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Rape: South African Women Came Together To Protest and The Reaction is Epic

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Rape: South African Women Came Together To Protest and The Reaction is Epic

Statistically, every three hours, a woman is murdered in South Africa. Following the murder of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana, there has been a public outcry against rape in the country.

The 19 year old student was murdered by a 42 year old post office worker who raped her.

She fought back and the accused hit her with a scale which caused her death. He dumped her body which was later found after he confessed to the murder.

Across Africa, there is an epidemic of rape and assault spreading rapidly. Flip through the pages of any daily newspaper in any country across the continent, you will find stories of rape and violence against women and girls.

#AmINext protest held in Cape Town South Africa today and the public reaction was massive.

Across the world, people saluted their courage and emphasized their support.

Here are photos

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