CGE calls on citizens to stand up against violent crimes

Mluleki Mrwebi
20 February 2013

The Commission for Gender Equality has called on all South Africans to wake up and truly address the underlying factors that see an upsurge in violent crimes in the country. 

This follows Oscar Pistorius bail hearing underway in Pretoria where he has been charged with premeditated murder. 

Investigating Officer Hilton Botha took the stand and said the athlete will face an additional charge for possessing unlicensed ammunition. 

The officer is also concerned Pistorius could flee the country to his property in Italy. 

CGE Spokesperson Javu Baloyi said gender-based violence affects all of us henceforth said the responsibility is on both women and men alike. 

Baloyi said as a commission they are concerned that the Steenkamp family is not being mentioned much on the media the focus is on Oscar.

He added that they will continue to monitor the case to the end.