Perpetrators of GBV Must Be Punished

Nov 27, 2023 | Press Releases

The IFP, as the Official Opposition in the KZN Legislature, says perpetrators of gender-based violence (GBV) must be punished. This, after three female security guards are alleged to have been raped in the KZN Department of Transport offices in Merebank, Durban.

We need a no-nonsense approach to deal with perpetrators of GBV and urge the Courts to show no mercy to anyone found guilty of these horrific crimes. Regretfully, we have noted the increase in the numbers of repeat or habitual offenders of GBV. We plead with our justice system to be tough on repeat offenders, and for the Department of Correctional Services to exercise caution and vigilance when granting parole.

This incident happened after the recent debate on Programmes aimed at Ending the Tragedy of Gender-based Violence and Femicide in our Lifetime, as highlighted in the 2023 State of the Province Address in the KZN Legislature, where the IFP stated categorically that it is against GBV, irrespective of who is involved.

The IFP believes that the fight against GBV must be a 365-day-a-year project, not only during 16 Days of Activism.

The IFP reiterates its call that our laws must have sharp teeth to bite. Crime is getting worse by the day, with no hope of abating. If the laws of the country are weak, brazen criminals will continue to terrorise communities with impunity knowing there are few, if any, consequences. Perpetrators of all the horrors are guaranteed their human rights as a point of departure when confronted by the law. If the crime and criminals are given too much leeway, then only the laws and criminals will see the light of the day, while citizens are left six feet underground.

More resources must be deployed to eradicate crime.

Contact
Mr Blessed Gwala MPL
Leader of the Official Opposition in the KZN Legislature
078 290 5842

Recent Headlines

IFP Secures 7 Wards in KZN By-Elections

IFP Secures 7 Wards in KZN By-Elections

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in KwaZulu-Natal is overwhelmed with gratitude to the people of the province, following its resounding victory in yesterday’s by-elections, where the Party secured 7 out of 12 contested wards. The IFP has gained a majority in several...

The IFP Takes the Premiership of KwaZulu-Natal

The IFP Takes the Premiership of KwaZulu-Natal

When the IFP makes a commitment, the IFP delivers. Throughout the campaign for the 2024 elections, the IFP expressed our intention of restoring a leadership of integrity to the Government of KwaZulu-Natal. This evening, the IFP’s premier candidate, the Hon. Mr Thami...

IFP Leadership to Brief the Media on Coalitions

IFP Leadership to Brief the Media on Coalitions

The IFP’s coalition negotiations team, having reported to the Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) yesterday, has finalised its work. Tomorrow, the team will brief the Party’s National Council - the IFP’s highest decision-making body in-between conferences - to...

WhatsApp