With rampant sexual abuse countrywide, children are often unaware that they are being abused. Armed with a teddy bear, four women from Limpopo are giving these children the chance to speak up about abuse.
As the country marks the end of Child Protection week, residents of Tsakane in Ekurhuleni took to the streets in protest as a 61 year-old man made his second appearance in court, charged with raping an 8-year-old girl.
Zandile*, a slender seven-year-old, was raped and almost killed in her family’s shack in Katlehong on the night of 20 November ‘ allegedly by her mother’s ex-boyfriend. After raping her, the man slit her throat in front of her five-year-old brother and left her bleeding and struggling to breathe.