A LAND OF VIOLENCE
- Due to ancient tribal religions in Africa, many men believe they can be cured of HIV by having intercourse with a virgin…this leads to rape.
- South Africa has the most incidences of rape per capita of any nation in the world = 52,425 every year. This, of course creates a rampant spread of HIV across the country.
- South Africa has the highest child rape count per year in the world. Nearly 60 children are raped every day in South Africa, some of whom are even infants.
According to the 2013 CIA World Fact Book and UN Reports:
HIV: South Africa has the highest HIV death rate of any nation in the world. Over 310,000 people die each year to HIV. That means every 2 minutes HIV claims another South African.
Life Expectancy: South Africa has the highest overall death rate in the entire world (over 800,000 per year) and one of the lowest life expectancy rates: 49 years old.
Between South African citizens, illegal aliens and hundreds of thousands of refugees living in South Africa:
- 49% live on less than $2 dollars a day
- 35% have no access to improved sanitation
- 12% have no access to an improved water source
Because of these issues, political reform and international relief will only do so much. South Africa needs the love and power of Jesus to transform the minds and hearts of its people.
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