Three ‘key’ Bills have been introduced to fight GBV, says Ramaphosa


Cyryl Ramaphosa, the President of South Africa, stands during the singing of the South African national anthem ahead of the State of the Nation address at the South African Parliament in Cape Town on February 13, 2020. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH / POOL / AFP)

President Cyril Ramaphosa has come out again to condemn gender-based violence.

In his weekly letter, he said he has introduced the three key bills in relation to gender-based violence into the Parliament.

The Criminal Law Act will cover the following:

  • the offence of sexual intimidation,
  • broadened offence of incest, and
  • reports from people who suspect a sexual offence has been committed against a child.

The scope tied around the National Register for Sex Offenders has been broadened and will now include details of all sex offenders.

The public will also be made aware of the new development.

The Criminal and Related Matters Amendment Bill will also create an atmosphere that will make it harder for perpetrators of gender-based violence and femicide to be granted bail.

Ramaphosa is beckoning on the public to join hands and fight against any form of gender-based violence.

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