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|CGE’s response to rape and death of Ms Booysen|
The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has learnt with a great deal of outrage about the rape and sudden death of the Ms Anene Booysen. Through its mandate, the CGE is obliged to monitor cases of this kind in a bid to ensure that adequate interventions are made by the CGE and other institutions, where possible.
The CGE has also learnt that the rape and murder case of the late Anene will be heard in the Western Cape High Court on 12 February 2013. The CGE will closely monitor the case as part of its internal process.
The Chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality, Mr. Mfanozelwe Shozi had this to say about the murder and rape of Anene:
In Conclusion, the Western Cape Office of the CGE is working closely with regional stakeholders, inclusive of NGO’s, the Courts as well as the South African Police Services (SAPS) in order to monitor the case.
Date: 07 February 2013
Contact Person: Javu Baloyi
Tel: 083 579 3306
The Commission for Gender Equality is established in terms of Section 187 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa in order to promote respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality.