SA: Rape victims paid off

Mzansi Afrika reports from South Africa on a rumour that rape victims are being offered financial compensation by families of rapists in lieu of them reporting the rape to the police. “because a lot of people are poor due to unemployment, particularly young people, families of victims often accept the money, since they need it and they are told that maybe the alleged rapist is the bread winner or a provider to the family therefore if he is prosecuted they (the alleged rapist family) will not be able to survive.”


  • Krystal

    I am a rape victim. I feel that I have lost so much, and the person that did this to me has lost nothing. Every night I lay and bed and cry and ask myself what I did to deserve this. No amount of money could take this pain away from me. I do understand you may need this money to help put food on the table or to pay medical bills… but just think THEY COULD DO THIS AGAIN TO SOMEONE ELSE! Please, there are a lot of organizations out there that will help you financially, don’t let them get away with what they did to you. Your a special person and you never deserved this but they deserve to pay for what they’ve done! Money shouldn’t equal power to these horrible human beings.

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