Rape victims should be encouraged to apply for compulsory HIV testing of alleged rapists. This is the view of Minister of Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities, Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya.
Mayende-Sibiya argues that rape survivors should fully utilise the provisions of the Sexual Offences Amendment Act, adding that they [survivors] have a right to request compulsory HIV testing of an alleged offender.
"We have to ensure that survivors know about this provision and are able to utilise it,” explains Mayende-Sibiya. She was speaking at an event to mark 16 Days of Activism Campaign on No Violence against Women and Children in Durban.
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