Child rape cases suffer ‘setback’ after training delays court process
Activists slam planning and say children are being retraumatised by months-long delays in trials
For two years an East Rand mother has waited patiently for justice for her 14-year-old daughter who was repeatedly raped after a church vigil in Johannesburg.
Since the attack on January 25 2020, the case, which is being heard in the Johannesburg magistrate’s sexual offences court, has been delayed nine times.
The latest delay occurred in late November because the department of justice and constitutional development intermediary, who was to have helped the girl face her attackers in court, was sent on training...