- South African citizens are tired of the violence that women face every day
- Once again, fed up residents have marched to bring attention to the 'scourge of gender-based violence'
- National Director of Public Prosecutions, Shamila Batohi, addressed the disgruntled crowd, saying that enough is enough
September has served as an eye-opener for many South Africans. The plight of women as they face sexual abuse and gender-based violence has been highlighted, and Mzansi wants it to stop.
On 27 September, public servants joined the movement and marched to the Union Buildings, calling for action against perpetrators who harm women and young girls.
National Director of Public Prosecutions, Shamila Batohi, was part of the march and she said that it's sad that public servants are forced to try and get attention drawn to the troubles women face.
"We need to reinvigorate and double our efforts to deal with this scourge. The sad reality is that 100 cases of rape are reported to the police every single day, and those are the reported cases."
IOL News reported that Batohi added that it's worrying that 41% of the reported cases involved children.
"These are attacks on the most vulnerable people, the criminal justice system needs to send out a warning that we won't stand by and see our women and children being abused any longer."
Batohi said she's met with the National Commissioner of the Police to work on a plan of action on how to ensure more efficiency in this matter.
"We need dedicated people working on them and the people committing these crimes have to face the full brunt of the law."
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