Concern over Delft police station


The One South Africa movement says the recent rape stats at the Delft police station in Cape Town are concerning. The civil society group says while there is an outcry over crimes against women, society must not only depend on government but should also band together to bring change. eNCA’s Nobesuthu Hejana brings us this story. #dstv403

CAPE TOWN - The Delft police station in Cape Town needs urgent help to deal with rape and gender-based violence cases.

That's the view of One South Africa Movement Leader, Mmusi Maimane.

He visited the station on Women’s Day to assess its state of affairs.

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Recent crime statistics show that the station records the third-highest number of rape cases with a very low prosecution rate.

“The ecosystem of justice is broken, the engagement of women at contact points in police stations does not work well," Maimane said.

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"Once someone appears in court if the initial stages do not work, conviction rates are low and furthermore restorative justice -- which was part of the conversation -- is dysfunctional."

Meanwhile, the local community is pleading for an additional police station for the area.

* eNCA’s Nobesuthu Hejana reports.


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