|President Cyril Ramaphosa fails to protect the most vulnerable members of our community. According to the latest annual crime statistics presented in Parliament today, sexual offences increased from 52 420 to 53 293. This is proof that the National Register for Sex Offenders (NRSO) must be made public urgently.
“The South African government must make the NRSO available to the public to ensure transparency in our communities and for the safekeeping of our women and children,” says Action Society spokesperson, Juanita du Preez.
“As we enter Women’s Month, some women will receive flowers and praises, but thousands will receive bruises and abuse. Mr President, talking about the problem is not helping, we need to take drastic measures over the 42 000 women raped during the last year.”
The year on year increase of crimes against women and children shows that the government lacks the will to enforce safety and security in South Africa.
“If the President is genuinely concerned about the wellbeing of our women and children, he must make the NRSO available to the public as soon as possible. It will encourage transparency in our communities and help to safeguard children and other vulnerable persons.”
Action Society calls on the public to sign our petition (www.actionsociety.co.za/national-register) addressing this distressing issue.
“A few moments of your time today can help change someone’s life forever,” Du Preez says.
ISSUED BY: Action Society
DATE: 31 July 2020
FOR MEDIA ENQUIRIES:
Juanita du Preez, Spokesperson: Action Society,
Cell: 074 500 3915