Convictions for domestic abuse are very difficult to secure as the victim is often intimidated and does not report the crime.
That is perhaps why South Africa’s first ever rape conviction within a marriage conviction, occurred only in 2012.
Annelise Kriek endured over a decade of physical abuse and was raped by her husband.
It took seven years to get her husband convicted, and he&39;s currently serving a 10-year jail sentence.
But this is the story of two women - Annelise Kriek - and the female prosecutor who helped secure that conviction.