Former rugby star charged over axe rampageA former South African rugby star has been charged with three axe murders allegedly committed to avenge the gang rape of his daughter.
The 34-year-old former Blue Bulls player faces three charges of murder and one of attempted murder after one of his victims escaped, the Afrikaan newspaper Beeld reported.
The murders happened after the former player found out his daughter had been infected with HIV during a gang rape in Durban.
Khangelani Mdluli, 27, from Durban told the Argus newspaper in Capetown he narrowly avoided becoming the fourth victim of the axe attack.
Mdluli said a man stopped his car and approached him saying, "Did you know we would ever meet? You think I'm stupid, you infected my daughter with HIV". The murder suspect then allegedly lunged at Mdluli with an axe.
Mdluli said he tried to avoid the swinging axe, which grazed his stomach, and was able to run away from his attacker.
After the failed attack on Mdluli the former rugby player allegedly killed 46-year-old Paulos Hlongwa, a security guard at a KFC.
Hlongwa's body was decapitated, with his head found in a rubbish bin 2km away from his body.
Another victim was found last week with the head only being attached to his body "by a nerve," police said.
No information is available on the third victim.
Durban police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Vincent Mdunge said the former provincial rugby player was arrested after a tip-off from a member of the public.
Lt-Col Mdunge said police found the accused with an axe which they believe to be the murder weapon as well as clothes with blood stains.
Police have alleged the former Bulls player stalked his victims around Durban before going on the axe rampage.
This is not the first time a Bulls player has been in trouble with the law, another player, Jacobus Roux, is awaiting trial after allegedly beating a police officer to death last year.
31 Mar 2011From the above mentioned article, the player has alleged that his daughter had been gang raped.
If this was true, then there should have been some court time for the perpetrators. From the information in the article, there is NO mention of any court time. If there was then could the courts have let them go free?
If so, then the Bulls player has taken justice into his own hands after no satisfaction from the legal system.
If there has been court time, and the people involved set free, then does this mean that the courts support gang rape?
In Australia, there have also been many cases where gang rape has occurred, by Middle Eastern or Muslim men against 'western' (Australian nationals) women, and cases have been dismissed.