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disiabu00055.Social Isuues. Abuse. Bawinile Zulu, age 11, washing clothes with her mother in a stream close to their house in Nqabeni, a rural area outside Port Shepstone, in Southern Natal Province, South Africa. Bawinilie was raped by a neighborÕs son a couple of weeks earlier. In this very traditional Zulu area, most things are solved through negotiation and compensation. The girlÕs father was compensated with two cows for the breaking of the virginity. Bawinilie will start another school, as the father believes that she might get teased in the nearby school. The 22-year old suspect is arrested and is awaiting trial on February 2, 2002 in Port Shepstone, South Africa..©Per-Anders Pettersson/iAfrika Photos
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