Illegal acts of 'corrective rape' on the increase across South Africa


South African human rights groups have reported a rise in so-called corrective rape.

It's a criminal act, where men rape lesbian women to 'cure' them of their homosexuality and punish them for it.

Ndumie Funda is the founder and director of Luleki Sizwe campaign group in Cape Town. Her former partner suffered a "corrective rape" and died of Aids.

Funda told BBC Radio 5 live: "Nobody has bothered to talk about this."

"Men strip our dignities and force themselves onto us," she explained to Giles Dilnot on Up All Night.

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