After 35 years, KwaSizabantu rape accuser at last has some hope ...

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After 35 years, KwaSizabantu rape accuser at last has some hope of justice

Commission hears several harrowing accounts of abuse, which the KZN mission denies

Lwandile Bhengu

A niece of one of the founders of KwaSizabantu mission has waited nearly 35 years to open a rape case against a member of the church.

When she reported the assault to her uncle, no action was taken. “My uncle said to me because it was brought out, it is covered and the Lord has forgiven me and we don’t need to talk about it anymore,” said Susan Fields* (not her real name).

Fields’ rape did not occur at the church, but she had informed her uncle because it was committed by a member of the church who was close to the family...

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