'Wives are often shamed into silence' – experts on EC judgment finding lawyer guilty of raping wife

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
A husband can be arrested for raping his wife.
A husband can be arrested for raping his wife.
PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES/Vathiswa Ruselo

They were married and he raped her – twice in a span of seven years. And now this husband is facing hard prison time for doing what many men believe is their right: simply taking sex from your wife without consent, even when she refuses.

The first time he raped her was in February 2012 and the second was in May 2019, the high court in Makhanda heard. 

The second rape happened after the couple attended a function together in East London, according to NPA regional spokesperson Anelisa Ngcakani.

Support independent journalism
Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in