Sunday, 6 May 2012

South Africa 'Rape'

Morning Everyone :)

Remember the piece I wrote on the 'mentally deranged 17-year old' teenager that was raped in April in South Africa...Well, here's an update on her story...

Thankfully, justice has prevailed...She is in good hands right now and her attackers are being dealt with...Here's a report about it from CNN.

"Four minors accused in a brutal videotaped gang rape of a mentally disabled teenager were released on $67 bail Thursday, their lawyer said. The boys fear for their safety and will not be returning to their homes because of anger in the community, lawyer William Karam told CNN. 
A South African court has already determined that three of the four will face full prosecution. The court has not made a ruling on how to prosecute the fourth minor suspect, a 13-year-old. South African law presumes children up to the age of 14 to be "criminally incapable.  
Prosecutor Carina Coetzee said the four minors were placed under house arrest according to the South  
African Press Association. The four are among eight suspects charged with kidnapping and raping the girl. Three are adult teenagers seen on the video and the other suspect is a 37-year-old man who was found with the victim. It is unlikely that he will be granted bail."
Statistics has shown that a woman is raped every 26 seconds in South Africa according to local aid groups. In Gauteng 

province, where Johannesburg is located, one in every five 

rapes is a gang rape, according to women's rights activist Lisa 


(Chilling statistics) really pray something is done about this...

He said something that I'm still thinking about...'When an environment accepts a behaviour as a norm, you don't pay much attention to it'

Sadly, that's the truth...

I hope everyone speaks about this...Yes, we are the change we want to see in the world.

Have a beautiful Sunday...

Thanks for reading...