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disiabu00053.Social Issues. Abuse. Bawinile Zulu, age 11, with her mother Tholakele a few days after the girl had been raped by a neighborÕs 22-year old son. An officer from the Child Protection Unit, a special police branch, that only handles crimes against children, is interviewing her..Before they called the police, the two families started negotiating the compensation, done traditionally here in Zulu culture in the rural areas. After receiving the cow, it was slaughtered and a feast for the whole village was held. Normally this occasion is a festive celebration but thereÕs not much singing and dancing that day. The 22-year old suspect was arrested by the police and is awaiting trial on January 27, 2002 in Port Shepstone, South Africa..©Per-Anders Pettersson/iAfrika Photos
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