Director of Women and Men Against Child Abuse, Miranda Friedmann says they are pleased with the court's decision to declare Section 18 of the Criminal Procedure Act unconstitutional and invalid.
She says that more and more adults who were abused as children are now coming out and speaking against their abusers.
Society is moving in a way that it understands and it doesn't question in a way that it used to - why only now.— Miranda Friedmann, Director of Women and Men Against Child Abuse
Friedmann commended the so-called Frankel Eight for their bravery and courage. This is a group that came out and claimed they were abused by Sydney Frankel, a Joburg stockbroker in the 1980s.
Unfortunately, Frankel died of cancer before their case could be heard.
It is almost two years since they spoke out...They opened themselves to the public.— Miranda Friedmann, Director of Women and Men Against Child Abuse
Section 18 of the Criminal Procedure Act stated that a case cannot be brought against a person accused of sexual abuse if the alleged incident happened over twenty years ago.
But all that has now being changed.
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