“My mom sold me for sex, and sometimes she would sit in to see that I did not try anything to get away from it. If I did, I would get beaten up,” Candice said.
Someone saw, and looked away.
When she turned 18 she returned to Cape Town to live with her dad and his new wife, but that didn’t work out because of constant fighting between the couple, which led to her father kicking Candice out, telling her he didn’t want anything more to do with her.
* Independent Media’s Don’t Look Away campaign calls on people to paint their index finger with orange nail polish or wear something orange to show support. Orange is the colour identified by the United Nations to symbolise a brighter future without violence.
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