A child rights expert has emphasised that failing to report sexual abuse against children is a criminal offence. It comes on the heels of a widely circulated video alleging sexual abuse perpetrated by two well-respected brothers in the Bo-Kaap community, which family members were reportedly made aware of. Now in[…]
The Al-Azhar Institute of Paarl says it “acted in the best interest” of its learners and the reputation of the school and community in how it handled sexual abuse accusations against one of its educators. A 52-year-old teacher, who was hired earlier this year, is accused of sexually molesting and[…]
“He hurt my child and he hurt me. This is the first time I am speaking about the incident.” These were the words of Shanaaz Majal, a distraught Wesbank mother whose son has allegedly fallen victim to a serial molester in the community. With the outcry of sexual abuse allegations[…]
One of the former principals accused of sexual abuse as named by a woman in a viral video has denied the allegations against him. In a letter sent by his attorneys, the Bo Kaap resident denies having been party to any unlawful conduct. He says he has never been confronted[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) says one of the former principals accused of sexual abuse has been suspended “with immediate effect” from the organisation’s education board. This follows “serious allegations” of sexual abuse levelled against the individual and his brother, both prominent educators and well respected in the Muslim community.[…]
A Cape Town-born woman has broken her silence on a harrowing experience of sexual violence, allegedly at the hands of her grandfather. The man, in his eighties, is a former teacher and well respected within the Muslim community. The young woman, based in the Middle East, released a video on[…]
“They might also be afraid. They might feel that they will be blamed because they don’t know what’s going on. There is also this fear of stigma; (being told) ‘it’s your fault’ and ‘you should’ve done things differently’. It keeps the victim silent.” That is the professional opinion of Mark[…]
Pope Francis has abolished the Catholic Church’s ‘pontifical secrecy’ in cases of clerical sexual abuse of minors in a major reform of canon law. The rule had been heavily criticized for protecting abusers and silencing victims. The pontiff issued two new documents on Tuesday changing how the Church handles abuse[…]
A warrant of arrest has been issued for a senior staff member at the Al-Noor Child and Youth Care Centre, in Woodstock, after he failed to appear in court on Friday. The 26-year-old man faces two charges of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, sexual assault and the[…]
The manager of the Al Noor orphanage has been arrested in connection with the abuse of children at the facility. It’s believed the 26-year-old man handed himself over to police on Monday. Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said the suspect appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate Court[…]
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