Women’s groups in South Africa have reported an alarming increase in rape cases.
In 2009, more than 68,000 sexual offences were reported. Among the victims were many lesbians who were raped by men to “correct their sexuality”.
Only a fraction of the cases result in prosecution, let alone conviction, because of prejudice among the police themselves.
In the first of a two-part series on sex crimes in South Africa, Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull looks at so-called ‘corrective rape’.