Lost Girls of South Africa

fuzeka

The father of 12-year-old Fuzeka offered to use a condom with her because he is HIV+.  When her outraged mother confronted him he said that no man was going to have sex with his daughter before he did.  He was arrested and charged with rape, but the court dismissed the charges and sent him home.  Fuzeka now cannot sleep at night for fear of her father coming in to her room.  She also fears for her mother’s safety in the house; one in four women suffer domestic violence in South Africa.   We follow Fuzeka, her mother and her little sister as they move to a plywood shack, a couple of metres square, a 10 minute walk away.  They’ll have no electricity, no running water and no toilet facilities, but there are happy that at least they won’t be sharing a roof with Fuzeka’s father.  But then he starts to visit the shack in the night...