NGO ProBono.org’s One Child A Year campaign calls on lawyers to take on at least one case involving a child per year without costs. Shain Germaner reports.
Johannesburg – It could have been prevented. Doctors said Colin* will never have a normal bowel movement again.
At just 4-years-old, he was raped – allegedly by his own uncle – to the point of internal disfigurement. But Colin isn’t the only rape survivor in his East Rand family.
His two sisters, aged 5 and 7, were also raped two years ago, supposedly by the same person.
Police took months to take a statement from the family after the first incident, and the perpetrator was never arrested because a criminal case was never properly lodged.
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