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President Ramaphosa promises to change existing laws dealing with GBV

President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa is promising to change South Africa’s existing laws dealing with gender-based violence.

Ramaphosa says new laws will protect women and ensure perpetrators are dealt with accordingly.

There will be legal reform to protect women from violence and to ensure that perpetrators are given the harshest penalties possible,” Ramaphosa said.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

“Amendments to the sexual offences and related matters bill and criminal amendment act and the domestic violence act will strengthen existing laws to protect women and children.”

Ramaphosa made these comments during a Dialogue on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide.

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Source: eNCA