THE fight for women's rights has never shone brighter, or got such a shot in the arm.
Tyrannised, the victim of rape also suffers the unwarranted stigma that makes relating the attack a trauma she would rather not repeat.
Not Deputy Minister of Public Works Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, who is visually impaired.
The attack on her happened at the Soshanguve school, where disabled pupils are being raped by scum masquerading as teachers and security.
She still refuses to be cowed, admitting last Thursday that she was impregnated by a rapist at the same school 20 years ago.
She reported the beast to her father, who in turn disowned her - just one of the hardships a rape victim dreads. Thus thousands still don't come forward.
Bogopane-Zulu is the most senior South African to come out, the only way to arrest the scourge and deal with the monsters.