Cape man jailed for raping, killing niece

Johannesburg - A man was handed two life sentences by the Western Cape High Court for kidnapping, raping, and killing his 11-year-old niece, the NPA said on Monday.

Andrew Davids was sentenced to two life terms and 10 years direct imprisonment for the crimes against 11-year-old Tasneem Fischer, Western Cape National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said in a statement.

The sentences would run concurrently.

The girl's aunt was married to Davids and they became estranged.

"Mr Davids told Judge President John Hlophe that he was reconciling with his wife, Stephlin Fischer, but the grandmother was not accepting his attempts to make amends with his wife."

On 18 February 2014 Davids went to Mannenberg with the intention of killing his wife, he said.

He waited for his estranged wife along the route she took to work.

"Fortunately for her, she was ill on that day and did not go to work. Mr Davids waited until early evening."

While waiting he saw the girl and called her.

"He decided that he would hurt the little girl in order to hurt his wife and the grandmother. He was aware that the deceased was her grandmother's favourite child," Ntabazalila said.

Davids kidnapped her and took her to Ysterplaat by train.

When they arrived in Ysterplaat, he took her to a dilapidated building at the Maitland Centre Core building, where he raped her anally.

"He then put a tie around her neck and strangled her until she lost consciousness. While she was lying on the floor, he took a large cement block and threw it repeatedly on her head. He repeated that until he was satisfied that she was dead."

After killing her, Davids went home, washed, changed into clean clothes and handed himself to police.

"The deceased paid the ultimate price for a dispute between adults that had nothing to do with her. The NPA is satisfied with the sentence and will continue its fight to ensure justice for the most vulnerable in our society."

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Sesame Macala 2014-08-18 11:39:12 PM
Mickey Meji 2014-08-19 05:47:31 AM
This man is sick! What on earth is happening to the world? Wash we need to remedy this fast!
Bonnie Cape 2014-08-19 08:18:27 AM
"Raped anally." What goes around comes around. Enjoy prison, dog.
Amanda Terblanche 2014-08-19 08:42:53 AM
how sick!! hope this piece of scum not worthy of being called a human wrots in prison and that he never sees the light of day!!
Amanda Terblanche 2014-08-19 08:44:55 AM
my 14 year old son yesterday said very angry after watching the news and hearing all a these sick pigs BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY!! he knows what this country needs.
Rakesh Panday 2014-08-19 09:33:18 AM
What a sick mofo. Hope he gets to spend eternity in hell
Daniel Mogale 2014-08-19 10:56:48 AM
bring back death penalty
Edward Douglas Beesley 2014-08-19 04:43:04 PM
Only ne way to force the state to reinstate the death penalty: got to shut the country down, no work, no flights, no ships, nothing - only essential services at hospitals, etc. The rest total absolute shutdown. Then demand death penalty and retrospectively so all these murdering scum can brought out and strung up in public in front of the Union buildings, including Donovan Moodley, the Flower Gang, the Viana family murderers, etc. etc. Then we get the country going again, and I guarantee you there won't be many more murders ...
Shayne Janks Nicolas 2014-08-20 01:20:33 PM
I am becoming a firm believer in mob justice! I think men like this should be handed to mothers and wives and we will show him what pain is.