The Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday banned a documentary film about a doctor who treats war rape victims, leading the filmmakers to say the government was trying to silence debate about sexual violence.
Media Minister Lambert Mende gave no … Read the rest
A stern message was issued on Friday morning to the media in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court not to take photos inside or outside the court in the matter of a struggle icon’s grandson’s appearance on charges of rape.
Magistrate Paul … Read the rest
President Nelson Mandela’s grandson remains in police custody after the rape case against him was postponed in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on Monday.
The 24-year-old Mbuso Mandela is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl, and was arrested at the weekend … Read the rest
A 39-year-old black principal from one of the high schools in Thabong who was arrested for allegedly raping an 18-year-old learner from his school, appeared before the Welkom Magistrate’s Court today.
The Free State police say he will apply for … Read the rest
Six men have been arrested in Qwaqwa after they allegedly kidnapped and raped a 17-year-old girl, Free State police said on Thursday.
Sergeant Mmako Mophiring said the incident took place at Mangaung village in the Maboshoane section on Wednesday evening.… Read the rest
A 15-year-old black boy was convicted of the brutal rape of a 3-year-old girl and sentenced to 10 years behind bars in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
The violent rape of the toddler played out in the Thokoza informal … Read the rest
Girl pupils in farming communities bunk school not out of choice but out of fear of being robbed, assaulted and raped on their way to and from school, a survey has revealed.
They live far from their schools and have … Read the rest
Police officers from Boschkop police station in Gauteng confirmed that an 8-year-old girl and her classmate were examined following reports that they had been raped.
“I am so hurt; the principal has been aware of this for two weeks. Despite … Read the rest
The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Thursday handed down a life sentence to a 24-year old black man convicted of raping a 23-month old baby.
DNA evidence linked Lucky Nkoana to the crime. He had however pleaded not … Read the rest
A 68-year-old black principal of a Johannesburg crèche, pleaded guilty to a charge of compelled rape after telling two young children to have sex and allegedly filmed the act.
The owner of the creche in Alexandra who ordered two toddlers … Read the rest
Former First Lady of South Africa and Mozambique has added her voice to a growing campaign to block staff in UN peacekeeping missions from hiding behind immunity when accused of crimes and sexual abuse.
Graça Machel has added her voice … Read the rest
Police are combing a small KwaZulu-Natal midlands town for the killers of an elderly nun‚ who was allegedly robbed‚ raped and strangled over the weekend.
The 86-year-old nun was found gagged and bound with a typewriter cord‚ in her quarters … Read the rest
Swedish prosecutors have asked for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s approval to question him in London where he is currently holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy, the prosecutors said on Friday.
The prosecutor is also asking to conduct a DNA test.… Read the rest
A Swedish girl who says she was raped by a 27-year-old man when she was just 13 has lost her appeal against his acquittal after a court ruled that the man could not have known she was under age because … Read the rest