Category Archives: Rape

14-year-old Soweto schoolgirl found raped and murdered after failing to return from shop

The empty streets of the coronavirus lockdown, and the police patrols to enforce the rules, were not enough to protect a 14-year-old Dobsonville teen from being raped and murdered.  Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi announced on Sunday that a Grade 9 pupil at Aurora Girls’ High School in Soweto was sent to a shop on […]

“This is a victory”: sexual-assault survivors react to the Weinstein verdict

He may have been convicted of two crimes, but it isn’t really enough. by Danielle Campoamor  VIA ISTOCK On Monday, Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of rape in the third degree and criminal sexual activity in the first degree. But he was also acquitted on the most serious accusations levied against him—predatory sexual assault and first-degree rape, both […]


Timothy Omotoso, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho face a string of charges including rape, human trafficking and racketeering. CAPE TOWN – Following repeated delays, the State has called its first witness in the trial of a pastor and two women accused of a litany of crimes. The entire matter had to start afresh after the […]

Time to shut down Pornhub, activist says, amid instances of child rape appearing on website

The time to shut down the largest online streaming site for porn is now, some say, particularly in light of how children being raped and trafficked have shown up on the platform. In an Sunday op-ed in the Washington Examiner, Laila Mickelwait, director of abolition of the prostitution abolitionist organization Exodus Cry, documented several instances in the past […]

Judges praised for ruling oral rape is as much a violation as other forms of rape

BY NOMAHLUBI JORDAAN Oral rape has as much of a psychological impact on the victim as vaginal penetration and should be treated like any form of sexual violation. This is according to Women and Men Against Child Abuse’s spokesperson, Ngaa Murombedzi, who was commenting on a Western Cape high court judgment which dismissed an appeal by […]

Limpopo girl (6) dies from rape injuries

JOHANNESBURG – A six-year-old Limpopo girl who was raped and sustained serious injuries, has died. She was raped two weeks ago in Serageng village in Nebo, Limpopo. The girl was in ICU at the Polokwane provincial hospital before succumbing to her injuries on Wednesday. Limpopo Social Development MEC Nkakareng Rakgoale said the child was gang-raped. Rakgoale […]

Girl (6) succumbs to injuries after being raped

Boitumelo Matsekoleng died yesterday after having been in ICU at the Pietersburg Provincial Hospital for the past two weeks UPDATE POLOKWANE – “A 34-year-old man was rescued by police after having been assaulted by the community. He was then arrested,” Police Spokesperson, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said. The man was charged with abduction, rape and murder. POLOKWANE […]