The #RememberKhwezi protest highlights SA's silence amid rape scourge

Society's responses to rape continues to entrench a culture of violence against women without perpetrators facing the consequences.

The matter has become a talking point in South Africa after four young women led a silent protest at the National Results Operations Centre as President Jacob Zuma addressed the nation after the announcement of the 2016 local government elections.

The #RememberKhwezi protest called the nation to remember Zuma's 2006 alleged rape of a woman only identified as Khwezi, who fled the country after he was acquitted of the charge.

702's Nikiwe Bikitsha (standing in for John Robbie) spoke to rape activist, Kwezi Mbandazayo, regarding the significance of the 1 in 9 campaign.

Listen to the conversation below:

It remains important for us to remember this particular case, for us to tell the public that to stand in solidarity with our sister and with survivors anywhere in this country.

Kwezi Mbandazayo, rape activist

The criminal justice system doesn't always give us the truth. We have a right to question how the criminal justice system works.

Kwezi Mbandazayo, rape activist
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