COMMUNITY A suspect is expected to appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court, after the body of a woman was found raped and murdered in Browns Farm on Women’s Day. Police spokesperson, Colonel Andrè Traut, said her body was found yesterday morning. According to Traut, the suspect was arrested after he[…]
A female priest who alleges she was raped by a fellow priest refiled charges against him in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday. Anglican Reverend June Major, 51, laid the charges at the Grahamstown police station’s Family Violence, Child Protections and Sexual Offences (FCS) unit. Major says she was raped in[…]
The Teddy Bear Clinic says it has assisted children as young as five that have instigated or orchestrated instances of sexual violence, having full awareness of the wrong they were about to commit. The clinic’s director, Dr Shaheda Omar, spoke to VOC’s Breakfast Beat show following the alleged gang rape[…]
Former Anglican reverend June Dolley-Major has ended her week long hunger strike for now, but will not be deterred in her pursuit of justice. The ordained minister staged a hunger strike to draw attention to her alleged rape by a priest in Grahamstown in 2002, after accusing the church of[…]
India has executed four men for the gang rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus in 2012 that sparked huge nationwide protests and international revulsion. The four were hanged before dawn on Friday at Tihar jail in the Indian capital, the head of the prison, Sandeep Goel,[…]
A bishop from the Emmanuel Evangelist Church is to be sentenced in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday after he was convicted of raping a 15-year-old girl in 2016. Luvuyo Gerald Hendrik appeared briefly in court on Wednesday, but the matter was postponed for a day because the magistrate was[…]
A man who was arrested for the murder of a Tulbagh boy is a convicted criminal who was out on parole. The body of Reagan Gertse, 8, was found on Sunday after he had gone missing earlier that day. Following leads and information handed to the detectives, a 53-year-old man was subsequently[…]
by Tauhierah Salie As gender-based violence continues to dominate news coverage in Cape Town and South Africa, calls for public access to the sexual offences register have heightened. However, there have been opposing views on whether community access would be beneficial or not. While some believe it could help prevent[…]
The brutal murder and abuse case of 18-month-old Jeremiah Ruiters has finally seen justice served, according to Cheslyn Steenberg of the Wake Up Kensington Campaign. On Wednesday, Ameerodien Peters was convicted in the Western Cape High Court for raping and murdering young Jeremiah on June 24 2017 and the young[…]
On Wednesday the Constitutional Court handed down a ground-breaking judgment with significant implications on how gang rapes will be treated in South African law and courts. The judgement essentially states that under the basis of “common purpose” those associated with a group, or groups, guilty of a gang rape could[…]
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