Skip to comments.South Africa: 22,486 children raped in '04 ("Rape Capitol of the World")
Posted on 12/05/2005 12:15:15 PM PST by 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?
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.
Knickers nicked at SA rape demo
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.
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?