The Rape Crisis Blog

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of rape victims throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Zuma rape accuser 'flees to exile'

THE woman who accused South Africa's former Deputy President Jacob Zuma of rape has fled into exile after a judge acquitted Mr Zuma, a newspaper reported today. Johannesburg's Sunday Times said authorities had decided to send the woman into exile at the weekend over concerns for her safety, after the trial during which Mr Zuma's supporters set alight photos of the accuser in front of the courthouse and shouted "burn the bitch". The Star said the 31-year-old woman, who cannot be named under South African law, was brought to Johannesburg airport under heavy guard last night and escorted through check-in. She waved to relatives and then proceeded to board a flight to a destination the newspaper said it knew but did not disclose. The National Prosecution Authority declined to comment on the report, referring inquiries to police.

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