Security cluster vows to reopen GBV cold cases

A committee will be set up to look at previous gender-based violence cases. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Minister of Defence Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said, on Tuesday, a committee will be set up to look at previous gender-based violence cases.

Mapisa-Nqakula was speaking during the security cluster's briefing on their plans to fight recent incidents of violence across the country.

"A committee will be set up by the South African police service and the National Prosecuting Authority to look at all cold cases which relate to sexual offences and gender-based violence.

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"In addition, the South African Police service has committed to training more female officers to deal with victims of violence and crimes against women and children", said Mapisa-Nqakula.

She said the cluster is looking at proposals to have one-stop shops that will assist victims of sexual violence.

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eNCA