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BABY-RAPE in South Africa

CB052484I read about this several year ago.  It was an obscure little passage in the news paper.  It never did get very much attention.  Why? I don’t know.  This is by far the most apauling thing that I have ever heard of.  “Raping Babies to Cure Aids”.  And it is still happening.

There is a  bizarre belief among many African black men that sex with a virgin — even a child or baby — can cure HIV/AIDS is fueling what is already one of the highest child sexual exploitation rates in the world.

According to the latest report by South Africa’s Police Service, children are the victims of 41 percent of all rapes and attempted rapes reported in the country. Over 15 percent of all reported rapes are against children under 11, and another 26 percent against children 12-17. For the year 2000, some 58 children were raped or the victims of rape attempts in South Africa every single day.

The trend is worsening. Babies as young as only a few months old are being raped almost daily. Many black South African men infected with AIDS erroneously believe that by having sex with a virgin — even a baby — they will be cured of AIDS or their HIV infection.

The incidents of baby rape in South Africa are truly horrifying. Reports by the South African Press Association contain items such as these:


  • On Nov. 11, a nine-month-old baby girl from Kimberley in the Northern Cape who survived a gang rape underwent a full hysterectomy and will require further surgery to repair intestinal damage, a hospital spokesperson said. The baby from Louisville was left unattended by her 16-year-old mother when six Upington men allegedly raped her. The baby had undergone a full hysterectomy and she suffered extensive damage to her colon and anus as well The six men, aged between 22 and 66, appeared in the Kimberley Magistrates Court on charges of rape and indecent assault on Monday.
  • This past Halloween, on October 31, a month-old baby girl was raped, allegedly by her uncles, in Tweeling in the Eastern Free State Police spokesperson Loraine Kalp said the mother of the child had left the baby in the care of the men when she went to visit her mother-in-law. Upon her return last night, she found the baby crying and as she lifted her, she saw blood on her bottom. She then took the baby to a clinic where she was told the girl had been raped and sustained vaginal damage. In other reported cases, rapists have gone beyond penile penetration, using objects including broken bottle tops, sticks or harmful liquids that are pushed or inserted into the victim’s vagina. But police now say these brutal criminals are sure to be arrested and positively linked to their crimes. 


Equally shocking is the growing phenomenon of black babies with AIDS being thrown away in dumps around the nation, say South Africa police intelligence officials.

This is the saddest thing that I have ever heard of.  I don’t understand why it hasn’t gotten more media attention. and why the United States and Human Rights Activists haven’t gotten involved. 

We would love to your thoughts.  Click on “comments” below and leave your opinion.

May 28, 2009 - Posted by | Bad Parenting | , ,


  1. Leave it to a damn man to think up something like this. Reminds me of female “circumsism” (also practiced in Africa and other third world nations) where the female’s clitoris is cut out, most often with a crude instrument or piece of glass, not sterile or even clean, no anesthesia, and almost exclusively done when the girl is very young (less than 9 years old). Their mothers and aunts hold them down for the proceedure, just as their mothers before them did. It is rather effective to keep girls virginal until marriage and faithful after that. Yep. Some inadequate man thought that one up as well.

    As for what we (the US) should do about it — nothing. We already have 2 wars to fight and looks like soon to be a third, probably nuclear, not to mention the rape and child abuse that goes on in our own country that we can’t seem to get a handle on…

    Just one more extremely sad injustice to add to the list. Personally, I keep a file of them. It helps with organization…

    Comment by Maris | May 29, 2009 | Reply

  2. I haven’t heard about the femal circumsism. Why would mothers and aunts help with this. How did it help to remain a virgin?

    Comment by Margie Weatherbe | May 30, 2009 | Reply

    • By removing the clitoris (and sometimes even sewing closed the vagina until marriage), the woman is incapable of experiencing any sexual pleasure.

      Comment by Maris | May 30, 2009 | Reply

      • EWWW! I know we have enough fighting going on right now and that we have to choose our battles but this has been going on for a very long time. It seems to me like someone somewhere would have stepped in by now to help!

        Comment by Margie Weatherbe | May 31, 2009

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