SA Lockdown: GBV shelters remain open

File: Government says it is doing all it can to end gender-based violence but activists are saying time is running out. 

File: Government says it is doing all it can to end gender-based violence but activists are saying time is running out. 

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JOHANNESBURG - Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu is urging communities to speak out against domestic violence.

She reiterates that shelters will be opened for women and children during the lockdown.

Zulu was speaking to Karima Brown on The Fix.

"Our shelters are open to those that are finding themselves with this difficulty when they call the number that we have given", said Zulu.

READ: Communities urged to wage war against GBV during lockdown

A GBV Command Centre will operate 24 hours and community members are using the line to report any abuse.

The number is 0800 428 428.

Meanwhile, the South African Council of Churches is warning that domestic violence will rise during the lockdown.

The council is looking at ways to support abused women.

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