Police Minister General Bheki Cele has arrived in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape for the ministerial gender-based violence Imbizo. Cele and the senior management of SAPS will engage the community on gender-based violence and femicide-related concerns as well as their general safety and security issues. Latest statistics show that the Lusikisiki police station recorded the highest rape incidents in the country.
This is the second official visit by ministers in Lusikisiki in less than two months. In March, five deputy ministers converged there to engage traditional leaders and community members on GBV and femicide.
For two years, this small town has been dubbed the rape capital of the country. Women and young girls in attendance of today’s event are hoping this will play a huge role in curbing these social ills.
Police Minister Bheki Cele leads a Ministerial GBV and Femicide Imbizo at Lusikisiki: