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Roadmap to equality

November’s Alliance News is integrated into the Sixteen Days of Activism Newsletter, going out daily during the Sixteen Days campaign period. The newsletter is packed with plans, reflections and reviews of the road we have travelled to tackle gender based violence (GBV). The information also demonstrates how far much farther we must travel to eradicate gender violence and end the war on women’s bodies.

November 24, 2014 Programs: 16 Days of Activism 2014

Caught in the act rapist beaten and castrated by other man in victims bed – The Voice

A suspected rapist got more than he bargained for when he was beaten to a pulp as he attempted to rape a woman in her house at Mabudutsa ward in Maun.
Gideon Marunga,36 ,had his testicles smashed and his penis pulled and twisted by his victims male friend, who was sharing a bed with her when the rapist struck in the early hours of Monday morning.
The suspect was admitted to Letshoathebe Hospital under police escort where he underwent emergency surgery in an attempt to save his battered manhood.

Man attack, kills lover with a knobkerrie – The Voice

A 39 year od woman from Nshakazhokwe village died from excessive bleeding at Tutume primary hospital some few hours after she was attacked by her jealous boy friend over the weekend. The woman was allegedly attacked with a knobkerrie by her lover who is believed to have been drunk at the time. The accused, currently helping police with investigations into the murder was nabbed a day after committing the offence in a bush near Sebina village.The man is said to have been convinced that his girlfriend was seeing another man.

Man rapes granny ,falls into deep sleep and gets arrested – The Voice

A 29 year old man of Boseja ward was arrested while asleep after he allegedly raped a 75 year old pensioner at Sedie ward in MaunJacob Senyamba who is well known to the grannys family knew that the old woman slept alone in a house next to her grand daughters house. Police say they did not know how he gained entry into the house but he was found fast asleep inside the victims blankets and arrested on the 31st August 2012. Officer in charge at Criminal Investigative Office ,Detective Assistant Superintendent Motlapele Marupamabe told The Voice that Senyamba sneaked into the old womans house at night between 2200 and 2300 hours. The Superintendent further revealed that before committing the rape, Senyamba allegedly threatened to kill the old woman if she called for help or screamed.

Calling all the good samaritans – The Voice

A woman who was left paralysed after suffrering a stroke has pleaded with members of the public to assist her restore her dignity.Bophelo Gabaeme 42, decided to make the plea after she got fed up of living in un hygienic conditions with no toilet and no running water.
Gabaeme suffered the massive stroke that left her bedridden in 2007.Ever since she has endured the humiliation of living in unhygienic conditions whereby she often sleeps in soiled sheets because she can not be lifted to the neighbours to ask for the use of their toilet and neither does she have water for her care givers to wash the sheets.
“Although i am on home based care, i have all my senses and itis disgusting and humiliating for me to eat in a stuffy room like this one,”Gabaeme explained. The woman who was diagonosed with HIV and put on ARVs in 2007 following the stroke attack lives in a dusty room with just one small window.

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Was it rape or defilement – Mmegi

The High Court has set aside a matter in which Ozathi Makhaya allegedly engaged in sexual relations with his step daughter from the time she was nine years old in 2002 until she was 16 in 2009. Makhaya allegedly committed the offences in Francistown and Shsshemooke. The case was placed before the high court for sentencing as the principal magistrate who presided over it bowed out , saying it was out of his jurisdiction because the matter called for more than 20 imprisonment. Justice Gaopalelwe Ketlogetswe of the High Court said yesterdaythat before sentencing the accused , he needed to determine whether the case was rightfully placed before him by establishing whether the magistrate indeed have jurisdiction to decide it whether the matter was rape or defilement .

Jailed for raping orphaned niece – The Mid Week Sun

A Francistown court has jailed man for a sickening sex attack on his orphaned niece. Kenneth Bafedile (39) of Tati Siding will spend an effective nine years behind bars after senior magistrate Kgololesego Segabo backdated the sentence to the time he was first incarcerated in July 2011. The court returned a guilty verdict after satisfying itself that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt. The court heard that on the night of 9 May 2011, Bafedile forced himself on the complainant who is the daughter to his fiancee’s sister.

Its a sick, very sick world – The Midweek Sun

A Molepolole grandmother was left disappointed and helpless after the village police allegedly failed to arrest the people who raped her mentatlly retarded grand daughter. The grand daughter is also blind. According to the granny, men and village boys are in the notorious habit of using her as a sex object even as they are aware of her condition. The granny told The Midweek Sun that in the month of April alone , she reported five rape incidents involving two Batswana men and three Zimbabweans at Molepolole police station , but did not receive any help ” The Zimbabwean men took turns sleeping with her and she forgot her clothing at their house, which led to our findings that she was raped,” said the granny

Doctors infect woman with HIV + blood – Echo

Government was recently forced to fork out over P750000 as compesation to a Motswana woman after doctors at Pricess Marina Hospital transfused her with blood that was HIV + . High Court Leatile Dambe recently ordered government to pay the woman the money within 30 days after doctors at Princess Marina Hospital admitted that they infected her with HIV + blood, and requested for the matter to be settled out of court. Echo investigations have revealed that the woman was admitted for premature delivery at Princes Marina Hospital in December 2003 and was found to have had a low blood count. At the time , she underwent a number of tests that showed that she was HIV -. After admission at Princess Marina Hospital, the woman underwent a caesarean section after which she had a blood transfusion because of her low blood count

Womans chopped body found in pit

In a spine chilling incident that has left residents of the small village of Semotswane(near Tonota) speaking in hushed tones, a man chopped his lover and a mother to his 14 months old child into pieces and then burn the body beyond recognition.
The 20 year old man who later committed suicide inside his bedroom is said to have dumped the body pieces into a pit in the backyard of his parents home and set them alight.
Sources said it took the womans family six days to discover what had happened on the early hours of July 28 following a heated argument between the two lovers over an undisclosed matter.

My Dad begged me for sex

An 18 year old schoolgirls graphic account of sexual abuse at the hands of her father could land the middle-aged man with a heftyprison sentenceif found guilty.In front of a shocked Francistown court last Thursday the girl gave evidence claiming that her 44 year old father,Ketshwenyegile Okaile fondled her breast and private parts in an attempt to have sex with her.
Giving sworn evidence before Francistown principal magistrate Kgololesego Segabo,theyoung girl confidently recounted the events of the night of 26 June 2011 when her father attempted to have sexual intercourse with her.
She told the court that her ordeal first started some days earlier when her father begged to have sex with her.

Stabbed lover lands in ICU – Midweek Sun

A domestic dispute between female Special Constable and her lover left her in a critical condition after the 22 year old lass was stabbed eight times with a knife. Mpilo Siviya of Area S location in Francistown is fighting for dear life at Nyangabgwe Referral Hospitals Intensive Care Unit.At the time when the country was observing 16 days of activism against gender based violence on women and children , Thatayaone Goleletswe Koma, 26, apeared before a magistrate facing a single count of causing grievious bodily harm. Prosecution alleges that on November 29, 2011 at Area S location Koma attacked his girlfriend with a sharp object. The incident happened at 9 am when Koma had visited Siviya, the mother to his three year old baby girl. State prosecutor, Inspector Isaac Bojang said the suspect enquired as to whee the victim was heading to upon meeting her at the gate on her way out.