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12 November 2010

Schoolgirls ‘Suffer in Silence’

Dimakatso Mokwena

South Africans were outraged to hear that a grade eight learner was allegedly drugged and gang raped while her classmates stood around and filmed it on their celiphones — and that the police delayed the arrest of the boys because they didn’t want to disrupt their exams. But gender-based violence is endemic to South Arican schools and has been for many years.

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Dimakatso Mokwena

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