South Africa’s Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, released Gender Based Violence hotspot list yesterday, 22 September 2020.

The Tembisa Policing Precinct came out at number 3 in the entire country for GBV cases reported to the SAPS. Only Delft in the Western Cape and Memelodi East in the capital city came out on top of Tembisa on the GBV Hotspot List released by the Ministry of Police.

The hotspot list also includes eight other variables such as calls related to domestic violence and gender based violence. Data was also included from victim support services such as Thuthuzela Centers, health facilities and other data from other departments that paint a picture of GBV in a particular area.

“In our efforts to drill down to community level in our responses to GBV, Government has pinned down 30 GBV hotspots. The list was compiled on variables including the number of cases reported to the SAPS during the 2019/20 financial year. The cases include rape, human trafficking and kidnapping for sexual offenses”. said Cele.

The Police will give more focus to the areas of the GBV hotlist. The full list is as follows:

  1. Delft
  2. Mamelodi East
  3. Tembisa
  4. Umlazi
  5. Empangeni
  6. Nyanga
  7. Inanda
  8. Themba
  9. Khayelitsha
  10. Kwazakhele

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