Masturbating boys cause a stir - 07/01/2005 12:24 - (SA)
Riot Hlatshwayo and Glacier Nkhwashu
Tzaneen - Sexily-dressed women in a small Limpopo town have fallen prey to a group of teenage street kids that masturbate in public whenever they see them.
One woman, 24-year-old Gloria Shingange, had an embarrassing moment on Thursday when the boys drooled over her at the Tzaneen Mall because she was wearing a mini-skirt.
"They followed me around the mall with their hands inside their trousers. I walked out of the mall and when I stopped at the robot next to the Tzaneen police station they shouted saying I was attractive," Shingage said.
She said the boys took out their penises and started masturbating in full view of everyone while groaning in ecstasy.
Cops just laughed
"One of them said my legs were sexy. He then closed his eyes, grimaced and shouted at the top of his voice in apparent enjoyment of what he was doing," said Shingange.
"He held up his penis for everyone to see and started masturbating," she added.
"I was very embarrassed. They stopped traffic and all eyes were on me."
Shingange's embarrassment was however not going to end there.
The incident sent police officers at the Tzaneen station into stitches as she tried to open a case of public indecency.
The police allegedly refused to open a case, claiming that the street kids didn't commit any offence because they didn't touch her.
"They told me straight in the face that they were not taking my complaint because I wasn't raped," said Shingange.
Mopani police spokesperson Superintendent Moatshe Ngoepe said he wasn't aware of the matter.
"This is an act of public indecency and cannot be tolerated," Ngoepe said.
"Anyone who tries to open a case of any kind at a police station and finds no help must not leave the station without speaking to the station commissioner," he added.
Some people however have a different view.
Vegetable vendor Mthavini Khoza said she condoned the boys' action.
"These boys are doing the right thing because their actions are likely to reduce the tendencies of wearing 3cm (sic) skirts in public and embarrass every woman," she said.
"I wish they rape them one day so they may start respecting their bodies," Khoza said.
One of the boys, a 14-year-old whose name cannot be revealed because of his age, had no qualms to speak about the incident.
"I feel very happy after masturbating next to a woman with beautiful legs and wearing see-through clothes," the boy said.
"There is no girl out there who wants a filthy glue-sniffing street kid so the only way to relieve our sexual appetite is to masturbate," he explained