AS IT HAPPENED | Ramaphosa wants Parliament to start process to make sex offender list public

2019-09-05 10:18

Violence against women is not a woman's problem, it's men's problem, Ramaphosa says as he addresses the nation on femicide.


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Desist from fueling panic and sharing fake news which is being shared on social media both in South Africa and across the continent. This is a time for calm. Our challenges must be addressed through dialogue, not violence, says Ramaphosa.

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We will overhaul and modernise the register of sexual offenders says Ramaphosa.

He will also ask Parliament to make the register public and that all crimes against women and children should attract harsher sentences.

State should oppose bail for perpetrators of violence against women and children and that they are imprisoned for life, he says.

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"I am appalled by the war that is being waged against," women. We have heard the calls from women for action and justice.

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These killings have cost great pain and outrage throughout the country, Ramaphosa says as he mentions the name of females who have recently been killed.

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Over the past few days our country has been deeply traumisted by violence, says Ramaphosa.

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The EFF has assembled a legal team headed by advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi to take action against the South African Post Office and communications department following the rape and murder of Uyinene Mwretyana.

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A Cape Town woman claims that the man accused of raping and killing UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana at the Clareinch post office in Claremont, Cape Town, also assisted her at the post office, but turned her away and told her to come back later in the day.

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While South African headlines were loaded with violence against women, murders, rape and kidnappings, a question on many people’s lips: Where are the men?

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"The nation is in deep mourning, we are all deeply disturbed by the killings of women," Ramaphosa said in an earlier speech.

He said men should rise and say that 'this should never happen in our name'. Men should say 'we are going to rise and will bring an end to femicide'.

He said government is doing everything to ensure that perpetrators will be dealt with harshly.

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Amid the national distress, we answer five questions about the murder of women in the country.  

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"We'll be here every day until someone hears us. Send one of these to every school, every post office," protestors tell News24.

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WATCH | Water cannon fired outside CTICC as #Uyinene protesters block Cape Town streets

A man has been arrested as some protesters tried to force their way past police to get to the Cape Town Convention Centre.

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WATCH: Protesters clash with police in Cape Town

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We want 'no bail, never any parole' for rapists, killers of women - Ramaphosa at gates of Parliament

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday promised a sea of women outside the gates of Parliament that he would address the nation in a "very clear and definite way" on how the government would fight gender-based violence.

"Yes, all of us have had enough of this," he told thousands of protesters calling for intervention on violence against women.

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