Black Men Raping Babies in South Africa - An
October 15, 2003
The number of rapes of women and girls have increased dramatically in the
past five years.. Now, there has been a spate of baby rapes by
black men, most of whom are HIV positive. Driving the attacks is their
belief that having sex with a virgin, such
a month old baby girl will cure them of AIDS.
Baby rapes occur daily in South Africa.
Sexual violence pervades the South African society. It has the highest reported rates
of rape in the world, and an alarmingly high incidence of domestic violence
and child abuse.
Women, children and babies bear the brunt of the
violence and depravity.
Mainstream media largely ignores this issue in order to perpetuate the Mandela myth of the
wonderful "New" South Africa.
The underlying reasons are political correctness, the Mandela myth,
apartheid race-blame and affirmative action (replacing whites with blacks).
The truth is black male relatives rape
There is something very wrong with the psyche of black
South Africans that a segment of their population can stoop to such a level
of depravity and perversion..
Statistics of baby rape:
South Africa Human Rights Commission found
the judicial system failed to meet the needs of raped children and it traumatizes the survivors of child sexual abuse.
Annually, twenty-one thousand cases of child rape occur in South Africa and
less than one in ten results in a conviction. The number of unreported
incidents could be up to 10 times that number.
About 58 babies and children are raped or the victims of rape
attempts in South Africa every single day.
Baby Rape Cases
These few cases illustrate the problem. There are thousands
of babies in similar situations who are forgotten or unknown to authorities:
October 2001 - Baby "Tshepang" was just 9 months old when she was
brutally raped and sodomized in the Northern Cape town of Louisvale. She was
found screaming and bleeding by her teenage mother. The rapist was arrested
in March 2002 and convicted in July 2002. The judge sentenced
23-year-old David Potse to life in prison plus 18 years.
November 2001 - A nine-month-old baby girl from Kimberley in the
Northern Cape survived a rape and underwent a full hysterectomy and
further surgery to repair intestinal damage.
October 2001 - A month-old baby girl was raped, allegedly
by her uncles, in Tweeling in the Eastern Free State. The mother had left
the baby in the care of the men when she went to visit her mother-in-law.
December 2001 - Two men appeared at a court in Johannesburg
accused of raping a five-month-old girl who was discovered covered in blood
and in tears.
July 2002 - A week-old baby girl was raped in South Africa, making
her the youngest victim in a spate of child rapes fueled by the myth that
sex with a virgin cures AIDS.
March 2002 - Two-year-old, Thendo Nenzhelele of Limpopo Province died
because she was raped and sodomized. Her rapist and killer is walking free after police
bungling. A policeman examined her corpse and decided "nothing was
Many rapists go beyond penile penetration, and use
objects such as broken bottle tops, sticks or harmful liquids. These are
pushed or inserted into the baby's vagina.
Why are babies raped?
There are many "reasons", mostly excuses. The perpetrator has yet to be the
focus and rarely is he held accountable for his
Here are some factors:
◊ Deterrence is non-existent - the sentences
◊ There is widespread societal acceptance of this depravity.
◊ There is widespread poverty and unemployment.
◊ Many believe apartheid broke down the family unit and molestation of
children and infants is a symptom of this degeneration.
◊ Fathers fail to show their sons that women and children have value.
◊ Doctors are reluctant to confirm or report baby rapes.
◊ The South African government does not work hard to dispel
the myth that having sex with a virgin will cure or prevent AIDS.
◊ Alcohol and drugs help fuel the depravities.
◊ Men believe they are sexually entitled to women so rape is OK.
◊ Girls are told it is OK for her to have sex with her uncle and
other male relatives. The perception that it is, it is nice for an older man to
have sex with a young girl.
◊ Girls do not know about bad touches".
◊ Traditional healers, or witchdoctors tell men that sex
with a virgin cures AIDS. This encourages baby rape.
South Africa has the highest number of HIV-positive
citizens on earth. One in eight South Africans are infected with the virus.
In 2001 five million people in South Africa, were infected
with HIV or AIDS, according to the United Nations.
So-called virgin rape, is increasing in countries with high HIV/AIDS
prevalence such as South Africa.
◊ The criminal justice system fails
women and children in South Africa. Baby rape is not a priority.
◊ Police are arrogant, insensitive, incompetent, and lack
professionalism. They investigate few cases and people are afraid to report
Society much change the way it sees females and realize they have value and
deserve respect. It is not right for girls to have sex.
Educate girls and women about sex and motherhood.
Provide child abuse education for everyone.
Educate men and boys so they understand that rape is WRONG and that it
will not cure AIDS. They must understand they are NOT entitled to sex..
Physicians must report all rapes.
Make traditional healers, or witchdoctors part of the solution or
discredit and marginalize them.
Empower women to take action and indemnify them if they do.
Provide post-exposure prophylaxis after rape to help prevent HIV infection. This
is important because rape victims in South Africa have a 40 percent risk of
Develop a realistic AIDS program that includes
education and medicine.
Change the criminal justice system so cases
are taken seriously and laws applied consistently.
The maximum sentence for rape is life but rarely imposed.
Police must take all cases seriously and investigate them vigorously
the rapists to justice.
Fire incompetent police and train those with potential.
Improve the economy to generate more jobs and provide education to
people so they can fill those jobs.
South Africa can solve this but lacks the will to do so.
Its leaders are mired in blaming whites and the West in general. Excuses and blame do not solve problems. It appears
the rape of thousands of babies and very young girls has not galvanized the government to act
The failure of the South African society to address baby
rapes means they are not truly free.