Police oversight of Domestic Violence Act

Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER) and the Women’s Legal Centre have written a letter to the Portfolio Committee on Police about the SAPS’s implementation of the Domestic Violence Act. The letter was prompted both by the recent shooting in Alexandra township, as well as the appearance on 27 May before the committee of the Civilian Secretariat for Police (CSP).

Endorsed by Women’s Sector hosts NACOSA and many other organisations, the letter requests the committee’s intervention into these matters during its follow-up discussions with SAPS and asks the committee to provide interested bodies with the opportunity to brief the committee on the Act’s implementation.