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Dlamini-Zuma urges Police Minister to review questions asked to abuse victims

The former African Union chair told a panel discussion at Constitution Hill that it is not right that women are asked what they did that led to the abuse.

FILE: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress (ANC) presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has called on Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to review the questions victims of abuse are asked at police stations when opening cases.

Dlamini-Zuma was attending the launch of an App called POWA GBV which will help women to easily seek help or report a gender-based violence case.

The former African Union chair told a panel discussion at Constitution Hill that it is not right that women are asked what they did that led to the abuse.

“I think that question should never be asked because in that question there is an implication that there is a reason for you to be beaten up. There’s no reason.”

Dlamini-Zuma says parents must teach their children from a young age how to respect women.