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After 12 long years, gang-rape victim gets justice over shoddy ...


After 12 long years, gang-rape victim gets justice over shoddy police work

Her case went all the way to the ConCourt, the ruling of which is being hailed as a victory for all rape victims

Siviwe Feketha and Isaac Mahlangu

The successful lawsuit against police minister Bheki Cele over his officers’ negligence in stopping and investigating the rape of a businessperson will help assert the rights of many crime victims who are failed by shoddy police work.

This is according to a relieved Andy Kawa and civil organisations which backed her after she successfully dragged Cele to the Constitutional Court on appeal over her 2010 ordeal when she was abducted, robbed and gang-raped for more than 15 hours.

Her horror occurred in the bushes and dunes while walking at King’s Beach in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape...

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