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South African man raped and strangled his own mother

A 36-year-old South African man appeared in the Modderriver Magistrate's Court in Northern Cape on Wednesday charged with the rape and murder of his 51-year-old biological mother."It is alleged that the suspect and his mother were drinking wine together...

Jilted lover kills ex-girlfriend on Boxing day in South Africa

Police in South Africa have launched a manhunt for a 35-year-old man after he allegedly murdered his ex-girlfriend in Elukwatini, Mpumalanga last Thursday.According to police, 25-year-old Laurencia Zinhle Mathebula was walking with her cousin when they were approached by...

Malawian police accused of sexual assault and rape

Malawian police officers raped and sexually assaulted women, some of them in the presence of their children, during a security operation in October, an official state commission responsible for investigating human rights violations has said.In a damning report published...

Court dismisses rape allegation against Pastor Fatoyinbo

A Nigerian High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the case filed by Photographer, Busola Dakolo against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). This came after Fatoyinbo filed an objection and an affidavit at the Court...

Ex-Gambian beauty queen narrates how ex-president Jammeh raped her(Video included)

Speaking calmly through tears, in a hearing streamed live on YouTube, former beauty queen Fatou Jallow told how Gambia’s ex-president Yahya Jammeh locked her in a room and raped her.The 23-year-old’s testimony on Thursday concluded three weeks of public...

Nigerian man behind bars for having sex with his 3 daughters

A man in Uyo Akwa Ibom State South-south Nigeria is currently behind bars awaiting his date in court, for having sex with his three biological daughters.The public prosecutor, Joseph Umoren said the incest occurred recently in Uyo Akwa Ibom...

S.Africa’s Zulu king recommends castration for rape convicts

The all powerful South Africa's Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has recommended that those found guilty of rape should be castrated, the IOL news site reports. "This would end this thing... this should be done in a way that would show...

Sierra Leone toughens penalties against sexual violence

Sierra Leone’s parliament voted on Thursday to significantly increase prison sentences for rape, a move that follows the president’s declaration earlier this year that sexual violence constituted a national emergency. The new legislation sets a 15-year minimum sentence for rape,...

Nigerian pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo issued with a court summon

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has served Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor at the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), a summon document to make an appearance within 14 days. Busola Dakolo, a celebrity photographer, had accused Fatoyinbo of having...

South Africa ‘highway rapist’ handed 32 life sentences

A Mozambican national dubbed the "Durban highway rapist" has been given 32 life sentences for 32 counts of rape, committed in South Africa between 2016 and 2019. In a final act of defiance, the serial rapist Moses Mavila turned to...
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