Court to Hear South Africa's Oldest Sexual Abuse Case

Two sisters - Lisa van der Merwe, 56, and her sister Claudine Shiels, 60 - who were allegedly sexually abused by their relatives from 1974 to 1979 will seek justice when their case goes before the Wynberg Magistrate's Court. This comes after the amendment of the Criminal Procedure Act which will extend the list of sexual offences in respect of the prosecution and allow charges to be instituted retrospectively.

Outside the Wynberg Magistrate's Court (file photo).

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