South Africa: Cyril Ramaphosa decrees a state of emergency to save women

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced new measures to address the outbreak of violence against women in South Africa.

The resurgence of xenophobia is not the only evil that is currently affecting South Africa. Violence against women is also a problem that challenges the government’s conscience. Its violence is beginning to turn alarmingly and the President is also aware of this. He rightly brought the two chambers of Parliament together to define an action plan. Cyril Ramaphosa wants to act immediately with the strengthening of the South African judicial system to alleviate this violence that he considers too much.

“Women are  in a siege condition in South Africa”….” There is a very brutal war going on against the women of this country. South Africa is one of the most dangerous places in the world for women. “, acknowledges President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Rapists and murderers must know that they will be arrested and that they will have to bear the consequences of their actions. All crimes against women and children must be accompanied by stricter minimum sentences. “The South African President said, calling on all sectors of society to mobilize around this struggle: “The government has decided to reallocate €70 million to implement effective responses to violence against women. »

In South Africa, 113 rapes are reported every day and one in five women is the target of physical or sexual assault. In 2018, according to Cyril Ramaphosa, 2,700 South African women were beaten by their husbands.

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