South African Minister: Meet with 'Corrective Rape' Activists
  • Petitioned Tlali Tlali

This petition was delivered to:

Chief of Staff, Ministry of Justice
Tlali Tlali
Private Secretary, Ministry of Justice
Phillip Musekwa
Minister of Justice Jeffrey Thamsanqa Radebe
Deputy Minister of Justice Andries Carl Nel
Parliamentary Liaison Officer, Ministry of Justice
Thando Ntlemeza
Head of Deputy Minister's Office
Blendynn Williams
Head of Communications, Ministry of Justice
Collen Msibi

South African Minister: Meet with 'Corrective Rape' Activists

    1. Petition by

      Luleki Sizwe

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 South Africa is besieged by the heinous crime of 'corrective rape', a term used to describe when a male rapes a lesbian with the aim of 'turning' her heterosexual!

Most of the victims are tortured, grievously assaulted and sometimes murdered! They are also prone to getting HIV/AIDS from the assault, and many of them commit suicide as a result of the "corrective rape"!

We are a small group of Cape Town activists calling on the South African government to finally declare 'corrective rape' a hate crime.

Last month we sent a formal letter to South Africa's Minister of Justice Jeffrey Thamsanqa Radebe calling on him to take the lead in finding solutions to the 'corrective rape' epidemic and to get it declared a hate crime punishable by the harshest sentences!

When the minister did not reply, we launched a petition on Change.org, which soon became the most popular petition ever! We have been overwhelmed by the support, and the petition has so far garnered more than 60,000 signatures from all over the world.

But what did Minister Radebe do when he got tens of thousands of emails about corrective rape?

Nothing!!!

In the last 10 years 31 lesbian women have been murdered because of their sexuality and more than 10 lesbians are raped or gang raped in Cape Town alone every week. But the South African government and justice system are failing the victims of 'corrective rape' by letting the perpetrators out on ridiculously low bail, and taking literally years to bring the court-cases to a conclusion.

Yet as we have shown, South Africans and the world are not going to sit by and allow this to continue.

The least the minister could do is meet with activists working to end 'corrective rape' to find ways to work together in the fight against 'corrective rape'.

Please join us again, this time calling on South Africa's Minister of Justice Jeffrey Thamsanqa Radebe to meet with  Ndumie Funda, the founder of our organization Luleki Sizwe.

For regular updates on the 'corrective rape' campaign please follow us on Facebook, just click 'Like' at the top of our Facebook page  and check in from time to time.

 

 

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