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Lobby group supports latest Sidney Frankel abuse accuser

Several people claim Sidney Frankel abused them when they were young children in the 70s and 80s.

FILE: Several people claim to have been sexually assaulted by billionaire Sidney Frankel as children. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Women and Men Against Child Abuse has voiced its support for an eighth alleged victim who has joined the civil action against former stockbroker Sidney Frankel.

Marinda Smith served summons on the philanthropist and billionaire this week claiming he abused her for several years when she was a child during visits to his office.

Her mother Rona Fourie worked for Frankel for 30 years.

Several people are suing Frankel, claiming he abused them when they were young children in the 70s and 80s.

Women and Men Against Child Abuse says it supports and applauds Smith for laying charges against Frankel.

It also says several other alleged victims have come forward in recent weeks and it's urging more people to go public.

Smith is the eight person to join the civil action.

She claims Frankel molested her when she used to visit his office as a little girl.

"Small things are coming back to me because I blocked it out for 30 years, but the pain was terrible."

The stockbroker has denied the latest allegations.