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SA People - Rape Survivor Walks 700km Across South Africa

JOHANNESBURG – Hiking through fields and along dirt roads, South African rape survivor Leilani Kuter finished a more than 700 kilometer walk on Saturday across a country unfortunately known for violence against women.

Kuter walked 27 kilometers for 27 days to mark 27 years since she survived a brutal rape, raising money along the way for survivors of sexual assault and encouraging women “not to give up on themselves”.

“This walk has forced me to release my emotions and speak out so others feel brave enough to do so too,” said the 45-year-old.

After being violently raped in 1992 and left for dead, Kuter went on to start a successful marketing agency and a dating site. It took her ten years to share her trauma with others.

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