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JEZILE V THE STATE

 

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JEZILE V THE STATE – Cape Town High Court Rejects Manipulated “Customary” Practice of Ukuthwala

Tuesday 24 March 2015 – After months of deliberation, Justice Cloete of the Cape Town High Court handed down judgment in the Jezile matter. The full court decided unanimously to affirm Mr. Jezile’s convictions of human trafficking and rape, but set aside his convictions for assault and simple assault. The court declined to accept Mr. Jezile’s argument that he was in a customary marriage through Ukuthwala. Continue Reading