- Bathabile Dlamini has reiterated earlier calls for harsh punishment for criminals found guilty of rape
- Chemical castration is still the ANC Women's League president's preferred consequence for rapists
- The politician also called on the state to introduce gender studies into the nation's curriculum
Gender-based violence was in the spotlight last year as the nation lamented the hardships facing women.
ANC Women's League President Bathabile Dlamini has stuck by her calls for harsher punishment for rapists:
“There should be no bail for rape and there must be no parole for rapists. There must be chemical castration for those found guilty of rape."
Briefly.co.za reported that the former minister had vowed the ANCWL would seek private sponsorships to fund a bill dealing with crimes against women and children.
This time, Dlamini had been addressing ANC supporters during the ruling party's 108th-anniversary celebrations in Port Shepstone.
She had additionally called on the government to introduce gender studies into the education curriculum:
“Gender studies should be included in the curriculum. Judges, police and lawyers dealing with women abuse issues must be equipped to deal with such cases."
In the ANCWL president's opinion, boys should be taught from a young age about the challenges facing women in order to produce a generation of 'good men'.
In addition to the harsh consequences, rapists' names should be made public in order to protect citizens from having relationships with them.
President Cyril Ramaphosa recently touched on the challenges facing South Africa's children, calling on society as a whole to pull together in order to protect the youth.
From the government to community members, the leader was adamant each and every soul in Mzansi had a responsibility to watch over the vulnerable.
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