their nuts chopped off pretty damn quick if I had a say in that. Oh and if anyone did anything to my baby, heads would be rolling off at lightspeed.

Trish - posted on 04/03/2011




Even though this rugby player might not have a daughter...I'll still answer your question. It's human nature...If somebody violated my baby...I would kill them. I would be enraged that they stolen my child's innocence. People that do those kind of things to children should be killed.

I just watched a video clip of Shaniya Davis the 5 year old girl that got murdered a couple of years ago. It breaks my heart that people out there hurt children and get away with it. Yeah they go to prison but that's just wasting tax payers money. If I had my dream justice system. Pedophiles/Rapists would get their balls chopped off become Eunuchs. Thieves would go to work and pay the victim back whatever they stole or damaged. Non Violent Drug users go into rehab. Serial killers need to be killed the same exact way they killed their victims. The punishment should fit the crime. And I guess for the father...beheading these guys is the consequence they must reap for what they done.

Casey - posted on 04/02/2011




Hmmmm even though what he did was wrong I am kind of backing the poor father here, he must have felt so much hatred and anger at what was done to his daughter to go on this rampage, I'm not saying what he did is right but I honestly can't blame him for what he did, I know if someone touched one of my children I would want to kill them too. I think it is just a very sad situation all round and many lives have been ruined because of it :(

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What i am confused.

Which is nothing knew for me lol but there is no daughter???

Hes using a story to make what he did look better or is this story real at all??

Desiree - posted on 04/01/2011




@ Katherine it seems so, apparently it;s become one of those cases of insanity seems to have played a roll. But I will let you know else comes up in the news. It looks as though the Media didn't do their homework properly or managed to get 2 cases mixed up. Because according to the rules of our Country you can't mention the name of a parent if the child is under age and this man has been named as Joseph Ntshongwana and at the age of 34 is a little on the young side to have a child over the age of 16 especially if he was a pro rudgy player. They start having families in their mid 20's. He has been sent of Pschological evaluation. Who knows maybe he had one hit to many to the head. Rudgy is a dangerous sport and has been known to kill.

Alexis - posted on 04/01/2011




As long as the people he killed were guilty I totally understand and even agree with him, what sucks is that his daughter won't have a dad now. I don't understand the *cases you put there, were they victims of the rugby player or the gang rapers?

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I only skimmed and w/ some of the later responses it sounds like this story may not even be entirely factual?

Anyway, I'll just respond as if it is..... I feel for the man and the pain he would have if this happened to his daughter, but that doesn't make murder ok. If you are really thinking of your kid.... don't do something that is going to risk you being put in jail and taken away from them at a time in their lives when they will need you the most.

Bonnie - posted on 04/01/2011




I understand he is mad they hurt his daughter, but by him going after the guy in a way he showing that violence is okay as long as it's not towards his daughter. He should have just let the police take care of the situation.

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I would feel like ripping his head off with my bear hands. If that were my daughter.:-(

Feeling it YES, its a normal reaction to feel like you want to hurt the person who hurt your loved one.

Although doing it for real, i could not.

Its a horrible and very sad story.

The overwhelming need to protect our children can be very dangerous indeed.

Desiree - posted on 04/01/2011




according to new reports (Which are making me wonder why it has taken so long to surface) There is no daughter although this story could be confused with any number of other stories and hence the rape. It is now becoming a case of the damned media has now caused a mockery because they don't have the story straight. Right now it seems as though this man is insane and has a history of mental illness so it looks like these people were completely innocent.

Desiree - posted on 04/01/2011




There seems to be conflicting reports regarding this starting to emerge will keep you up to date.

Katherine - posted on 04/01/2011




@ Desiree, I am aware of how things go down there hence my comment earlier in this post. I have read a lot about Darfur and other parts and I know they aren't quick to do ANYTHING, they let their own people suffer for crying out loud!!!!! They think their own military is on their side only to find out they are not. Oh I could go on and on.

Desiree - posted on 04/01/2011




Here is an Idea of the average news in my area. Double Murder in 6th Avenue (my street) When family home is broken into and the thieves kill owner and guest. Police Raid on popular resurant where several patrons are beaten by the cops, Snake park is robbed of several Poisonus snakes. Mother and Daughter are raped and murdered outside their home. Farmers are killed on thier Farms. Police Chief facing charges of corruption.Head of Crimes unit facing charges of Murder. Young man body found in ditch. house of safety goes up in Flames 1 arrested for arson. Taxi Accident 10 peopl killed. Hijacking baby taken. hijacking man looses life. Strike municipal workers strike for 6 weeks, leaving the town stinking because 7 shop stewards where fired for asult at a Disciplinary hearing. The bad elements are holding my country for ransom, my government is only thinking of votes (its a voting year here) and the people are suffering....And yes if i were him I would go after those people the only difference is they would be alive and unable to ever function normally again and I would be arrested but not for all the right reasons for all the wrong ones...But it would be a high profile case though woulnd't it?

Pia - posted on 04/01/2011




This is an incredibly sad story. Now this poor girl who got rape has to live with HIV and a father who could go to jail for murder.
I completely understand the fathers urge for revenge, but the way he killed them is just sooo brutal! But at the same time I'm sitting here thinking "poor guy"!

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Yes, makes me think. But however much i was tempted (and I would be!) I am a civilised person and I would never sink to that bestial level.

Sarah - posted on 04/01/2011




I agree with Kathy.
While I would feel like killing someone that hurt my girls.......I would NEVER actually follow through with it! Nor would I expect anyone else to on my behalf.

I don't see the point in creating even more violence.

I think revenge and sinking to the same level as them just keeps the violent cycle going around..........I like to think I'm above that. :)

Nikki - posted on 04/01/2011




I want to be diplomatic and say that he should not have taken the law into his own hands, but the mother in me would want to do the exact same thing if it was my daughter.

A time to kill is so sad Keli, how hot was Matthew Mc whatever his name is back then. mmmmm

Stifler's - posted on 03/31/2011




did he actually kill the guys who did it? because good on him if he did.

Mel - posted on 03/31/2011




th rapists deserve what they get. I think everyone wants to do something in these situations but its probably best to let things be done the right way. Your not help to your child if your locked away in jail becuase youve killed the person who hurt them

Joanna - posted on 03/31/2011




I would do the same if anyone ever touched my daughters. That being said, I would expect and accept the punishment, so I am hoping he does too. Murder is murder, regardless of how justifiable it may seem.

Tinker1987 - posted on 03/31/2011




this reminds me of that movie "a time to kill" i believe...samue l jackson.

Charlie - posted on 03/31/2011




As much as I don't condone the fathers actions I really don't feel sympathetic to the rapists .......You know Karma and all that *shrug*

Tinker1987 - posted on 03/31/2011




Yeah,a few years ago in Alberta a man Beheaded another man on a greyhound,they had NO interaction what so ever the guy just singled him out and murdered him he was definetly unstable and was using that as a way to get out of jail trying to say the voices in his head told him to do it. Gross!

Katherine - posted on 03/31/2011




Yeah he really lost it huh? I can see the strain of living there coming out in this one man. The wars, the rapes on women, the horrible crimes....yep.

Tinker1987 - posted on 03/31/2011




very sad what happened to his daughter but if he does a crime he should do the time. perhaps the man is mentally unstable too bring himself too do such a act of crime.

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