More than a thousand police officers marched against gender-based violence in South Africa’s capital Pretoria on Monday, October 14, after a surge in murders and sexual crimes against women. There has been a rising outcry against sexual violence in the country over the last two months after a series of murders that shocked the public.
The hashtag #AmINext started trending in South Africa as more than 30 women were killed last month, among them a student from Cape Town who was raped and killed in a post office.
Police statistics released on the weekend showed that the number of crimes involving sexual offenses jumped 4.6% from April 2018 to March 2019, compared with the same period the previous financial year. (AFP)
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