IN SWAZILAND, CHILD RAPE NOT UNUSUAL

From Swazi Media Commentary Fri Dec 7 2012, 09:05:00

A total of 170 cases of rape of children under the age of 11 have been reported to police in Swaziland since January 2011.

A one-year-old child was among the victims.

Shocking though this news is; this is not unusual in Swaziland where children are routinely sexually and physically abused, often inthe name of 'Swazi culture'. They are whipped, raped, starved, traded for sex, flung into jail for being poor, and thousands of them head up households.

The 170 cases were revealed by Swaziland Police Commissioner Isaac Magagula during the commemoration of Sixteen Days Against Gender-Based Violence on Wednesday (5 December 2012).

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