No More Protection in South African Law for Rape Accomplices

The system of patriarchy and its ills, through the sexist application of the common law doctrine of common purpose, has been chipped away. The South African law of common purpose has just taken the correct turn over sex and gender-based violence, writes Omphemetse Sibanda in Daily Maverick. Meanwhile, the Commission for Gender Equality has said "the judgment would allow for more effective prosecution of perpetrators involved in gang rape".

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