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“Please help me find justice, I was raped and sodomized by this man and Sigodvweni police are laughing at me”, SWAGAA Director Nonhlanhla Dlamini to follow-up matter.

Wednesday, 7th February, 2024

MBABANE:Nonhlanhla Dlamini,the Executive of the Eswatini Action Group Against Abuse(SWAGAA) has promised to follow-up a matter of a man who was allegedly raped and/or sodomized without access to justice.

The victim told this Swaziland News this week that,he reported the rape to the Matsapha(Sigodvweni police station) but the police laughed at him and subsequently asked that, he submit himself for medical tests.

“It’s been a year now since the police did the medical tests but nothing has happened instead, the police laughed at me that I was raped and sodomized. In my community, I’m also a laughing stock. I also went to SWAGAA and they welcomed me, the delay is with the police,at Sigodvweni I was attended by a police officer identified as Mr Langa but nothing has happened since then”, said the victim.

The name of the victim and the perpetrator cannot be revealed for ethical reasons.

A questionnaire was sent to Senior Superintendent Phindile Vilakati,the Police Spokesperson, however, she had not responded at the time of compiling this report.

Responding to this Swaziland News on the subject matter,Nonhlanhla Dlamini,the SWAGAA Executive Director promised to follow-up the matter.

“We will follow-up this matter, in fact we have many cases where men reported rape and that’s what we have been advocating for.Before, such rape against a man was treated as sodomy or indecent assault yet this is rape. We then advocated for the Sexual Offenses and Domestic Violence Act(SODV) but we are disappointed because, this law is not implemented the way it is supposed to be, the police is with the police”, said the SWAGAA Director when speaking to editor Zweli Martin Dlamini on Wednesday morning.

“Please help me find justice, I was raped and sodomized by this man and Sigodvweni police are laughing at me”, SWAGAA Director Nonhlanhla Dlamini to follow-up matter.
The alleged perpetrator.