The brutality of rape and racism has no place in our schools
06 February 2015
Today, the DA protested in solidarity with the community of Jan Kempdorp, Northern Cape, following the alleged rape, brutal assault and racial abuse of a learner at a local high school (see DFA report).
The attack was captured on camera, the contents of which, the DA has viewed, leaving us shocked and horrified. This was not a "simple act of initiation", as some claim. It was a racially-motivated violent assault and rape.
We commend the bravery of the victim of this crime in laying charges against the four perpetrators.
The DA will monitor the case closely and should the alleged perpetrators be found guilty, we trust that the court will hand down an appropriate sentence.