Thousands arrested for crimes against women and children
The ministry of safety and security says more than seven-thousand suspects have been arrested since November 25 for crimes committed against women and children. The ministry says in a statement that the arrests in Operation Basadi were for crimes ranging from rape, indecent assault and child abuse to kidnapping, abduction, murder and attempted murder. About a thousand police members carried out a string of co-ordinated pre-dawn raids at roadblocks and during stop and search operations. About a thousand addresses countrywide were visited. The operations formed part of the 16-day campaign of activism against woman and child abuse.