SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa needs to implement the laws stated in the Constitution which catered for the protection of women and children, DA leader Helen Zille said yesterday.
Zille said in a statement it is time for government, communities, families and individuals to commit themselves to taking joint responsibility for tackling the root causes of rape and gender based violence.
She was speaking after the brutal rape and murder of Anene Booysens, 17, who was found disembowelled at a construction site last week Saturday.
She later died from her injuries and was buried in Bredasdorp a week later.
Zille suggested that among other things, the SA Police Service should strengthen its family violence, child protection and sexual offences units so more offenders could be prosecuted.
She called for sexual crimes courts to be opened across the country and for a sexual offenders database to be maintained.