SANDF is the place where women ‘go to die’

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There are many women who have been harassed and are afraid of reporting their ordeal after seeing little being done to the perpetrators, and being threatened with adverse consequences. Picture: Khaya Ngwenya
There are many women who have been harassed and are afraid of reporting their ordeal after seeing little being done to the perpetrators, and being threatened with adverse consequences. Picture: Khaya Ngwenya

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A soldier says she was accepted into the academy only after sleeping with her training officer three times.

Sandra Mbatha, who served at the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) air force base in the Eastern Cape before asking for a transfer to get away from her abuser, was raped and thereafter told by her boss that if she reported the case, she would not get the promotion she was due.

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