Should rapists be named and shamed?

A member of the #FeesMustFall movement, claims a fellow member attempted to rape her over the weekend. The alleged rape took place at UCT's Avenue House residence in Mowbray.

The woman later named and posted a picture of the alleged perpetrator and details of the incident on social media.

The police have confirmed the arrest of a 24 year old suspect this afternoon and he will appear in the Wynberg magistrate court on Thursday.

CapeTalk's John Maytham spoke to Kathleen Dey Director of Rape Crisis who says people sometimes feel like taking the law into their own hands because of the frustrations over the justice system.

They do whatever they need to bring the perpetrators to justice using their own means

Kathleen Dey Director of Rape Crisis

She says that Rape Crisis totally understands the frustrations with the justice system because perpetrators are seldom named after rape incidents.

Listen to the full conversation below:


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