Cele highlights 30 GBV hotspots areas in SA including Nyanga, Khayelitsha, Orange Farm
Police Minister Bheki Cele has revealed that Delft, Nyanga, Mitchels Plain, Khayelitsha, Alexandra and Honeydew were among the 30 areas identified as gender-based violence hotspots.
Cele on Tuesday during a media briefing gave details of the police’s response towards the implementation of the level 1 lockdown.
During the briefing, he highlighted the gender-based violence hotspot areas in the country.
He said extra security resources would be disbursed to these areas.
The Minister also indicated that the crimes rife in these communities include rape, human trafficking, domestic violence and attempted murder.
Cele also added that the the intervention will ensure that police stations in the hotspots get to have a victim friendly environment and a special desk to deal with GBV cases.
“We are aware that the identification of these hotspots does not mean that GBV-F is only limited only in these places.”
“This is why provinces are strongly encouraged to look at their own localised hotspots and ensure that victim centre services deliver in all corners of the country.”
The rate of abuse and murders of women, children and queer people in South Africa is one of the highest in the world.
Other hotspots areas include Mfuleni, Orange Farm, Diepsloot, Mthatha and Kraaifontein.
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