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By Mogomotsi Selebi | Apr 23, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 208 ]

GAUTENG premier Nomvula Mokonyane has called on television producers to help combat the scourge of violence against the nation's women and children.

Speaking at a prayer service for the 17-year-old mentally ill girl who was gang-raped by seven young men, Mokonyane said locally produced TV programmes should show images that do not corrupt the minds of the youth.

"Children must not watch people having sex in Generations (TV soapie) and think it is cool. We want to watch shows that will empower families," she said.

The service was held at Soweto's Doornkop sports ground at the weekend.

After the rape the boys circulated a video clip brazenly revealing their actions.

The video of the incident has been circulating and has been a major topic on social networks.

Mokonyane appealed to those who were in possession of a copy of the video to get rid of it.

"Please delete it from your phones if you have it," she pleaded.

"Young men, engaging in sexual intercourse with someone who does not want to, is not good. It's even worse if that person is vulnerable," Mokonyane said.

Condemning the parents of the suspects would not heal the hearts of the girl's family members, she said.

"No one is guilty so let us not condemn their families. Those boys' parents did not send them to do what they did."

She said attacks on women and children would be met with strong resistance.

"Not even animals do what happened to that young woman.

"We must all come together and fight this problem the same way we fought apartheid," she said.

Matshidiso Mfikoe, MMC for public safety in Johannesburg, said there would soon be more police officers on the streets to combat crime.

"From July we'll deploy more Metro Police in our wards to monitor and deal with those committing crime. It is sad that the boys who were supposed to have protected her, ended up violating her," Mfikoe said.

Veteran actor Patrick Shai called on male adults to be living, fatherly examples for teenage boys.

"As a father, I should be concerned with the company my son is keeping. I should be interested in his views of women. We must go back to reclaiming our children."

- The suspects appeared in the Roodepoort Magistrates' Court last Thursday. The case was postponed to Wednesday.

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Dzel: Where in any of these comments have I been partisan. As you know, I consistently claim non-alignment. In what way is commenting on the role of social conditioning got anything to do with political points? Sorry, ou, you need some lessons in basic logic. And far be it from you to follow the party line, not so?

Apr 23, 2012 2:15 | 0 replies

@itsme4sure
what are we doing about it....we are raising our concerns to the various authorities, then what happens....nothing.....we take the law into our own hands......what happens, the culprits gets away under the banner of "human rights".....truth be told....the powers that be does not wana deal with r@pe cases, cos our woman are not viewed as worthy equals in our society......!
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Spot on...but the strange thing is that the same women support these men and consume these videos where women are violated.

Apr 23, 2012 1:18 | 0 replies

Cappuccino
Are you ret@rded? So now it is g@y men who cause r@pe? Back to the c@ve with you Ne@nderthal...

Apr 23, 2012 1:10 | 0 replies

"Children must not watch GAYS in Generations (TV soapie) and think it is cool. We want to watch shows that will empower families," I say.

Apr 23, 2012 1:5 | 0 replies

@MsKinkyakaKamaSutra
@Dzel, age of consent for engaging is s.x is 16 but for por.no is 18.
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Didn’t know that, thanks.

Apr 23, 2012 1:5 | 0 replies

people have lost morals and values, gone are those days when a young people see any old person as their parent who can discipline you when you've done wrong and you wont even think of tell your parents cause you know they will also do the same

Apr 23, 2012 1:3 | 0 replies

Afrojoy
@ Dzel, MommaC

It's child pornography mostly because of a sexual act involving the 14yr old boy. He falls below the age of sexual consent...even though he is the perpetrator in this case, the video with him is still child pornography.
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Makes sense then, but surely her mental state must count as well.

Apr 23, 2012 1:2 | 0 replies

JJQ,

Age of consent is when one can legally consent to engage in sex. The limit is 6 meaning sex with a 15 year-old amounts to statutory r.ape, sex with a 16 year-old is legally permissible.

Apr 23, 2012 1:0 | 0 replies

Afrojoy
You will find that wh1te men also force themselves on others, but it is not as publicized as this as these boys do so with drugs and alcohol and the girl is none the wiser, I actually had it happen in my own house, suffice it to say the man did not make it home with all his teeth and bones were they where at the start of the night, but I want to know is is it a lack of respect, mentorship or just a general lack to others feelings?

Apr 23, 2012 1:0 | 0 replies

@JajasQueen

what are we doing about it....we are raising our concerns to the various authorities, then what happens....nothing.....we take the law into our own hands......what happens, the culprits gets away under the banner of "human rights".....truth be told....the powers that be does not wana deal with r@pe cases, cos our woman are not viewed as worthy equals in our society......!

Apr 23, 2012 1:0 | 0 replies

@itsme4sure

as m uch as m e n are to bl ame for wh at hap pened to the po or gir l so is the comm unity , th ere is a sayi ng that it tak es the whol e vill age to rai se a ch ild , if the comm unity mem bers car ed abo ut wh at happe ned to the gi rl and to ok act ion it would have stop ped a long ti me ago like they re act when there is no ser vice del ivery, its just that a par ent wo uld have no pro blem to say its not my ch ild when he/she se es a ch ild do ing somet hing wr ong or anot her per son do ing some thing w rong to a chi ld.blam ing it on a gi rl with a ment al capa city of a five year old is ju st sic k the wh o le com munity is sic k.

Apr 23, 2012 12:58 | 0 replies