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You touch a woman you're in trouble - cops warn

By Sne Masuku | Nov 06, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

POLICE in KwaMashu township, north of Durban, recently identified as a crime hot spot , have began on an early campaign to observe the 16 Days of Activism Against the Abuse of Women and Children.

This after recent crime statistics released by Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa revealed that KwaMashu tops the list of crime hot spots in the country.

The police yesterday launched the campaign by visiting crime hot spots in the township, where they encouraged women to report cases of abuse against them and children.

Officials from various government departments and the Ethekwini municipality joined the police.

The police's first stop was at KwaMasu hostel - a hotbed and hide-out of criminals, some of them involved in taxi violence.

The police also visited the Bester and Amaoti informal settlements.

The police handed pamphlets to residents and discussed with them ways of improving safety in their neighbourhoods.

Most women complained about violence and how the men battered them all the time.

Some women even accused men at the KwaMasu hostel of having the attitude that a woman should be battered to gain her respect.


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