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Thu
17
Feb '11

Blog 23 – Buddy and Me – Project 3 (17th Feb 2011)

Posted by Julia

Categories: Buddy and Me

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The PROPOSAL TO THE PRESIDENT for your perusal. 

To watch Buddy and Me in real time click here, select South Africa under “Global Fleet Logins:” in the left hand panel, enter cellphone number 0822549129 and password Buddy.

To make a donation to or information on any of the organisations involved in assisting victims of child rape and abuse, please click on one of the following links:

Beares
Lubners
Bobbi Bear Foundation (KwaZulu-Natal)
The Teddy Bear Clinic (Gauteng)
The TygerBear Foundation (Western Cape)
GRIP (Mpumalanga)
StepThru (Gauteng)

I received this email from a concerned community member who wants to share
it with the rest of South Africa. It just proves what a sick society we are
living in, and that savages like this are allowed to roam around our country
destroying the lives of children.

Chris Ndaliso, The Witness

Pietermaritzburg – The memory of being raped repeatedly by her father
in front of her mother is what a 7-year-old girl from Haniville, 10km
outside Pietermaritzburg, will live with for the rest of her life.

It is alleged that in some instances, the mother would ask the Grade 1
girl from a local school how the sex was.

The child was discovered by the Imbali based Foundation for Victims of
Crime, a non-governmental organisation that deals with victims of crime
and raises awareness on child and women abuse. Spokesperson Motho Morai
said they were doing their routine presentations at the school on
Wednesday when a teacher approached them about the child.

Blood on underwear

“An older child at the school, who is a neighbour of the victim, told
us that one day she saw blood coming from the victim’s underwear. When
she asked her what was wrong, she said her father had slept with her.

“We called the child aside and asked her what happened, in the least
painful way we could.”

At first the child was reluctant to talk, but eventually she opened up.
“The child said her father has been raping her continuously in front
of her mother.”

Morai related the girl’s description of the rapes, saying her father
had used a “plastic sock” (condom).

“She was last raped on Tuesday. We have been informed that the
victim’s 12-year-old sister has been taken away from the parents by
relatives in Durban, after it was discovered that she was also raped by
the father,” Morai said.

“We then reported the matter to the police and the father was
arrested. The child was admitted to Grey’s Hospital for
observation.”

Police confirmed the arrest and said the man, who cannot be named to
protect the victim’s identity, will appear in the Pietermaritzburg
Magistrate’s Court on Friday. The Witness has learnt that the mother
has been at the child’s bedside in hospital since she was admitted.

Mother ‘should be arrested too’

The director of Childline KZN, Linda Naidoo, said the mother should be
arrested too because she couldn’t protect the child against her
father.

“If the mother was present during the rapes then she should be
arrested, and not be with the child.

“We don’t want a situation where the mother will influence the
child against testifying against her father. We’ve had cases where
children fail to testify against their parents.

“When it comes to the emotional well-being of the child, only social
workers are in a position to decide who is supposed to be with the
victim and who’s not. We will follow this up immediately,” said
Naidoo.

– The Witness

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