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Mbalula: Women have put up with abuse for too long

Four more murder cases are being investigated after the bodies of young women were discovered in Soweto at the weekend.

FILE: Police Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: Bertram Malgas/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says women have put up with abuse for far too long and officers need to be trained to respond adequately when cases are opened.

Four more murder cases are being investigated after the bodies of young women were discovered in Soweto at the weekend.

At the same time, 11 men are expected to appear in court on Tuesday in connection with the rape of a 22-year-old pregnant woman in the Johannesburg central business district this week.

Meanwhile, Karabo Mokoena, who was also 22-years-old, will be remembered at a memorial service in Diepkloof today. Her boyfriend has been arrested in connection with her murder.

Mbalula says the police are working hard to bring those responsible for the killings to book.

“We need to conscientise our police force to respond adequately to this matter.”

LISTEN: Police Minister Fikile Mbalula calls for mobilisation against abuse of women and children

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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