The DA is calling for Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to answer for her department’s failure to meet the targets set out to address the scourge of GBVF in the country.
Nazley Sharif, the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Shadow Minister of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, took to Twitter on Sunday, 25 April 2021, to circulate a statement. The statement highlighted the apparent failure of the aforementioned department to meet its targets in addressing the matter of gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) in South Africa.
The statement read, “The DA notes the Commission for Gender Equality’s (CGE) damning report that more than 60% of government’s targets in its Emergency Response Action Plan (ERAP) to deal with gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) has not been reached.”
Moreover, the statement further lambasted the South African Police Service (SAPS), stating, “SAPS have failed to meet vital targets, including reducing the backlog for GBV-related forensic cases; prioritising complaints related to GBV so they are dealt with within seven days; finalising 80% of domestic violence-related cases within three days; and conducting training on the guidelines of management of survivors of sexual violence at all police stations.”
See the post below.
The Commission for Gender Equality's report highlights that more than 60% of government’s targets to deal with Gender-Based Violence has not been reached.
The DA now calls for urgent Parliamentary action to correct this and help end the scourge of GBVF.https://t.co/yUAnmlcvoi
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) April 25, 2021