Action Society accentuates GBV pandemic in South Africa
An 18-year-old student was allegedly raped on Tuesday evening at the University of Stellenbosch whereafter the alleged perpetrator (also a student) was arrested.
“Action Society feels that this incident is yet another example of the GBV pandemic South Africa is currently facing. Anyone that ruins another human being’s life in such a brutal way should not only be suspended from a certain university and hostel, but also be refused access to all tertiary institutions’ hostels and campuses for the rest of his life,” said Ian Cameron, Director of Community Safety at Action Society.
In a country with 153 reported rape cases every day (with only one out of 9 cases reported), the importance of a rape victim opening a rape case must once again be emphasised.
“We urge victims to immediately open a rape case for DNA samples to be taken, just as this brave young student did. DNA is the most important crime-fighting tool in an attempt to remove these inhumane and heartless creatures from our society,” said Rentia Mynhardt, spokesperson for Action Society.
Action Society’s strives to give a voice to the voiceless. “We appeal to every South African citizen to join hands with us in our fight against gender-based violence.”
Visit actionsociety.co.za to add your voice in fighting GBV in South Africa.