Khensani Maseko

Student kills herself after rape, adding to outrage over sexual violence in South Africa

Updated 1613 GMT (0013 HKT) August 9, 2018

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(CNN)The death of a 23-year-old student, who killed herself two months after she alleged she was raped has renewed anger over sexual violence against women 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.