No parole for GBV perpetrators, says Lamola

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Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola.
Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola.
Darren Stewart

The Department of Justice has reformed its parole regime to ensure that perpetrators of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and femicide are not granted parole.

Ronald Lamola, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, said this on Monday in Amanzimtoti when the department hosted a dialogue on efficacy of the criminal justice system on GBV and femicide.

Lamola said the fact that the most gruesome murders occur during Women’s Month makes one wonder if we have internalised the true status of women in society.

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