Follow the story of a father who hunted down his daughter's rapist on Carte Blanche this Sunday

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Carte Blanche tells the story of a father who tracked down his daughter's rapist and got him sentenced to life in prison.
Carte Blanche tells the story of a father who tracked down his daughter's rapist and got him sentenced to life in prison.
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  • In a 90-minute episode, Carte Blanche investigates gender-based violence in South Africa.
  • Claire Mawisa follows the story of a father who tracked down his daughters rapist and got him sentenced to life in prison, and also investigates whether or not protection orders actually work.
  • The show also looks at a new GBV online vault which could help victims save evidence ahead of a court case.


Concluding Women's Month with a special 90-minute broadcast, Carte Blanche takes a look at what President Cyril Ramaphosa has labelled, "the second pandemic" - gender-based violence.

The episode takes a closer look at the surge in violence against women and children in recent months, posing the question: "What can we do to stop gender-based violence?"

Claire Mawisa investigates the protection order - a court document issued to abusers as a warning to stay away or face the law. According to victims, the order is nothing more than a piece of paper, offering little to no protection at all.

Sunday's episode also features a GBV online vault created by a survivor of abuse. The application could help victims save evidence like photos or videos to the cloud out of reach of a perpetrator seeking to destroy it ahead of a court case. Masa Kekana finds out more.

Claire also follows the story of a father who tracked down his 11-year-old daughter's rapist and, against all odds, got the man convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

Watch the trailer here.

Carte Blanche airs on Sundays at 19:00 on M-Net (DStv 101).

Compiled by Nikita Coetzee

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