Dept pays rape survivor for case delays

2012-10-12 11:13
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Johannesburg - A rape victim received R50 000 compensation from the justice department two years after the public protector instructed it to pay, the Sowetan reported on Friday.

The victim's case took several years to finalise and was postponed for a record 48 times.

In 2010 Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found the department, the National Prosecuting Authority, and the police were guilty of maladministration for their handling of the matter. Madonsela ordered them to apologise to the victim in writing and pay compensation.

In 2002, when she was 14, two of her neighbours raped her. Her two attackers, Masuku Matlanato and Tsomi Skosana, were convicted in 2009 and sentenced to 15 years in jail each.

The victim said the family was unhappy with the compensation amount.

"We feel the money could have been more, particularly since the delay was caused by three state departments."

The department's director general Nonkululeko Sindane said they could only compensate the victim, her mother, and witnesses for their travelling expenses.

- SAPA
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