Limpopo man wants to reward virgins

By Drum Digital
26 February 2014

A 29-year-old man from Limpopo is organising a challenge to reward virgin women with cash rewards and gold medals, according to news reports.

The Times reports that Rabelani Ramali, has promised to reward women who retain their virginity with gold medals and cash prizes of up to R100,000.

"This is to encourage young women to keep their virginity so that together we can eradicate the chances of being infected with sexually transmitted illnesses and unwanted pregnancies," he said.

Rabelani, of Phiphidi village, in Vhembe district, has fathered five children - by four women - out of wedlock.

He came up with the concept in November and registered his NGO with the Department of Social Development.

Gold, silver and bronze medals are also proposed.

He will give R100 000 to virgins between ages of 31 and 35, give R50 000 to those between 25 and 30 and R25 000 for those aged 21 and 25.

But the Commission of Gender Equality said Ramali's mission might be dangerous.

Spokesman Javu Baloyi said: "Women who are identified as virgins could be targeted by sex predators who believ having sex with a virgin will cure then of HIV/Aids".

Source: The Times

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