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Vindication For Women’s Rights – Combatting Violence Against Women

In a recent decision, the Western Cape High Court overturned a gag order preventing a woman from talking about an abusive ordeal she experienced.


Judge Robert Henney, with Judge Daniel Thulare in agreement, overturned an order made by the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court that disallowed a woman from speaking about the fact that she was raped by her ex-boyfriend.


This is a ground-breaking judgment that affirms the rights of women to freely speak about violence without being gagged and silenced.


Should you require assistance with securing a protection order preventing domestic violence, contact our Family Law Department on 041 363 6044 or info@kaplans.co.za for advice.



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