The #NOTINMYNAME were at the Atteridgeville Magistrate’s court today seeking justice for a sister who they did not disclose name at present, who was raped on the 16th of December by 3 vile men, one of them allegedly being a neighbour.
“Her crime according to them is that she is Lesbian,” said #NOTINMYNAME.
South Africa has one of the world’s highest rates of sexual assault. According to a government survey, one in four men admit to having sex with a woman who did not consent to intercourse, and nearly half of these men admitted to raping more than once.
An earlier government study found that a majority of rapes were committed by friends and acquaintances of the victim.
Just as disturbing is a practice called “corrective rape” — the rape of gay men and lesbians to “cure” them of their sexual orientation.
Corrective rape, also called curative or homophobic rape, is a hate crime in which one or more people are raped because of their perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
The case has been set for trial starting on the 11th of August.
“Justice will be served! #Asijiki,” the organisation said.