Chemical castration: ANCWL puts forward its answer to SA's rape crisis

Chemical castration: ANCWL puts forward its answer to SA's rape crisis

- The ANC Women's League has called on the state to consider chemical castration as a punishment for men found guilty of rape

- This comes in response to a wave of crimes against women that stirred the emotions of the nation

- Group leader Bathabile Dlamini revealed that the league wishes to fund a private members' bill to tackle gender-based crime

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The ANCWL wants South Africa to take a new approach to dealing with rape: Chemical castration. reported that the #AmINext movement had kicked off as citizens lamented the dangers of simply being a woman in the country.

News24 reports that the league has put forward this solution in answer to this outcry, with secretary-general Meokgo Matuba saying that they wanted the law to make provisions and look to other nations who have implemented similar policies.

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Bathabile Dlamini says that the Women's League will seek to sponsor a private member's bill to deal with violence and rape targeting female South Africans.

The league's president is adamant that perpetrators should be denied bail, face hefty sentences and for the accused man to have the burden of proof to show his innocence, TimesLIVE reports.

With a petition to bring back the death penalty gaining immense support, it is crystal clear that the nation is growing increasingly restless with the way crimes are handled in SA.

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