ANC commits to increasing protection for women & children
Last week, a woman was gang raped following a hijacking in Elsies River, Cape Town.
CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) has resolved to increase protection for women and children after a rise in crime against them.
Last week, a woman was gang raped following a hijacking in Elsies River, Cape Town. No suspects have been arrested yet.
In Ocean View, the body of 14-year-old Cameron Britz was discovered near her home on Sunday. The teenager was raped and strangled. One man has been arrested and will appear in court.
In May, a 22-year-old pregnant woman was kidnapped and gang raped. Eleven men were arrested and appeared in court.
A series of crimes against women and children in recent weeks have brought the issue into sharp focus.
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Lindiwe Sisulu, an ANC national executive committee member, presented the outcomes of the social transformation commission during the ANC’s policy conference and addressed the issue.
She says that the party is dealing with a number of issues and will prioritise crimes against women and children.
Sisulu has echoed the recent sentiments of Police Minister Fikile Mbalula, who called for stronger laws to protect them.
#ANCNPC Sisulu: concerned about patriarchy, make sure children grow up in a society where everyone is equal, part of our syllabus. GN— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) July 5, 2017
#ANCNPC Sisulu: women suffer domestic violence, beyond immediate reach of our police. GN— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) July 5, 2017
#ANCNPC Sisulu: lack of monitoring where policies haven't been working that well. GN— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) July 5, 2017
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)