Will South Africans Ever Be Shocked by Rape?
January 11, 2013 1 Comment
At a time when Indians are re-examining their society in the light of a single, horrific incident of gang rape, South Africa seems numb – unable to muster much more than a collective shrug in the face of almost unbelievably grim statistics – seemingly far worse than India’s.
Here almost 60,000 rapes are reported to the police each year – more than double the number in India, in a far smaller country.
Experts believe the true figure is at least 10 times that – 600,000 attacks
It is not that the issue is ignored – far from it.
This week South African newspapers are carrying gruesome stories of what is being described as a new trend – the rape of elderly grandmothers, mostly in rural communities…
Read the rest including a video report here.