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Social Media name and shame leads UWC students to storm residence of alleged rapists

There are social media accounts encouraging women to name their rapists.

A group of University of the Western Cape (UWC) went to UWC’s Kovacs student village in the early on Wednesday to point out suspected rapists, said university spokesperson Gasant Abarder.

It’s reported that violence erupted during the incident and SAPS was called in to disperse the crowd with some shots fired according to Times Live.

“The students allegedly tried to apprehend the individuals,” said Abarder. “Police arrived on the scene and took action in an attempt to disperse the crowd.

“The students accused of these crimes were removed from the premises.”

Abarder said: “The university is aware of the heightened anger in the wake of the murders of young students, including our own Jesse Hess, and other acts of violence against women.

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“We are angry too – enough is enough. To bring perpetrators to book requires a concerted effort by all.

“We urge students who have information about any crime, including rape, to report it to the campus security and the SAPS so that the relevant authorities can investigate.”

Mrwetyana’s murder has led to social media accounts in which women are encouraged to name their rapists. Hundreds of men have been identified, many of them with accompanying photographs.

More: Times Live

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