South Africa: SABC Interview With Mother of Dros Rapist Was Outrageous - and a Further Rape of the Child Victim


The emotional scars of the little girl will stay with her, probably for the rest of her life. There was the risk too, of the child watching TV and being told that her rape was not rape, but a grave mistake committed by 'poor' Dros rapist Nicholas Ninow.

What did Chriselda Lewis do wrong by conducting an interview with the mother of the Dros rapist, Nicholas Ninow, to deserve such outrage? The naivety and ignorance of Ninow's mother to claim her son made a mistake when he raped a young girl is beyond belief.

Unbelievably, so is the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), that placed itself in an untenable position by running an interview designed to garner public sympathy for a rapist, and in the same breath perpetrated further humiliation and gave a public platform to Ninow, effectively raping the little girl again.

It was an insensitive and imbecilic action by the South African Badcasting Corporation -- which is what I would prefer to call the SABC. It is like the SABC endorsing the views of many rapists that "a girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy", as was said by a member of a group of...

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