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Mbalula: Clearly, we are a very sick nation

10 August 2017 8:30 AM
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The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula
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Minister Fikile Mbalula also touched on his six-point plan to deal with crimes against women.

CapeTalk's Africa Melane, standing in for breakfast host Kineo Kammies, spoke to Police Minister Fikile Mbalula about Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana and about his visit to the family home of murdered woman Aviwe Jam Jam.

The 26-year-old's Emfuleni woman's body was discovered after she went missing on 22 July.

Mbalula visited Jam Jam's home on Wednesday.

Police confirmed Jam Jam was beaten to death and that her boyfriend had been arrested. More arrests could follow.

Mbalula said he felt weakened in the manner in which Jam Jam was brutally murdered and urged society to play a greater role.

Clearly, we are a very sick nation.

Fikile Mbalula, Minister of Police

The minister reiterated his concerns about women reporting cases and subsequently withdrawing them at a later stage, saying women end up being killed by their abusers.

He says he will be rolling out a six-point plan of action, which will be communicated to all police stations, aimed at ensuring better treatment of reported cases.

According to the plan, no woman would be allowed to return to the police station to withdraw a case after reporting it.

Mbalula says only police officers can make a determination on whether the case can be withdrawn or not and if a case is withdrawn, the member in charge will be held accountable.

I am now using the law and law enforcement to protect a woman... The very intention of leaving home and going to the police station means there is a problem.

Fikile Mbalula, Minister of Police

Mbalula also responded to a recent assault involving Manana.

He says he is not happy with the way this case was handled because Manana should've been arrested immediately after the reporting of the case.

The minister says he welcomes all criticism by South Africans that Manana is getting special treatment because of his ministerial position.

Mduduzi Manana is a well-known figure and the law must not treat with class, it must move swiftly and it must be decisive...

Fikile Mbalula, Minister of Police

If I were him, I would resign. He doesn't have to be forced by the President to step down.

Fikile Mbalula, Minister of Police

To hear more of this interview with Fikile Mbalula, please listen below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Mbalula: Clearly, we are a very sick nation


10 August 2017 8:30 AM
Tags:
The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula
Women's Day

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