Perpetrators of sexual violence in South Sudan "will be held accountable"

Special Representative Zainab Bangura (left) meeting with internally displaced people at protection of civilians site at UNMISS base in Juba, South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS/Isaac Gideon (file photo)

Perpetrators of rape and sexual violence in South Sudan's on-going conflict "will be held accountable," said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sexual Violence in Conflict on Monday.

Zainab Hawa Bangura vowed that she would do everything in her power to ensure that justice is done on behalf of the victims.

UN officials have documented at least 217 cases of sexual violence committed in the capital, Juba, following the outbreak of fighting there in early July.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his outrage over the weekend at the continuing reports of "widespread sexual violence against women and young girls, committed by armed men in uniform."

Lwak Nelson asked Ms Bangura for her reaction to the latest crimes of sexual violence in South Sudan.

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