Gloria Motsoere24 May 2024 | 10:15

Ramaphosa: Signing GBV Bill into law will end crimes against women & children in SA

President Ramamphosa signed the bill, along with the National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Bill, into law on Friday.

Ramaphosa: Signing GBV Bill into law will end crimes against women & children in SA

President Cyril Ramaphosa after signing the National Council of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Bill and the National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Bill into law at the Union Buildings in pretoria on 24 May 2024. Picture: @PresidencyZA/X

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the signing of the National Council of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Bill would help bring an end to crimes committed to women and children in the country.
 
Ramamphosa signed the bill, along with the National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Bill, into law on Friday.
 
He said that GBV was a second pandemic in the country that needed immediate attention from government.
 
In the third quarter of last year, close to 200 cases of GBV were recorded in the country, with over 1,500 cases of attempted murder involving women investigated.
 
Ramaphosa said that government still needed support from different stakeholders in society.
 
"Now I do believe that we will continue to count on your support, as well as the support of labour and business to combat the scourge of gender-based violence."