[LISTEN] How law enforcement approaches abuse cases
Lisa Vetten, a Mellon doctoral candidate says a plan by Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to prohibit victims of abuse from withdrawing cases of abuse after they’ve opened them, will be very difficult.
JOHANNESBURG - Mellon doctoral candidate at Wits City Institute, Lisa Vetten says a plan by Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to prohibit victims of abuse from withdrawing charges after they've opened them is not practical.
Vetten says the plan will not work if police are not willing to provide protection to victims of abuse who face threats from abusers who want them to withdraw charges.
Vetten also says the degree of support from prosecutors would also have to increase.
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