Minister Ronald Lamola opened new sexual offences court in Limpopo

Minister Ronald Lamola opened new sexual offences court in Limpopo

Limpopo saw the opening of a new sexual offences court on Friday, 13 September. Justice Minister, Ronald Lamola, inaugurated the opening in Sibisa and the event was attended by residents as well as officials.

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After a new sexual offences court was opened in Limpopo on Friday, the 13th of September, South Africa now has 93 such courts.

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola inaugurated the opening, reported News24.

The event was attended by locals as well as officials and the Justice Department says it is part of the government's plans to fight gender-based violence in Mzansi.

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These courts serve as a specialised place where sexual assault and rape cases are dealt with.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the government hopes to lessen the trauma that victims go through.

Faster trials and counselling is part of the procedure; victims will also never be in the same room as the accused.

Judge Ephraim Makgoba said it's about time that sexual crimes get attention.

"It is high time that these organised and serious crimes are given special attention."

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This comes after many protests against the violence facing female citizens in South Africa.

With women murdered and raped in the most gruesome ways imaginable, the country has had enough, and it is hoped the justice system will help make a difference.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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