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Peter Roebuck Suicide: Itai Gondo, A Sissy And Burying The Man

by | 17th, November 2011

PETER Roebuck Suicide : When Peter Roebuck, the former Somerset cricket captain committed suicide, the media lost one of their own. Now Itai Gondo has something to say.

Greg Baum:

He was a loyal friend who felt the pain of others as acutely as only the highly intelligent do.

Tim Blair is cutting :

That’s why Roebuck  caned teenage boys, presumably. Because he was so intelligent.

The investigation into why Roebuck leapt from the six-floor window of his South African hotel has not been included. But the Sun has all the facts it needs:

A STUDENT whose sex complaint sparked the suicide of ex-England cricketer Peter Roebuck told yesterday how he was “groomed” online.

That’s why he did it…says the Sun . Case closed.

Itai Gondo, 26, claimed TV pundit Roebuck spent days on Facebook luring him into a meeting, signing himself “dad” and offering to help with college fees. But Gondo told police he was subjected to a sex attack after meeting at a hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. And Roebuck, 55, leapt 70ft to his death after officers arrived to arrest him. The alleged victim, a cash-strapped refugee from Zimbabwe, was left so traumatised he considered taking his OWN life.

The Sun lays it on with a trowel.

IT student Gondo approached Roebuck through a uni pal who knew one of 17 “adopted sons” who live at the cricket expert’s home in Pietermaritzburg. He agreed to a meeting after a series of web chats, unaware Roebuck got a 2001 suspended sentence for beating three young men’s buttocks with a cane.

Google, Gondo. You work in IT. Google it.

During the exchanges, Roebuck — in Cape Town for a Test match — invited Gondo to call him “dad”, spoke of his devotion to his “sons” and offered his help. But when Gondo agreed to meet, he signed off saying: “OK my boy, bring stick in case I need to beat you!”

Gondo claimed they chatted for two hours in a plush suite before Roebuck pinned him to the bed and launched a sickening sex assault. Gondo said: “I was in shock and told myself that it couldn’t be happening.”

The attack only stopped when Gondo’s phone rang and bachelor Roebuck apologised. The horrified student fled, but received a Facebook message from Roebuck next day saying: “Worried bout u, hope u ok.” Gondo replied days later, telling him: “One day the long arm of the law will catch up with your evil misdeeds.”

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