Rhodes students protest against sexual violence

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Students have disrupted lectures at Rhodes University, some of them going topless.

Students have disrupted lectures at Rhodes University, some of them going topless.

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Students have disrupted lectures at Rhodes University, some of them going topless.

Students have disrupted lectures at Rhodes University, some of them going topless.

GRAHAMSTOWN - Students have disrupted lectures at Rhodes University, some of them going topless.

They say management must deal with rape on campus.

A group of students identified alleged rapists on social media at the weekend.

The law states that suspects in sex crimes should only be named once they have appeared in court.

But students are furious, claiming the system protects perpetrators instead of victims.

The protest has sparked a national debate about rape culture at universities.

"The fact that victims aren&39;t heard creates that desperation to actually say: We would like to be heard," said Kwanele: Enuf is Enuf! founder Andy Kawa.

"What&39;s happening at Rhodes isn&39;t really different from what&39;s happening in our society in terms of rape culture.

"I think the frustrations that the students are having at Rhodes, are similar frustrations to rape victims in our society."

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