- Ramaphosa wants Parliament to pass a law preventing perpetrators of gender-based violence from obtaining bail
- This comes in the wake of an announcement that an emergency plan has been put into effect
- Additionally, the president called for harsher sentences for those who perpetrate crimes of this nature
President Cyril Ramaphosa wants laws to prevent perpetrators of rape and murder being granted bail.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Ramaphosa had announced the national emergency plan, which aims to put an end to the plague in South Africa.
Addressing members of Parliament on Wednesday, Ramaphosa said the time for action is now:
“Outside of this Parliament, in the streets, we heard the demands of women that they want to be safe. We affirm here what they have been saying, they marched in their thousands to Parliament, they were saying with one voice enough is enough."
The president called for harsher sentences on those found guilty of raping and murdering women and children.
This comes as the Total Shutdown movement saw citizens rising up to condemn the continued fear that women in South Africa live with every day.
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