Blog 59 (25th January 2012)

Who Is Steve Heath
A Message To The President of South Africa.
Factors Contributing To The Increase In Child Rape.
A Proposed Solution To Stopping The Rape And Sexual Abuse Of Children in SA.

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To make a donation to or information on any of the organisations involved in assisting victims of child rape and abuse, please click on one of the following links:

Bobbi Bear Foundation (KwaZulu-Natal)
The Teddy Bear Clinic (Gauteng)
The TygerBear Foundation (Western Cape)
GRIP (Mpumalanga)
StepThru (Gauteng)

  • Tips by ‘Rape Wise’ – ‘Eye on the child – A Safety and Protection Manual’ A MUST read by all parents – Blog 55
  • To see the ‘Buddy and Me’ scheduled itinerary details for the period 30th August – 4th October 2011 see blog 50
  • To read the shocking details of the Upington horror story – The Hynie Dick Story – regarding the ‘Upington savage pedophile’ see blog 35
  • To read details of the ‘savage’ the police are looking for in connection with the rape of a 3 year little girl, see blog 39
  • To read the heart breaking story by a mother (Cathy Kenney) of the rape of  her 3 year-old daughter see blog 38
  • To read the storey of Natasha who at 10 years-of age was brutally raped and murdered and after serving a very short portion of his sentence, the ‘State’ wants to release the savage who did it, from prison, see blog 10 (November 2010)
  • To read ‘Birds’ story about her incredible courage to face her ‘step-father’ who she looked up to and loved as a ‘father’ who abused her and her love, as told by her mother – Elise – see blog 42

Firstly I would like to wish all the followers of the ‘Buddy and Me’ project a happy New Year and hope that you all have a wonderful 2012. I am hoping to get the necessary support in order to undertake ‘Buddy and Me-project 4 – The Final Chapter’ which I hope to commence in April 2012 and intend for it to take 16 months to complete.

 The reason for this is that it is my message to our esteemed government that focusing 16 days – as in their 16 days of activism in December – is nowhere near good enough if they are serious about eradicating the rape and sexual abuse of children and woman from our society, so I will be focussing 16 months on pressing home this point.

 Secondly I would like to bring you up to speed on the Natasha Sukdeo case (Blog 58). Due to pressure from the attorneys representing Sharon (Natasha’s mother), the ‘authorities have once again postponed the parole hearing of the piece of human waist who brutally raped and murdered the innocent little 10 year old, so that is one great bit of news for the new year.

Unfortunately our esteemed government is once again putting their big foot deep into the dwang by wanting to release yet another two pieces of human garbage from prison where they deserve to stay and rot for the remainder of their natural lives. So here is the Alison Botha’s storey.

Dear Friends

I have the deepest admiration for Alison Botha, some of you might know who she is, but please bear my five minutes to inform you if you don’t! 

In December 1994, Alison was abducted outside her home by two men who raped, stabbed and disembowelled her, finally slashing her throat 16 times to make sure she was dead. No-one could have believed that anyone with such severe injuries could live.  But Alison defied death. And more than that, she denied her attackers the satisfaction of destroying her life. 

The manner in which she survived, her inner strength and determination, her lack of bitterness, and her serenity and humility captured the attention of everyone who heard her story and she has become the inspiration to millions of people in South Africa and around the globe.  

Alison’s story “I HAVE LIFE – Alison’s Journey”, was one of the first books of its kind to be published in South Africa, a country where rape statistics are among the highest in the world and is an invaluable survival guide.

But now… fast forward to 2012 there is a possibility that the two men who attack her… Theuns Kruger and Frans du Toit can be release on parole!!

According to new legislation, which came into effect in June last year, all prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment before 2004 could apply for parole if they had already served 13 years and four months of their sentences.  Furthermore it is alleged that the final decision rests with minister of correctional services, me. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.  IS the minister going to be sane of mind and say no to the release of these monsters?  When are we, the law abiding citizens of South Africa going to stand up and say:  With all respect – are you out of your mind?? Look what these two men did to this woman?? We don’t care if the new legislation say they may be release!!!

Well, for one, I am going to stand up!!  I cannot sit ideally by and not speak up.  THUS, if you believe like me that this is just insane, please add your name underneath and spread to all your friends.  PLEASE don’t say these petitions never work, because you will never know!!! 

By 15 February I will deliver all signatures this petition myself to the minister of correctional services.

If you reach a 100 signature with your name, please return to!!!

1.      Nicky Morrison

 2.      Adelle van der Merwe

 3.      Zoey van der Merwe

 4.      Jayden van der Merwe

 5.       Charmein Smit

 6. Lennie Smit

 7.  Danielle Smit 

 8. Niadene Miles

 9. Schalk Campher

 10. Kiran Govender

 11. William Miles

 12. Chalotte Miles

 13. Emily Miles

 14. Oliver Miles

 15. Samuel Miles

16. Wendy van der Linde
17. Antonie van der Linde
18. Kyle van der Linde
19. Brandon van der Linde
20. Rachel van der Linde

21. Louise Brits, Bloemfontein, SA

22. Charlene Gous

23. Ronél Feichtenschlager 

 24.   Nikki Chistolini 

25.   Lynn Fernandes

26.    Barbette Bonthuys

27.  Judy Sacks 

28. Jean Borrelli 

29. Laura de Sousa

30 Alida Pienaar

31 Kobus Pienaar

32 Barend de Jager

33. Karen du Toit

34. Ettienne Starke

35. Chantell Starke

36 Steve Heath

Caring regards from

Buddy (The Beach Buggy)


Me’ (Steve Heath)

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