PRETORIA - Sending gender-based violence victims home costs them their lives.
That's the message from Minister of Police Bheki Cele, who was addressing hundreds of police officers.
The men in blue marched on the streets of Pretoria on Monday, campaigning against the crimes.
Cele has warned secondary victimisation is a contributor to the deaths of gender-based violence victims.
The minister has called on police to stick to their job requirements and stop protecting perpetrators.
Cele has pledged to improve the service for those who come forward to report these crimes.