Black men see rape as a right, says South African judge

A senior white South African judge is at the centre of a fresh racism furore over comments she made that black South African men regarded rape as a cultural right.

Period, Ms Jansen said in one of Ms Schuttes reposts.

I still have to meet a black girl who was not raped at about 12, Ms Jansen said in another repost from Ms Schutte. She told commenters on a Facebook thread that “99%” of her cases were “black fathers/uncles/brothers raping children as young as five years old”, then asked one poster: “Is this part of your culture?”

On Twitter on Sunday, Ms Jansen said, apparently in response to Ms Schuttes reposts: What I stated confidentially to somebody in a position to help has been taken completely out of context.

Many South Africans took to social media, demanding Ms Jansens removal from the bench.

South Africa has some of the world’s highest rates of violent crime, a scourge often blamed on poverty, joblessness and glaring income disparities, with minority whites still often better off despite 22 years of black majority rule.

Reported cases of rape have been on the decline, according to the Institute of Security Studies think-tank, with 43,195 reported in 2014-15, down 7.4% from 2008-09, though analysts say the crime often goes unreported.

 source:, May 11, 2016byEd Stoddard, Johannesburg.

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