'1 in 3 South African men admit to committing rape'

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November 26, 2010 18:25

 
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JOHANNESBURG — A new survey said more than one in three South African men admit to having committed rape.

A study led by the government-funded Medical Research Foundation said that in Gauteng province, home to South Africa's most populous city of Johannesburg, more than 37 percent of men said they had raped a woman. Nearly 7 percent of the 487 men surveyed said they had participated in a gang rape.

More than 51 percent of the 511 women interviewed said they'd experienced violence from men, and 78 percent of men said they'd committed violence against women.

A quarter of the women interviewed said they'd been raped, but the study says only one in 25 rapes are reported to police.

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