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Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Shocking figure as 87,000 incidents of gender-based violence reported in South Africa since the 21-day national lockdown

The Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities ministry has called for action against gender-based violence (GBV) perpetrators, following a sharp increase in dockets opened for investigation.

This comes after police minister Bheki Cele said that a whopping 87,000 incidents of GBV were reported since the 21-day national lockdown came into effect on Friday, 27 March.

Cele made the announcement as he spoke on behalf of the Coronavirus Command Council last week.

Deputy minister Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize said the rise in incidents during the first week of the lockdown was “unacceptable”.

Mkhize further expressed anger and disappointment in the “toxic patriarchal mindset” which seemed unstoppable despite the nation walking in the shadow of “deadly disaster”.
“Women are carrying the double burden of fighting the spread of virus infections and attacks by perpetrators of gender-based violence.”

She also agreed with the Progressive Women’s Movement of SA that the lockdown was stressful and, in some instances, triggered serious mental health problems on a scale that had not been experienced before.

She said the government’s emergency action implementation programme had made “significant strides” where its impact was felt in all police stations, courts, Thuthuzela care centres and the provision of shelters.

Mkhize urged those who felt victimised to contact the police on their Crime Stop number 0860-10111.

During his briefing last week, Cele said that 87 000 people have phoned in reporting GBV in their houses. However, he could not say how many arrests had been made.

Meanwhile, Cele said more than 2 000 people were arrested for non-compliance with lockdown regulations.

This 2 289 were said to have been arrested for a variety of offences, including alcohol and road traffic violations.

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