Judge hopes message will get to rapists

2012-11-23 00:00

A HIGH court of appeal has said it is hoped that the message will eventually get through that rapists — especially child rapists — will be severely dealt with.

The appeal court dismissed submissions that the regional court magistrate at Verulam, J. Pillay, did not satisfy herself that the child was a competent witness, and found she did establish if the little girl understood the oath and the difference between truth and lies.

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