If you have been raped, you may want to:

+ lay charges with the police
+ get medicines that would prevent you from getting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases
+ seek emotional support 

How to lay a charge with the police

Go to your closest police station to lay a charge.

You may want to have a medical examination to collect DNA evidence from your body, it is important that this occurs as soon after your assault as possible.

NOTE: You do not need to have had a medical examination to open a case immediately.

At the police station a rape kit will be compiled. This includes evidence from the crime scene.


Don’t change out of the clothes you were wearing during the attack – wear the underwear and even pants you had on when the incident occurred as these will need to be swabbed for semen.

Collect condoms (if any were used) from the crime scene and take them with you to the police station (in a paper bag – plastic bags cause degradation of biological material).

If you have already changed your clothes, take your pants/condoms from the crime scene with you to the police station (in a paper bag).

Compiling a rape kit can be difficult and time-consuming but it is necessary if you want to lay charges against the perpetrator.

Seeking medical assistance? 

Milpark Hospital also offers free rape kit examinations and anti-retroviral treatment for rape survivors through the emergency room. 

They also offer the Morning-After Pill in case of pregnancy.

Milpark Hospital
-  9 Guild Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg
-  011 480 5691

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