Police arrest 107 people for murder of woman who gave rapist sanctuary
INDIA has its Gulabi Gang. In South Africa, the approach to man-on-woman violence is yet more direct. Police have arrested 107 people allegedly murdering a woman who gave santuary to a amn who had allegedly raped and killed a teenager.
The mob is said to have arrived at the woman’s home in Madadana, near Bizana, Eastern Cape, and forced her to drink poison.
The alleged rapist is in police custody. The 38 men and 69 women are all scheduled to appear in Bizana Magistrate’s Court on a murder charge.
Image: Woman and men protest during a Slut Walk, walk that took place in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday, Aug 20, 2011. Some 2,000 provocatively dressed protesters marched through Cape Town on Saturday, bringing an international campaign against the notion that a woman’s appearance can excuse attacks to a country where rape is seen as a national crisis. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)