An anti-rape group in South Africa on Friday slammed comments by ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, who suggested that the woman who accused ANC leader Jacob Zuma of rape had a “nice time” with him.
Reports from South Africa say the Malema made the comments during a meeting with 150 Cape Peninsula University of Technology students on Thursday afternoon.
Said Malema, “When a woman didn’t enjoy it, she leaves early in the morning. Those who had a nice time will wait until the sun comes out, request breakfast and ask for taxi money,”
Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust director, Kathleen Dey is quoted as saying Malema had no right to dictate how a woman who had been raped should behave.
Controversial rape charges were brought against Zuma by HIV-positive “Kwezi”, as she identified herself.
Zuma was acquitted in 2006 but widely criticised for testifying in court that showering after sex was sufficient protection against infection.
Malema, who has had his own share of controversial statements said that “you can’t ask for money from somebody who raped you”.
“While I appreciate Mr Malema’s wish to defend his party’s leadership, his comments unfortunately show a clear disrespect for women and a limited understanding of the complexities of rape.” said Dey.