Khensani Maseko, student kills herself after rape, adding to outrage over sexual violence in South Africa


Khensani Maseko, a student at the Rhodes University in Grahamstown, said she was raped by another student in May, according to a statement by the university.

On August 3, the day she took her own life, Maseko posted a cryptic message on social media.

“No one deserves to be raped,” she wrote and posted on Instagram with a picture showing what is believed to be her date of birth and that day’s date.

Maseko’s account has since been removed from Instagram.

Rhodes University confirmed her death and said authorities held a meeting with Maseko’s parents after she reported in July that she had been raped.

The university says it was agreed that Maseko should be taken home pending an investigation into her allegations.

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