Community members in iNanda north of Durban, say they are not surprised that their local police station has again recorded the highest number of rape cases in the country.
In reaction to the publication of the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) annual crime statistics report on Friday, Amnesty International South Africa is demanding justice for victims of gender-based violence and their families by calling on government to act with urgency.
Parliament has approved the new Firearm Amnesty period of six months, which begins on 1 August and will end on 21January 2021.
Police Minister Bheki Cele has disputed claims that a number of police members might lose their jobs. This follows the announcement by National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole that there will be a considerable reduction of the police force after the adoption of drone policing.
Inanda, north of Durban, has recorded the highest number of rapes in the country for the 2019/2020 financial year; followed by nearby Umlazi.