'Rape should be treated as badly as murder', says caller

Sexual violence against women in South African communities is still an matter that leaves survivors with more questions than answers.

702's Azania Mosaka revisited the issue and gave listeners an opportunity to share their thoughts.

Listen to the conversation below:

We shouldn't deal with it in the sense that women are the most violated when it comes to rape, because men are also violated.

Barney, caller in Brakpan

What were are talking about here is criminal conduct. We need to prosecute that behaviour because the reason people don't go around murdering each other is because there's consequences.

Alec, caller in Kempton Park

As a victim of sexual violence, it blows my mind that somebody would suggest that women going for self-defence classes or dressing a certain way will prevent somebody from raping them.

Lethabo, caller in Centurion

I was conservatively dressed. I was in a long skirt and a shirt covering my wrists, I was ticking all the boxes and yet that did not protect me from being raped.

Elizabeth, caller in Midrand
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