DA calling for a specialised unit to investigate cases of missing women

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng is calling on the South African Police Service (Saps) to establish a specialised task team to work on cases of women and children reported missing.

This follows revelations by Gauteng Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane that out of 597 women reported missing between January and October 2017, only 151 were found.

We can prevent this with more awareness from the community. Often women are seen to be going around with certain people before they disappear and it's very important for communities to come forward and say we saw this woman with so and so.

Kate Lorimer, DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Community Safety

READ: 'Police officers are mediating between victims and perpetrators and it's wrong'

I truly believe that when a woman or a child goes missing there should be a national alert and a specialised task team made up of specialised investigators who only work on cases like this together with legal people who can access the courts quickly for section 205 which access cellphone records.

Kate Lorimer, DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Community Safety

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