Cele sets a target on GBV in SA’s hotspots

Speaking at a briefing on Tuesday afternoon, Cele described GBV as a second pandemic that had reached crisis levels in the country. He identified 30 hotspots for gender-based violence in SA that would get special attention.

Cele also revealed that since the start of lockdown in March, 310,494 people have been arrested and charged with contraventions of the Disaster Management Act.

Dedicated desks at police stations in the gender-based violence hotspots will go a long way in ensuring victims are assisted in the correct, professional way.