Public reaction to shocking rape statistics

30 Nov, 2022 - 00:11 0 Views
Public reaction to shocking rape statistics


Tanaka Mahanya

SHOCKING statistics of a spike in rape cases recently show there is a serious violation of women’s rights.

As the world commemorates 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, there is a need to raise awareness on rape.

The shocking statistics in this country reveal that 22 women are raped every day, one woman is abused every 75 minutes and 646 women are sexually abused every month.

In South Africa, more than 10 000 people were victims of rape between July and September this year, according to the quarterly crime statistics released by the South African Police Service.

According to the Citizen newspaper, the figures show that 10 590 cases of rape were reported to police in three months, representing an increase of 10,8 percent compared to the same period last                                                                             year.

In July and September last year, 9 556 cases of rape were reported to police, representing a difference of 1 034 between 2021 and 2022.

The majority of rape cases in South Africa were reported in KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.

Chillspot Records co-producer, Tafadzwa “Levels” Kadzimwe, is facing rape charges, for allegedly  sexually assaulting his former girlfriend Shashl, last year.

l Below are some views from our readers regarding the spike in rape cases:

Shashl stop acting crazy because there are real people abused out there who are in real situations, but can’t talk. Ungarepwe 2021 then 2022 you have sex nemurepi willingly ndomahumbwe chaiwo. I hope you are telling the truth because this is not a laughing matter. – Kimkay Gazi.


The number of people raped per day is alarming. Those who are found doing this evil thing should be severely punished. This affects the future of those raped. – Mai Mufaro.


I hope this is true because no one deserves false accusations, especially concerning this issue. If she was raped, I feel sorry for her and hope she gets justice. – Japarunga.


Is it possible that she was raped last year in July and is only reporting the matter now? I want to urge all rape victims to report the matter to the police as soon as possible. – Nomsa Chatora.


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