JOHANNESBURG - The ANC Women's League is calling for a public discussion on the castration of convicted rapists.
It said the public must lobby Parliament to adopt the law.
The league said the country is struggling to deal with the scourge of women and child rape.
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It believes castration is a viable deterrent and said the punishment will also stop repeat offenders.
ANCWL said will be speaking to its alliance partners and other civil society organisations.
The call comes on the heels of the rape of a 7-year-old girl at a Dros restaurant in Pretoria.