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December 13, 2004

Child sex law a 'priority' - Minister

Critically-needed child justice and s exual offences legislation that has been in limbo for almost a year remains a priority for her department, Justice Minister Brigitte Mabandla says. A Business Day report says the issue of sexual offences and the protection of children has been thrown into sharp focus in recent weeks because of the SAPS uncovering child sex rings across the country. Some believe that if the sexual offences Bill was on the statute books it would have made it easier to prosecute the ‘customers’ of child s exual services as well as those guilty of trafficking.
Full report in Business Day

 

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