Does the criminal justice systems treat survivors of sexual violence with enough sensitivity?
Or does the justice system create the notion of how sexual violence is viewed in society?
After many people shared their concerns about the line of questioning by the defence to Cheryl Zondi in the trial of Tim Omotoso, a gender-based violence expert has criticised some of the questions put to Zondi.
Speaking to Bongani Bingwa, Advocate and visiting Professor of Law at Wits University, James Grant says he thinks that it may be time to re look at the law.
Unfortunately, I have to say that it has been rethought several times and we are at the position now where, in fact, in law, there are provisions in place for a judge to intervene where gratuitous questions are being asked.— James Grant, Visiting Professor of Law at Wits University
But it comes down to unfortunately how things turn out on that particular day.— James Grant, Visiting Professor of Law at Wits University
Listen below to the full interview: