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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL OF SOUTH AFRICA
REPORTABLE
Case no: 348/03
In the matter between
E VAN ZIJL

APPELLANT

and
I M HOOGENHOUT

RESPONDENT

Coram:

MPATI DP, CAMERON, NUGENT, HEHER and VAN HEERDEN
JJA

Heard:

30 AUGUST 2004

Delivered: 27 SEPTEMBER 2004
Summary: Prescription – Act 18 of 1943 s 5(1)(c) - claim by adult survivor of
child abuse against perpetrator – assaults committed between 1958 and 1967 –
plaintiff attaining majority in 1973 – effect of abuse on ability to attribute blame
to abuser – plaintiff not having knowledge of the wrong until able to do so.
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JUDGMENT
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