A report released on Tuesday by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says one in four women living in South Africa’s platinum belt have suffered from rape.
This was realised after a two-month survey of 800 women between the ages of 18 and 49 in Rustenburg, north-west of Johannesburg by the end of 2015.
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“What we found from this survey is one in four women has been raped in Rustenburg. What really struck us was the frequency, you can say that about 11,000 women are trafficked each year,” Garret Barnwell of MSF explained to AFP.
“For many women sexual violence has become part of their daily lives. The violence is routine,” Rosina Palai, a health worker quoted in the report said.