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Brutalised rape goes on.......

09 February 2013, 15:51

What’s wrong, really wrong with our society? Another woman gang raped and then torn apart by a pack of feral animals. A baby raped by her uncle in Limpopo on Friday. An old blind and deaf gogo raped in her bed and the rapist then sleeps next to her? Now, how safe and secure did he feel to do so?

The experts give us pages of academic reasons for South Africa’s rape statistics such as apartheid, poor socio economic reasons,  lack of parenting, an act of violence and power, no education etc. etc. but surely there is something else, much deeper, much more frightening going on?

Does a woman not have the right to go out and socialise with friends and expect to get home safe? Don’t try and convince me that raping a baby, a small child is still an act of violence and power? A child should inspire those older to want to protect and care, these basic responsibilities are lacking, missing altogether.

Our government and other relevant people must tackle this head on and come up immediately with answers and solutions. This government needs to be responsible for all treatment and therapy for the victim and their families straight away. Hit them in the pocket and then maybe someone will stop snoring in parliament and listen. And please, not another committee and two week conference in a luxury lodge somewhere to discuss the state of rape in SA. You should all be in a weekend meeting NOW so that come Monday there is some hope in going forward.

This government does not take its responsibility for the safety, protection and well beings of its people seriously, you are failing us miserably. I am almost ashamed to be South African with regard to our rape statistics, no civilised, normal and prosperous society behaves like this.

I appeal to all parents, caregivers and those persons that want to live in a safe country to firstly keep your children safe, very safe and let’s put our heads together, maybe we can help solve this disease. We can blame, curse and become bitter and disheartened but that won’t solve a thing.

What dear readers, do you suggest?

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