Cape Town - An anti-rape group on Friday slammed comments by ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, who suggested that the woman who accused ANC president Jacob Zuma of rape had a "nice time" with him.
The comments were made at a meeting with 150 Cape Peninsula University of Technology students on Thursday afternoon, the Daily News reported.
"When a woman didn't enjoy it, she leaves early in the morning. Those who had a nice time will wait until the sun comes out, request breakfast and ask for taxi money," Malema said.
Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust director, Kathleen Dey said Malema had no right to dictate how a woman who had been raped should behave.
Controversial rape charges were brought against Zuma by HIV-positive "Kwezi", as she identified herself. He was acquitted in 2006 but widely criticised for testifying in court that showering after sex was sufficient protection against infection.
Malema, who has had his own share of controversial statements said that "you can't ask for money from somebody who raped you".
"While I appreciate Mr Malema's wish to defend his party's leadership, his comments unfortunately show a clear disrespect for women and a limited understanding of the complexities of rape." said Dey.
It was a busy day for the notorious Malema. According to the report he also addressed about 1 000 ANCYL volunteers in Nyanga where he defended Zuma against pending corruption charges.
He said the ANC president had done nothing wrong in his relationship with Schabir Shaik.
"How many of you have helped wash a comrade's car or pay their children's school fees. That's how the ANC taught us. It then means we are all corrupt, because that's how we live."