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Survivor talks about spike in femicide in South Africa

The World Health Organization says that femicide in South Africa is almost five times the global average, with sexual offences rising by 4.8 percent this year.

South Africa is about to hold an extraordinary session of its parliament on how to tackle gender-based violence.

That follows recent protests triggered by a series of high-profile female murders. The latest crime statistics show a rise in the rates of murder and sexual offences.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has talked of a crisis after growing protests over rapes and murders.

Al Jazeera speaks to sexual assault survivor Rochelle Pimentel, who tells her story from Johannesburg.