GBV Epidemic | Calls mount for more female police officers

File: The South African Police Service.

GUILLEM SARTORIO / AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Police Minister Bheki Cele says more female officers are needed in the SAPS to help rape victims.

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Cele says rape victims often find it hard to share their experiences with a male police officer, who might display a lack of emotion and empathy.

He says about 300 officers are trained to assist victims of sexual offenses, but this is not enough.

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