Its a sick, very sick world – The Midweek Sun

Date: September 7, 2012
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Name of article : Its a sick, very sick world

Name of publication : The Midweek Sun

Name of journalist : Yvonne Ditlhase

Country: Botswana

Date : 15 August 2012

Skills : Sources

Theme : Disability

Genre : News

Gem classification : Subtle stereotype

Description :

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

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