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THE sister of the Thembisa woman who was raped by seven men broke into tears as she explained how her 10-year-old nephew had been neglected by her mother since the incident.
Bahle Ngcobo was testifying in an attempt by the prosecution to show the court the negative impact the rape has had on her sister and the family.
She told the South Gauteng high court that her sister, who has been named Buyisiwe by gender rights activists, cannot even help the child with homework because she is always angry, drinks a lot and is constantly ill. "I have to take care of my sister when she is ill, take care of her child, my child and myself. I am unemployed and I can't cope," she said.
Ngcobo said the child's behaviour had also changed since she found out about the rape.
Bongani Nhlapho, Thabiso Thukwane, Sello Mohlala, Oupa Mohlala, Moeketsi Mphuthi, Kabelo Mwale and Mojalefa Seleka are due to be sentenced today for the 2005 gang rape.