ANC to challenge GBV legislation, says Magashule

ANC to challenge GBV legislation, says Magashule

The ANC National Executive Committee says the party's sub-committee will review and work towards changing legislation dealing with Gender-Based Violence.

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The African National Congress's Secretary-General, Ace Magashule briefed the media on Wednesday on the outcomes of the virtual sitting of the ANC's NEC that took place over the weekend. 

"To ensure to have sanctions for perpetrators including bail conditions, sentencing and enforcement of restraining orders, training of police officers, magistrates and other personnel on gender-based violence to avoid the second victimisation of women, children and others reporting abuse," he says. 

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Magashule says the NEC acknowledged GBV takes place in the context of a traumatised nation where violence is often seen as the first response. 

"NEC welcomes the alliance campaigns against racism and gender-based violence, in particular, the great focus on the role of men and boys in the fight against gender-based violence and for the amendment, improved enforcement of laws to strengthen the prosecution of gender-based violence perpetrators," he says. 

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