Although rape is being condemned by South African Courts and often, give culprits harsh punishment, the portent of male rape in our country and society is stigmatised and regarded as taboo because of the ignominy that is devoted to.
Olwethu Twalo says that he struggled reporting the matter to the police simply because he is a man. During an interview with eNCA where he was sharing his story, Twalo said that he hopes to change the stigma around male rape.
At the age of 25, a man known by him and his family raped Twalo. Since 2016 shortly after the incident occured, he has been in and out of court trying to find justice.
The perpetrator was
finally sentenced last month. However, the reason Twalo shares his story; it is
the how the case was treated.
His main fight is to share his story in the hope that he can help remove the element of disbelief attached to male rape.