Horrific find of 8-year old’s body on the East Rand

childrape3The partly burnt body of an eight-year-old boy has been found in a field in the Ramaphosa informal settlement on the East Rand, police said on Tuesday.

“The boy was found dead with socks stuffed in his mouth and a … Read the rest

‘Torture, murder of gay man not linked to other gay murders’

law4“I told (the court) that as a family we were prepared to forgive them. It will help give us closure,” said Anchen Jooste about the two men who had been sentenced for the brutal murder of her gay brother, Barney … Read the rest

On the prejudices of ‘progressives’

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by Dan Roodt

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My first question upon reading this sorry little ego trip from a Daily Maverick columnist who obviously thinks she deserves the Nobel prize for literature in a … Read the rest

‘SA’ is for Sadists’ Apocalypse

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In a recent article in the Sunday Independent, Gillian Schutte mistakenly blames so-called “white conservative narratives” for the appalling sexual violence that is sweeping South Africa … Read the rest

Black man gets life for sadistic rape, torture, murder of white pensioner

Curious onlookers outside the Kei Mouth Magistrate's Court where the trial was taking place. Video still: Despatch Online
Curious onlookers outside the Kei Mouth Magistrate’s Court where the trial was taking place. Video still: Despatch Online

A black man who raped and tortured to death elderly Kei Mouth resident Anne Roebert was yesterday sentenced to two life terms … Read the rest

Why I am ashamed of being South African

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By definition, excess stands outside reason. (Georges Bataille)

South Africa is known as the rape and murder capital of the world. But that sounds almost anodyne, telling … Read the rest

The West’s slippery slope to sadism

20 May 1983, Civilians killed in Church St bomb attack, with the help of Britain, The Netherlands and Sweden

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If one were to take a bird’s eye view of the changes that took place in Western nations … Read the rest

Is South Africa the next Liberia?

by Dan Roodt

I ended off my last column with a reference to “the dark eye of Africa”, a term used by Laurens van der Post in his eponymous lecture in 1954. Following in the footsteps of Van der Post, … Read the rest