Op-Ed

Remembering 10 Years of Rape During Women's Month

The ten-year anniversary of President Jacob Zuma's rape trial is a sad reminder of how the system can fail women.

Women’s Month slid back into our lives last week like a greasy Twitter follower slides into the DMs. It’s a time when anyone worth their salt will suddenly wake up to the possibilities of women, "the need to uphold rights" and the celebration of how much women contribute to society by simply being. What makes this Women’s Month even more poignant is that it is cloaked not only in the local elections but also the ten-year anniversary of President Jacob Zuma’s State vs Zuma rape acquittal.

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