Rape conviction overturned

2008-07-06 00:00

Accused people, including alleged rapists, have the same rights to protection under the Constitution as complainants, an acting judge of the high court said in Pietermaritzburg on Friday when he and a fellow judge upheld an appeal by an Imbali man against his conviction and sentence for rape.

He said the accused was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment in terms of legislation that allows the sentence to be converted to correctional supervision after a short spell in custody.

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