Don't send GBV victims home: Cele

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. Courtesy #DStv403

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.

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    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.

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    Cele has pledged to improve the service for those who come forward to report these crimes.

    The SAPS is often blamed for not taking appropriate action when victims of gender-based violence enter police stations to report the crime. Courtesy #DStv403

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