Judge Mabel Jansen said the gang-rape of babies, girls and women was seen as a "pleasurable" pastime. Political parties rushed to condemn the messages, which sparked fresh outrage after a series of recent internet postings underlined racial tensions in South Africa, 22 years after the end of apartheid rule.
"In their culture a woman is there to pleasure them. Period," wrote Judge Mabel Jansen, who sits in the High Court in the capital Pretoria. Jansen added, "I still have to meet a black girl who was not raped at about 12. I am dead serious."
Murder is also is not a biggy. And gang rapes of baby, daughter and mother (are) a pleasurable pastime.
In some of the messages she refers to the writer Gillian Schutte who exposed Jansen's posts. The opposition Democratic Alliance party said it would report the messages to the country's Judicial Services Commission to be investigated. Her comments were "not only hurtful and demeaning", but undermined "the dignity of our people," the party said.