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Woman and men protest during a Slut Walk, walk that took place in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday, Aug 20, 2011. (Schalk van Zuydam/AP)
Woman and men protest during a Slut Walk, walk that took place in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday, Aug 20, 2011. (Schalk van Zuydam/AP)

Judiciary

Nomination for South Africa's chief justice provokes outrage Add to ...

When the case of the seven-year-old sexual assault victim was brought before him, Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng decided to reduce the assailant’s jail term. The injury that the girl had suffered, he ruled, was “not serious.”

The judge’s ruling, and several similar decisions that appeared to minimize sexual attacks, have ignited an uproar in South Africa this week. In a country struggling with an epidemic of sexual violence, Judge Mogoeng has been nominated for the highest judicial post in the land: Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court.

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