ETV: Amendment to the sexual abuse act

Imagine, being 5 years old, sexually violated and unable to make sense of the crime or even being aware that it is a crime.

That feeling of frustration and despair has finally come to an end for many sexual abuse victims. The Johannesburg High Court declared the 20-year time limit on reporting sexual abuse crimes unconstitutional and even though they have to wait 18 more months for it to be amended, this is a victory for many people. We were joined in the studio to talk more about this act and how exactly it’ll work, by activist Vincentia Dlamini from Women and Men against Child Abuse and Attorney Ian Levitt from Ian Levitt and Attorneys.