As the consciousness of rape culture increases, latest news in Johannesburg, South Africa has it that son of a senior DA politician in the Western Cape is at the forefront of a sexual violence storm.
According to reports, several victims have accused the 17-year-old of sexually assaulting them. The victims came forward on Sunday, 21 June, 2020, narrating their allegations in graphic detail in social media posts.
Police authorities in Western Cape are aware of at least one case which is currently before the courts.
One victim told how she was allegedly violated by the teenager at a party.
“He took me outside. I was drunk, I refused, but he overpowered me. He took me behind the house. I tried fighting him off but he kept forcing himself on me. He then raped me, and after that, he stood up and left to mingle with his friends,” she said.
Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said police were investigating a case of sexual assault in connection with an incident in November last year.
“This office can confirm that a case of sexual assault was reported on November 16, 2019, at Milnerton police station by a 16-year-old female victim.
“The matter is currently under investigation by Milnerton FCS. A 17-year-old suspect was arrested and appeared at the Cape Town Magistrates Court on January 28, 2020,” he said.