ANC: Stop attacks on women, children

2012-08-13 20:46
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Johannesburg - More needs to be done by police and the justice department to end violent attacks on women and children in the Eastern Cape, the provincial ANC said on Monday.

The families and communities of the victims deserved more than they were getting from police and the justice department, said provincial secretary Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane.

"It is perturbing that the justice department and the police do not seem to be aggressively attending to these violent murders and rape incidents in these communities," he said.

It was reported on Monday that a woman was hacked to death in eTholeni at the weekend.

Police said the woman, who was in her mid-50s, was found in her bedroom by a relative, who had been sleeping in an adjacent room, according to Dispatch Online.

"Police said it appeared as if a panga was used in the hacking of the woman," the online publication reported.

Mabuyane said the attacks in eTholeni village had reached worrying proportions.

He said the justice department and police needed to speed up the process of investigating and processing these cases.

"It is high time that a task team made up of the police, intelligence officers, and the National Prosecuting Authority be put together and assigned to eTholeni," he said.

"The task team will investigate these killings in eTholeni, open cases, and take them to court where magistrates and judges will have to attend to them speedily within the parameters of the law."

MP Daphney Qikana and the provincial spokesperson Mlibo Qoboshiyane were expected to visit the murdered woman's family on Monday.

- SAPA
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