By Kamogelo Moichela
While the suicide of Bafana Sithole, a Grade 11 pupil at Kriel Hoërskool in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga, has gone viral, police and a legal expert have warned of the consequences that South Africans are likely to face with false accusations.
According to advocate Paul Hoffman SC, director and head of projects at Accountability Now, because the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa has reached crisis point, when someone falsely accuses someone of rape, it causes extensive reputational and emotional damage to the accused.
His comments come after school learner Sithole hung himself with a tie on the school premises on Friday.
He sent a note to his mother…
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