MEC Plato meets government departments on sexual crime

Athenkosi Mvane
14 February 2013

The Western Cape MEC of Community Safety Dan Plato today convened a meeting with government departments to discuss and deal with sexual offences, assault and rape. 

This follows the increase of fierce murders and rapes of young girls in the province. 

MEC Plato said a whole society approach is needed to tackle sexual offences. 

Ministerial Spokesperson Mireille Wenger said it is time to reflect on causes and solutions and ask for partners toward sexual crimes.

“The focus will be on short-, medium- and long -term intervention, we will also be drawing in academics and civil society for a “better together solution” Wegner said.

Wegner said citizens are asked to take responsibility for society and for young girls.