President Cyril Ramaphosa Introduces three bills for GBV
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the designation of three new amendment Bills to fill the gaps of Gender-Based Violence.
Gender Based Violence is and has been one of the biggest issues to ever be faced by South Africa. A lot of complaints are always lodged that nothing is done about it and that the justice system is failing the people.
Ramaphosa detailed the three new keys in his weekly open letter, including the Amendment to Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, which creates a new offence of sexual intimidation, offence of incest and reporting duty of persons who suspect a sexual offence has been committed against a child.
He said that these bills are meant to restore the faith that many GBV survivors have lost in the criminal justice system.
“These Bills, once finalised, will help to restore the confidence of our country’s women that the law is indeed there to protect them,” he said.
He promised that they will try by all means to do good by the women of South Africa.
“The task before us now is to bring our collective efforts to bear by taking an active part in the public participation process towards finalising the Bills,” said the President.