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SA lets act against Rape

10 January 2013, 07:01

I sometime wonder if we South Africans have conceded to this Bubonic plague called RAPE that is tearing our country apart, statistics speak for themselves but there is no action taken to curb this pandemic in our communities.

Every time a woman or child is raped we only hear that the police are investigating and after that we hear nothing with the exception of for the minority cases they end up cracking. It seems communities, government and the police have given up on this pandemic or they just don’t care.

Indians showed the world that they have had enough by tackling head-on the rape of the student who was gang raped late last year, until the police and the justice department took action which was rare in that country before that case.

Women are raped hourly in our country but the perpetrators are freely roaming the streets freely, knowing that no one will hunt them down and teach them a lesson for their barbaric actions. Even our media is not giving enough coverage on this plague that is obliterating our country.

If we don’t act now, I fear that we might have a bigger predicament to solve in the near future. Our government should act quicker and harder on these perpetrators and also have road shows in shebeens, schools, taxi ranks and bus terminals warning would be rapists that if one commits this abhorrence crime they will be severely punished.

Communities don’t care for their neighbours and their fellow sister anymore; they ignore each other these days and even have the audacity to hide criminals in their home. I say let us act against this horrendous criminals before it is too late.

What grabbed my attention was “a teenager from KZN who wanted to build a brighter future for herself, and went to the Tshwane University of Technology in the wee hours of the morning to pay registration fees and was raped and robbed near the institution of higher learning without anyone hearing her cries of help.

And on top of that is was very quiet from all quarters of the country as if nothing had happened, while her future was destroyed before it could even begin. Grandmothers, women, children as young as 2 months are raped on a daily basis, even son’s are raping their mothers but we keep quit as if this is another ordinary part of life, let us start taking serious action, maybe our government will start taking us seriously as it seems they are only concerned where there is money (tenders, e-tolls, Nkandla gate, etc). Let us reclaim our townships, towns, villages and suburbs back before they rule every part of our lives.

Women are frightened to go out and socialise, learn, live their lives and even buy basic needs just because of these monsters that have turned women into animals that must always be locked in cages.

I for one, I swear that I could kill someone who carry out this atrocious deeds on any woman even though I am not a killer because I wouldn’t like to happen to any woman bearing in mind that I have a mother, sisters, cousins and a beautiful daughter.

South African let us unite and destroy this monster called rape, if Indians can fight these even though they are ruled with draconian laws that doesn’t women. Why are we terrified?

Let us reclaim our streets, so that our mother, wives, sisters and daughters can roam the streets as they want. We are all born free.

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