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OPINIONISTA: Coko v S: Rape isn’t always an act of forced, brutal violence by a stranger

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Oct 30, 2021

Two weeks ago, the Grahamstown High Court overturned a rape conviction in Coko v S, a matter that spurred a much-needed public dialogue on consent and nuances of the crime of rape. I do not intend to analyse the merits of the judgment but would rather focus on the theme of sexual coercion, as that is the theme that emerged for me the strongest as I read the facts of the case.

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