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The statute of limitations on sexual assault has been scrapped.
The landmark judgment was handed down in the South Gauteng High Court today. Previously Section 18 of the CriminalProcedure Act stipulated a 20-year time period for such cases to be prosecuted.
This was challenged by the Frankel 8 – who alleged they were sexually abused by late philanthropist Sidney Frankel.
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