Overturned rape conviction a ‘setback for victims’, SCA told
High court found that as a paramedic’s erstwhile girlfriend engaged in foreplay, he had grounds to believe she tacitly consented to sex
By controversially setting aside a rape conviction, the high court “failed to consider the overwhelming ... evidence” against the accused rapist that should have left him imprisoned for his seven-year sentence.
This was the argument made by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Tuesday before the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), in seeking to have the original rape conviction and sentence reinstated for Loyiso Coko. ..
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