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IMG 2760 37648 1 Ms Ntombenhle Mnguni (social worker) and Sgt Thembi Motaung encourage the community to report GBV incidents to the police during a 16 days of activism campaign held at eMbalenhle Mall.

Police of eMbalenhle closed their 16 days of activism against women and children abuse at eMbalenhle Mall on Friday, December 10.

Police said there is a daily increase in rape and domestic violence cases in the area.

Sgt Thembi Motaung, eMbalenhle Police Community Policing Officer, said men raised many of their concerns and said they lost their faith in the justice system.

“We encourage men to use their rights and also report any form of abuse to the police.

“Men said our justice system is biased towards women and they feel that their rights are suppressed, we say by law they are also protected like women.

“They must come to us and open an abuse case then we will arrest the culprit,” said Sgt Motaung.

The National Prosecution Authority also encouraged men to use their constitutional rights not to keep quiet, while the Thuthuzela Care Centre also encouraged rape victims to use their services.

Other organisations such as Men’s Voice, ChildLine, Sasol and the Department of Social Development discouraged gender-based violence

IMG 2753 21219 1 Sgt Thembi Motaung encourages the community to report incidents of gender-based violence.