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South Africa: 'Corrective Rape' Spreads To 'Fix' Lesbians

First Posted: 04/12/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:10 PM ET

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The partially clothed body of Eudy Simelane, former star of South Africa's acclaimed Banyana Banyana national female football squad, was found in a creek in a park in Kwa Thema, on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Simelane had been gang-raped and brutally beaten before being stabbed 25 times in the face, chest and legs.As well as being one of South Africa's best-known female footballers, Simelane was a voracious equality rights campaigners and one of the first women to live openly as a lesbian in Kwa Thema.

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Filed by Jessica Gusman  |