n South African Law Journal - Extending the scope of rape - a dangerous precedent : note
|Article Title||Extending the scope of rape - a dangerous precedent : note|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||South African Law Journal|
|Publication Date||Jan 2007|
|Pages||677 - 687|
In the recent decision of the Constitutional Court in Masiya v Director of Public Prosecutions, Pretoria & another (Centre for Applied Legal Studies & another, Amici Curiae) 2007 (5) SA 30 (CC); 2007 (2) SACR 435 (hereafter Masiya) the court extended the scope of the common-law crime of rape to include, in addition to penile non-consensual penetration of the complainant's vagina, such penetration of her anus. The court held (para 18) that this was necessary in order duly to recognize a woman's right to dignity (s 10 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996), equality (s 9(1)) and freedom and security of her person (s 12).
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