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Sex videos shock for SA

Dec 13, 2011 | Zwanga Mukhuthu |   226 comments

EXTENSIVE and explicit cellphone video footage featuring ordinary South Africans engaging in sexual activities is being distributed on a newly established local website.

BAD REPUTATION: One of the clips on the website shows some pupils having sex at the school while other pupils film them on their cellphones. Photo: SIMPHIWE NKWALI

The site features explicit videos of child pornography, rape, indecent displays of naked people and people having sex in public.

The three-month-old illicit site, [removed], also features the Jules High School sex video in which three pupils between the ages of 15 and 16 were filmed having sex with a girl at school. The incident created headlines all over the country.

At least 10 Grade 8 pupils stood by and filmed on cellphones their classmates having sex in the school grounds in November last year.

The girl's family alleged she had been drugged and gang-raped by the three schoolboys.

They feared she would be traumatised over and over again as cellphone videos of the attack kept on circulating among pupils.

However in court, the 15-year-old girl, who earlier accused her schoolmates of gang-raping her, said the sex was consensual. The three boys were charged with statutory rape.

But their charges were later dropped and they were referred to a diversion programme.

Last year, the National Prosecuting Authority vowed to prosecute anyone who was in possession of, or distributing, the video as it bordered on child pornography.

Also on the site is a video of a young school girl repeatedly having sex with three men, while still in her school uniform.

Adding to the disturbance is an explicit video of a clearly drunk girl being brutally raped by a group of seven men. The men take turns raping her after she had seemingly passed out.

Although in some instances the teenager fights back by kicking and screaming, the men forcefully pin her down and rape her.

The site and its videos have angered the NPA, the Film and Publication Board (FPB), and People Opposing Women Abuse (Powa).

NPA spokesman Mthunzi Mhaga vowed to find the people responsible for the site and prosecute them.

"We would also urge police to investigate and identify the ones responsible for rape or those performing sexual acts with minors and have them arrested," Mhaga said.

Powa media officer Nonkululeko Khumalo, upon viewing the site, said: "This is clearly a case of child pornography and rape as the girl is being raped.

"We have since reported the matter to the family violence, child protection and sexual offences unit and they have committed to looking into the site and investigating the matter further.

"We will make sure that we follow up with police in this regard," Khumalo said.

FPB spokesman Mlimandlela Ndamase said: "As the FPB we will forward the reported site to our content advisers and will also institute a criminal investigation with the SAPS should we find that there are possible cases of child pornography."

Ndamase warned South Africans that the creation, possession and distribution of child pornography is illegal and considered a serious crime in terms of the Film and Publications Act.

Other noticeable sexual acts on the site include a teenage girl giving her "boyfriend" a blow job behind a classroom, and that of two pupils having sex on the school grounds.

Other videos beyond the bounds of public indecency include those of couples having sex in front of scores of people and of women taking their clothes off in public places.

The site, which began with four videos, has spread like wildfire.

A statement on the site reads: "Welcome to the Real Goboza site. At the moment we are looking to expose people, and if you got naked pix or videos, or people doing weird things in your town please don't be afraid to post them here."

The site, which can easily be accessed on a cellphone and computer using a fake registration code, has angered South Africans from diverse backgrounds.

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