Community Sexual abuse of young girls in the Zongo community has become rampant with perpetrators going unpunished.
In recent times, we hear stories of girls as young as 9 months old being sexually abused by fathers, elderly and respectable men in society.
These men are so powerful that they end up being freed from all punishment. Zongo is widely viewed as a slum community whose inhabitants are deemed to be poor and in most cases, characterized as violent people. Justification for this assumption is always drawn from the behavior and actions of a minority of the inhabitants.
My interest was drawn to this subject when a case I have been following for the past three months, has been struck out from court on February 15, 2022, because the complainant who is the victim’s mother refused to show up in court.