n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - Sentencing : recent cases
|Article Title||Sentencing : recent cases|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||South African Journal of Criminal Justice|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||399 - 418|
A number of judgments highlighted the after-effects of the crime of rape as an important aggravating factor affecting sentence. In S v Tuswa 2013 (2) SACR 269 (KZP) 'the accused's conduct has reduced the complainant from an independent farming woman and a leader in her community to someone [who is] ... "mentally disturbed, forgetful and frightened with no self-confidence" ' (at para ). The court attached substantial weight to this factor, particularly in the light that the complainant was theoretically old enough to be the accused's great-great grandmother (at para ).
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