Justice Minister Yvonne Dausab this afternoon tabled the rape amendment bill

Justice Minister Yvonne Dausab this afternoon tabled the rape amendment bill.

Justice Minister Yvonne Dausab this afternoon tabled the rape amendment bill.

The minimum conviction of rape is increased from a minimum of 5 to ten years, and where the rape is committed under coercive circumstances, the sentence is now increased from a minimum of 10 to 15 years. The Bill increases the sentence from a minimum of 15 to 20 years in respect of perpetrators who are found guilty of rape where the complainant has suffered grievous bodily or mental harm and is under the age of thirteen and is by reason of age exceptionally vulnerable(persons with mental and physical disabilities included). The bill prohibits courts to draw any inference only…
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