Category Archives: Rape

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 […]

Nicholas Ninow pleads guilty to raping girl, 7, at Dros restaurant

BY NOMAHLUBI JORDAAN WARNING: Not for sensitive readers Shocking details of how Nicholas Ninow raped a seven-year-old girl at a Dros restaurant in Silverton emerged on Monday when he pleaded guilty in the Pretoria high court. Ninow, 21, disclosed what he did to the child when she opened the toilet door as he took drugs, and […]

Why are women paying the price for an unsafe South Africa?

Hell is empty And all the devils are here. Shakespeare’s famous line from The Tempest comes to mind as South Africa reels from another epidemic of violence by men against women. The most recent spate of killings and rape has sparked outrage in a country with one of the world’s highest murder rates. According to […]