Blame the cops for shocking gender-based violence rates: NPOs

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Blame the cops for shocking gender-based violence rates: NPOs

The minister may have pegged 30 hot spots, but activists say perpetrators just don’t fear the justice system

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Non-profit organisations (NPOs) in Gauteng believe police and the justice system are to blame for the high gender-based violence (GBV) cases and low convictions in SA.

This comes after police minister Bheki Cele identified 30 GBV hot spots across the country that will get special attention.

Bombani Shelter for Abused Women and Children director Jackey Morwalle says perpetrators of GBV do not fear being arrested because they are released on bail and their cases never get prosecuted...

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