What it takes to fight rape

I was angry when I read a Guardian report last year quoting Southern California Judge Derek Johnson saying women get raped because they [don’t] put up a fight” and that if they did their bodies “will not [allow the rape] to happen”.  Continue reading

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My Open Letter to President Jacob Zuma

Dear President Jacob Zuma,

 You’re lucky that I took time to write you this letter. It does not happen likely, and when I do, you need to know that I am very concerned. And that’s putting it mildly. By the way, I am not into open letters like Ben Trovato – a Sunday Times columnist – but I think sometimes it is the only way in which we can address our concerns as citizens to you as our leader or have a hope (in hell?) that our concerns would reach you and hopefully addressed and given the utmost attention they deserve. Continue reading

Why Groenewald now has the best laugh on Mbeki’s “greatest confidence” in Selebi

Following the Supreme Court of Appeal’s rejection of former Police Commissioner Bheki Cele’s appeal last week – I was reminded by Pierre De Vos in his Jackie Selebi finish and klaar analysis of a letter former President Thabo Mbeki wrote in August last year in response to a letter by Freedom Front-Plus’ Peter Groenewald when he asked him to appoint a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the allegations (of corruption) against Selebi but refused. Continue reading