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South Africa: 22,486 children raped in '04 ("Rape Capitol of the World")
News 24 (South Africa) ^ | December 5, 2005

Posted on 12/05/2005 12:15:15 PM PST by Stoat

 

22 486 children raped in '04


05/12/2005 14:56  - (SA)  

 

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Cape Town - The DA hung up thousands of pairs of children's underwear in the Cape Town suburb of Nooitgedacht on Monday to draw attention to the rape of 22 486 children in South Africa last year.

"More than 55 000 cases of rape were reported - and 40% of these cases involved children," DA leader Tony Leon said at the event, held to mark his party's involvement in the national 16 Days of Activism Against Women and Child Abuse campaign.

Extracts from his speech were sent to Sapa.

The 22 486 pairs of underwear were hung up "to represent the 22 486 rapes against girl babies, toddlers and children which were reported in 2004/05".

Leon said 60% of all contact crimes in South Africa were committed against women, and on average one woman or child was raped every 10 minutes.

There were several things that could be done to make an immediate difference in halting such abuse, including allocating more resources for the country's prevention, protection and prosecution units.

"We must immediately provide Child Protection Units, Social Development departments and Sexual Offences Courts with the staff and resources they need in order to do their jobs properly.

"The DA's investigations have revealed that the average case load of detectives at Child Protection Units is 62 rather than the standard 18 cases."

Leon said it was also vital to enact and enforce necessary legislation.

"The Sexual Offences Bill must be fast-tracked through Parliament as soon as possible.

"The lack of commitment shown by the justice minister to the tabling of this bill reveals the ANC government's so-called commitment to the safety of women and children to be nothing but a transparent facade.

"Until the bill is enacted, and enforced, the right of abused women and children to justice will be compromised," said Leon.

The items of underwear - donated by various clothing manufacturers - were taken away by members of the local community after the event.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; crime; rape; southafrica

1 posted on 12/05/2005 12:15:17 PM PST by Stoat
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To: Stoat

Gee, I see the socialist/black racist government takeover to replace the capitalist/white racist government has gone as expected.


2 posted on 12/05/2005 12:17:52 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: Stoat
I remember the US newspapers were relentless in telling the public about what a horrible place South Africa was.

Then Apartheid ended.
Mandela was freed.
And all the bad things stopped happening.

3 posted on 12/05/2005 12:20:45 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Stoat

"Rape Capital of the World"
"AIDS Pandemic"
"Tribal/Dictator Atrocities"

Yeah, I want to go to Africa. NOT!


4 posted on 12/05/2005 12:23:13 PM PST by hattend (Roast a Tookie for Christmas.)
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To: Stoat

I wonder how much of this has to do with the belief that having sex with a virgin cures HIV/AIDS? I understand that this belief is fairly common in Africa.


5 posted on 12/05/2005 12:23:52 PM PST by RebelBanker (If you can't do something smart, do something right.)
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To: Stoat

And people wonder why there is such a huge HIV epidemic...


6 posted on 12/05/2005 12:25:44 PM PST by ManOnAMission_01
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To: Stoat

Did Michael Jackson know about this?


7 posted on 12/05/2005 12:44:13 PM PST by YouPosting2Me
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To: Stoat

Simple explanation:
Bush's fault!


8 posted on 12/05/2005 12:45:24 PM PST by threeleftsmakearight
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To: Stoat

Should we resume boycotting companies that do business with South Africa?


9 posted on 12/05/2005 12:48:30 PM PST by samtheman
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To: YouPosting2Me

LOL!


10 posted on 12/05/2005 12:49:26 PM PST by ManOnAMission_01 ("Don't die for your country...let the enemy die for his.")
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To: YouPosting2Me
Did Michael Jackson know about this?

This mostly involved women and girls, so Jackson was probably not interested.

11 posted on 12/05/2005 12:51:06 PM PST by Recovering Hermit
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To: Stoat
They just announced Friday, they are going to allow same-sex marriages.
12 posted on 12/05/2005 12:51:10 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: Stoat

This is the same South Africa that sent Arch-Bishop Tutu over here to lecture us on morality !


13 posted on 12/05/2005 12:52:12 PM PST by genefromjersey (So much to flame;so little time !)
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To: Stoat

Send bill cliton to the rescue!


14 posted on 12/05/2005 12:54:25 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules ("Don't get Stuck On Stupid" and "Did I mention I stayed at a Holiday Inn last night"? NRA Member)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Bill with bags of our money


15 posted on 12/05/2005 12:58:06 PM PST by ManOnAMission_01 ("Don't die for your country...let the enemy die for his.")
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Bill with bags of our money


16 posted on 12/05/2005 12:58:17 PM PST by ManOnAMission_01 ("Don't die for your country...let the enemy die for his.")
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To: MeanWestTexan

Even though crime is much worse than it was under white control, it isn't as bad as they thought it would be, therefore using liberal logic they have determined that it is acutally BETTER!


17 posted on 12/05/2005 12:59:00 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: hattend

God knows I love my folk and I'm proud of my origins. However, I will not be visiting the Africa any time soon. There are so many terrible things going on over there and the children and women suffer the most.


18 posted on 12/05/2005 1:06:11 PM PST by brwnsuga (Proud, Black, Conservative!)
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To: Stoat

How much or OUR money do the morons in DC send to thse people?

Cut 'em off.


19 posted on 12/05/2005 1:10:10 PM PST by WhiteGuy (Vote for gridlock)
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To: Stoat

Is it the white, oppressed minority committing these crimes... or, it must be the legacy of the white oppression that continues to cause these folks to act the way they do?


21 posted on 12/05/2005 1:38:37 PM PST by AbeKrieger (Islam is the virus that causes al-Qaeda.)
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To: hattend
Makes you wonder why anyone would evoke a hyphenation to their God Blessed Status of American to African American.
22 posted on 12/05/2005 2:23:29 PM PST by MisouriMule (The ACLU is a communist front organization dedicated to the destruction of the Constitution of the U)
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To: WhiteGuy

Well said. We have our own problems domestically and more important ones abroad, like the Iraq War and the establishment of democracy in a changing Middle East.

Do we really need to be directing traffic in Africa?

I think not.


23 posted on 12/05/2005 10:22:47 PM PST by ManOnAMission_01 ("Don't die for your country...let the enemy die for his.")
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To: All
Update

BBC NEWS Africa Knickers nicked at SA rape demo

Knickers nicked at SA rape demo

 

Pants
Each pair of pants represented a child rape in South Africa
Underwear thieves undermined an anti-rape event organised by South Africa's Democratic Alliance on Monday.

The DA hung out 22,486 pairs of girl's underwear, representing the annual number of child rapes, in Cape Town's Bishop Lavis township.

The idea was to distribute the panties afterwards, but some members of the crowd rushed in and grabbed them before DA leader Tony Leon arrived.

The stunt was part of the annual 16 days of action against gender violence.

"The crowd jumped the gun because people were afraid that if they waited they would not get one," Mr Leon told The Star newspaper afterwards.

"This just highlights the desperation of people there - they wanted to make sure they got some panties."

Bishop Lavis is situated in Cape Town's poor and crime-ridden Cape Flats region.

Throughout South Africa, 55,000 rapes are reported each year and many more go unreported.

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Just a bit of a change from the original story's reference:

"The items of underwear - donated by various clothing manufacturers - were taken away by members of the local community after the event."

So, instead of 'taken away by members of the community after the event' read: "stolen before the event by selfish criminals, spoiling the organizer's efforts to bring attention to the rape of children"

I wonder if the New Orleans "Looter Guy"  was there?

 


 

24 posted on 12/06/2005 7:30:38 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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