In rural west Mozambique, a dead tribal chief must be lowered into his grave with five live goats and two roosters. Female livestock farmers must surrender their animals or face punishment.
Gender activists in South Africa feel insulted when a globally famous artist who murdered a sex worker says, if he goes to jail his “Million Rands (cash) would be at risk.”
“I did unprotected sex to avoid deportation from South Africa. Breast feeding makes us avoid immigration jail. Passport; visa means nothing when you are an immigrant sex worker.”
In South Africa´s small towns, jobless young men vie for the right to guide blind immigrant beggars. "We are paid 10% of the beggars daily collections. Police never demand to see our passports and visas too when they see us chauffeur blind beggars. It is a relief"
This is the horrific tale of 100 mental health patients whose corpses, hidden at first, have now been counted in South Africa. Today, some of the victims’ families are still combing mortuary after mortuary scouring for hidden corpses of loved-ones.
Handing down judgement in the Western Cape High Court a few minutes ago, Judge Patricia Goliath stressed: “with the high rates of femicide in South Africa, harsher sentences must be given as a deterrent against these crimes.”