Law Focus - Gender Based Violence Part 2

Tonight we will be wrapping-up our two-series topic on Gender Based Violence. Last week we spoke to Francesca Fondse, a Gender Based Violence survivor and founder of the Women Integral Impact Network (WIIN), an organization that deals with GBV cases and femicide across the country. We will now be focusing on whether the justice system and the South African law in place is effective enough to punish the abusers and prevent GBV against women. Violence against women in our country remains rampant, many cases of rape and sexual violence are being reported on a daily basis but only a small fraction of those cases are being successfully prosecuted and convicted. We speak to Percy Bapela, from Legal Aid, who will provide his legal expertise on the matter.