HIV tests for ‘rapists’

  • The Times, The Star and The Citizen - 13 February 2013

Police in Limpopo say they are declaring war on rape by forcing all rape suspects to undergo HIV testing. Those who test positive will be charged with attempted murder in addition to rape.

"This is going to give police more ammunition to fight the scourge of rape," spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said yesterday.

The move comes amid unprecedented public outrage about sexual crimes following the gruesome and fatal on Anene Booysen, which has also prompted the Minister ow Women, Youth, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana to call for the urgent reopening of Sexual Offences the full article and other related articles

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“Limpopo police want to test all rape suspects for HIV, testing positive would mean being charged with attempted murder as well”