Crisis in South Africa: The shocking practice of ‘corrective rape’ - aimed at ‘curing’ lesbians
This has to be just about the worst form of “conversion therapy” on the planet.
Clare Carter travelled across South Africa to photograph and interview the victims of this appalling crime. These are their stories…
Mvuleni Fana was walking down a quiet alleyway in Springs - 30 miles east of Johannesburg - on her way home from football practice one evening when four men surrounded her and dragged her back to the football stadium. She recognised her attackers. One by one, the men raped her, beating her unconscious and leaving her for dead.
The next morning, Mvuleni came round, bleeding, battered, in shock, and taunted by one overriding memory - the last thing they said to her before she passed out: “After everything we’re going to do to you, you’re going to be a real woman, and you’re never going to act like this again”.