Columns 2.10.2018 02:51 pm

The unfortunate – yet inevitable – racialisation of rape

The recent rape of a seven-year-old in a restaurant bathroom is not a story that should be about race, but there are reasons why, in South Africa, it will be.

For a second, it seemed as if South Africa was united for once - although unfortunately it took the horrific story of the rape of a 7-year-old girl at a Pretoria restaurant to do it.

The unfortunate – yet inevitable – racialisation of rape
The unfortunate – yet inevitable – racialisation of rape

The unfortunate – yet inevitable – racialisation of rape

The recent rape of a seven-year-old in a restaurant bathroom is not a story that should be about race, but there are reasons why, in South Africa, it will be.

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