EC rape judgement causes uproar

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The seven year sentence and judgment against a man accused of rape have been set aside in the Eastern Cape.
The seven year sentence and judgment against a man accused of rape have been set aside in the Eastern Cape.
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What is tacit consent? How is it 'policed'? These are some of the questions that have come out since a sentence in a rape case in the Eastern Cape was overturned.

The case has raised the ire of activists, who took to social media to lament the impact it might have on victims who might not come forward in future. 

The case in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape has thrust into the spotlight several issues relating to rape, including verbal and nonverbal consent.

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