Opposition parties respond to President Cyril Ramaphosa's plan to tackle gender-based violence

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- timeslive.co.za | 3 months ago

Opposition parties expressed concern at the government's slow pace in dealing decisively with gender-based violence.

They aired their views in parliament on Wednesday, when President Cyril Ramaphosa detailed his plan of action to tackle the issue. DA: 'It's not good enough' Describing gender-based violence as a “dark stain”, DA leader Mmusi Maimane called on the government to do more to ensure that perpetrators of crimes against women and children were convicted.

“The conviction rate is less than 5% and, Mr President, that's not good enough.

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