'TIMES' SAYS BATTERED WOMEN TO BLAME

From Swazi Media Commentary Sun Dec 9 2012, 05:56:00

The Times Sundaynewspaper in Swaziland is at the centre of another row after its columnist Qalakaliboli Dlamini wrote that battered women in the kingdom were to blame when men were violent against them.

He also said that the serial killer David Simelane, recently sentenced to hang for the murder of 32 women, might have been driven to the crimes because he was once falsely accused of rape by a woman.

Dlamini, who earlier this year was suspended from writing his column for the newspaper after readers were outraged by homophobic comments he wrote, was criticising the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign.

He wrote that 'most' women who were victims of violence brought it upon themselves. He also said women were to blame for turning men violent.

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