Little Justice for Rape Victims in South African Judicial System

This petition has been terminated due to age.

On the 28th of October 1999, a young 12-year old girl's future was completely shattered. She was raped and almost stabbed to death. She sustained multiple stab wounds in the back, chest and stomach as well as the face. One of the stabs she received penetrated her spine and she is now paralysed for life.

This little girl is my cousin. I went to see her in hospital on Friday. When I saw her, she was laying on her side and all I could see was her stitched face. Because her whole little body was riddled with stab wounds, she is unable to find a comfortable position. When I asked her how she was doing, she whispered: " I am sore, I am sore". She asked her mother to turn her over on the other side, and as I helped her mother to do so, I saw that her whole throat was covered in the most terrible blue and deep purple bruises.   Her rapist tried to shut her up when she was screaming. When that did not help, he tried to stab her to death. All I can say is thank God she is alive.

The reason for this email is plain and simple. The South African judicial system is up to muggets, and corruption and discrimination is rife. No justice will be brought to this case. Give it a couple of years, and the rapist (who was caught I might add) will be out on parole in a couple of months. In the meantime, one beautiful little girl's life has been changed. Not only does she have to live with this memory, but she has to be reminded of it every single day in the form of her paralyses.

The South African government wants to implement something called chemical castration, where they inject men with a chemical that decreases their sex drive. This is NOT good enough. Rape is not in the male member, but in the male mind.

I know this happens to woman all over the world on an hourly basis, but this time it has hit too close to home and I CANNOT and I repeat CANNOT stand by and do nothing about it. Therefor I would like your help in signing this petition for a harsher sentence for rape. Life imprisonment might be a good suggestion as ironically enough, prisoners do not tolerate child molesters and rapists, and because of this, they have their own "system of punishment" in prison.

I want this man to go through agony for the rest of his life. I want him to be reminded of the pain that this little girl has to go through for the rest of HER life. Why should this animal deserve ANY better?

Please forward this to as many people as you can. The more signatures we have from all over the world, the better our chances that someone in power might listen. If we don't do something about it, some or other time it might hit too close to your home......

Also, please keep me updated by regularly sending back a list to me, (every 100 entries) so I can keep record of our progress.

I sincerely appreciate your help and support in this matter, and so does Luze Homan and her mother.

Kind regards,
Nikki Botha
Johannesburg, RSA

1) Melanie Benson JHB.
2) Pam Immelman, JHB.
3) Sheralynn Anderson, JHB
4)Jeanette Saule ,JHB
5) Patrick Bogatsu
6) John Botha
7) Chereldene Hamann
8) Barbara Jalaser
9) Nola Cloete
10) Aubrey Williams, JHB, South Africa
11) Heidi van Eck, JHB South Africa
12) Amanda de Klerk, Jhb, South Africa
13) Gillian Hamilton, Jhb, South Africa
14) Adele van Eden, JHB, South Africa
15) Jeanette Cole, JHB, South Africa
16) Linda Laubscher, JHB, South Africa
17) Amanda le Roux, JHB, South Africa
18) Yolanda Chapman, JHB, SA
19) Dayle Human, JHB SA
20) Wendy Ralfe, CT, SA
21) Frank Venner, CT, SA
22) Karen Flanigan, CT, SA
23) Minke van Heerden, CT, SA
24) Debbie Simpson
25) Cindy Ross, CT, SA
26) Sarah Wilson-Jarvis, JHB,SA
27) Ronel Claassen, JHB, SA
28) Rusdeen Moosa , PTA, SA
29) Cassim Carrim, PTA, SA
30) Fareena Alam, Singapore

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