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Baby Blacks face rape charge

2012-06-25 08:27

Cape Town - South African police are investigating rape charges against members of New Zealand's Under-20 team after they lost to South Africa in the Junior World Championship, a police spokesperson said on Monday.

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"We are investigating a case of rape after a 22-year-old Cape Town woman alleged she was raped," said national police spokesperson Vish Naidoo.

"It is alleged the rape took place during the course of Friday night," he said.

The charge was laid on Saturday.

Earlier on Friday South Africa beat New Zealand 22-16 in the IRB Junior World Championship at Newlands stadium in Cape Town.

Four Baby Blacks players were involved in the incident, according to The New Age newspaper. Naidoo declined to say how many players were being investigated.

Forensic experts combed the Southern Sun Hotel Newlands on Saturday for DNA evidence in a hushed investigation, according to the newspaper.

The whole Baby Blacks team was allowed to leave South Africa after the New Zealands High Commission intervened, according to the newspaper.

"I can't go into details on that," said Naidoo.

Hotel staff told the newspaper the woman came to the hotel Friday night and told the front desk she was visiting a cousin. She knew the hotel players' rooms and had apparently met them before.

"According to some of my colleagues she was apparently drunk. And on Saturday morning she called her parents to fetch her at the hotel after claims that she was raped," a hotel employee told the publication.

"Her parents insisted on opening a case of rape. We are not certain that she was raped, but there was blood found on a sheet on a bed. The rugby players left the hotel at 12:00 am on Saturday."

Police are waiting "for the outcome of the forensic analysis", said Naidoo.

AFP

Comments
  • Harold - 2012-06-25 08:29

    It's probably revenge for getting raped themselves against the Bokkies.

      jason.children - 2012-06-25 08:32

      Thats not even nearly funny, n grap is n grap maar ............................nie man!

      Tom - 2012-06-25 08:34

      its not called rape, its surprise sex

      Shnez - 2012-06-25 08:36

      Thats a stupid F****** comment Harold! Really?!

      Tom - 2012-06-25 08:38

      actually it is a very sensible explanation by harold for why they would surprise her with sex

      Harold - 2012-06-25 08:45

      No man Tom! That's low even to my standards. (It's quite funny, though). To the rest: How often don't we hear things like this, while it's never substantiated.

      nzbro.allblack - 2012-06-25 10:06

      if this is true, those responsible should be extradited & punished to the full extent of your laws.No man should be allowed to get away with violating a woman in this manner no matter who he is.The dishonour to the jersey and being an ambassador of NZ makes it shameful & inexcusable. No amount of apology could restore her dignity and self respect! If proven to be true....We bow our heads in shame!

      cape.maori - 2012-06-25 10:11

      @NZ- well said and I agree with your sentiments!

      Harold - 2012-06-25 10:32

      Nzbro, I appreciate your attitude and everything you said, but why would you want to bow your head in shame? This is about actual New Zealanders.

      george.thysse - 2012-06-25 15:37

      Harold, you and Tom are sick. You need some serious help.

      Theo - 2012-06-26 07:47

      Harold and Tom ARE ONE AND THE SAME PERSON established only to harass others. GET A LIFE !

      Chris - 2012-06-26 08:24

      Sick little man, Rape is a heinous crime , withdraw your comment .

  • steveroodt - 2012-06-25 08:40

    Sex worker not being paid i might be wrong but Doubt it

  • Spear - 2012-06-25 08:41

    F#cking Animals!!! ( if it's true)

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-06-25 10:00

      welkom in onse cape, almal baie welkom...wag wag, lat ek ees my tanne insit voorek djulle wee groet...

      Spear - 2012-06-25 10:07

      jyt wee n tannie gesoen met gladde gums ne, die wat jy so suur is.

  • Tom - 2012-06-25 08:43

    how many teeth she got?

      Harold - 2012-06-25 08:48

      4, Like the rest of them Captonians.

      Jed - 2012-06-25 08:58

      Same as the average IQ of a Dutchman from Pretoria.

      Tom - 2012-06-25 09:24

      um, relevance vallem? haha was that aimed at me? not guilty on both counts, u however r guilty of being a dutchman from the cape

      Spear - 2012-06-25 09:34

      If the ANC nationalize your homes, dont come running to the Cape.. our doors will be closed.

      Jed - 2012-06-25 10:01

      Sorry tom, not a dutchman, I just cant spell for S*&t.

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-06-25 10:07

      @valliumpi- probeer jy di manne hierbo te beledig met 'dutchman'?? ai, vir 'n basterkie is jy nogal bekkig vanmore?? was jy een van di 4 haasbek kroesaders?? hulle gat jo vang,.. want jo sussie is ni baie gelukkig ni...

      Spear - 2012-06-25 10:27

      japijas haha wee vol grapies so vroeg in die more ne.

  • Boereroo - 2012-06-25 08:43

    Well it is the rape capital of the world. Probably get comments such as "Africa is not for sissies" etc.

      Spear - 2012-06-25 09:32

      Sad... but true !

  • shakes.tshabala - 2012-06-25 09:17

    Here are some unscrupulous Idiots on this blogs They don't not know how to respond on an article, don't know to respect another's opinion, are insulting, abusive and even racist at times. So many people are reading these blogs including children. Even foreigners read this. Why don't you refrain from passing stupid comments and keep quite. Remember it is Idiots that radars stupid comments, but you not an Idiot when keeping quite. This topic is so sensitive and look at the stupid comments. One can only surmise their mentality. PLEASE RESPECT THE VIEWS OF OTHERS!!!

      Tom - 2012-06-25 09:25

      this isn't ballet africa is not for sissies

      Harold - 2012-06-25 09:25

      I agree 100%, Shakes. Damn them idiots!

      heiku.staude - 2012-06-25 11:50

      Yes let's all go and and get some tutus and we can have a match of ballet. Brilliant idea Shakes.

  • Maria - 2012-06-25 10:09

    If you gonna go alone into a hotel room full of men/boys drunk - what do you expert?? some of the things happening to us ladies, really who do invite them.

      Tom - 2012-06-25 12:44

      when i am drunk, i just go have a pluk in the bathroom actually

  • thembelani.erasmus - 2012-06-25 10:31

    Mxm that girl knew wat she was doin at da hotel she had a deal with da guys..myb they gave her less money nw she openz a case o rape sum international plyers wil b scared to cum here if we gna accused them of such thngs lyk dis

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-06-26 02:35

      that's f'd up on so many levels

  • leeman.hess - 2012-06-25 11:38

    this is a made up story mahn! she cant remembe anything but she knows it was 4 guys?

  • pieter.leroux.77 - 2012-06-25 11:52

    Somehow I hope this is not true. Although our bitter rivals I always held the All Blacks and their younger counterparts in high esteem because for the most part they have been great ambassadors for the game. This will leave a big mark on that reputation.If it were the Aussies, another story...

      Caleb - 2012-06-26 03:29

      Of course its not true, surely anyone can see this is just a money making exercise.

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