Minister of Po;ice Nathi Mthethwa to monitor the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit in North west
1 Dec 2011
The Minister of Police, Nathi Mthethwa is starting a programme of interacting with SAPS Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Units throughout the country. The Minister’s first stop will be the province of North West tomorrow. This process is being undertaken to help the Minister understand the challenges that this crucial unit is facing on the daily basis as they execute their duties.
Minster Mthethwa announced the reintroduction of the FCS Units last year in Parliament. These are aimed at helping improve the ability of the SAPS to offer specialised investigations to women and children victims of crime. The visit coincides with the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign, which generates awareness of the impact of violence on women, children and society as a whole. During this year’s campaign, the Minister urges all in society, particularly our police officers, to move beyond raising nationwide awareness on the problem of women and child abuse – but to practically demonstrate their commitment through actions.
Date: Friday, 02 December 2011
Venue: Military Base, (opposite Palm Hotel), Mafikeng, North West
Time: Media briefing at 14h30
Members of the media in North West are invited.
For media enquiries, please contact: Zweli Mnisi, Spokesperson to the Minister and Deputy Minister of Police 082 045 4024
Issued by: South African Police Service
1 Dec 2011
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