It is silly for Bathabile Dlamini to call for chemical castration - Eusebius

Bathabile Dlamini reportedly told African National Congress (ANC) supporters at the 108th-anniversary celebration in Port Shepstone, on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal that there should be chemical castration for those found guilty of rape

Dlamini also said there should be no bail for rape and there must be no parole for rapists.

Eusebius McKaiser says the suggestion by Dlamini is silly.

I think it is a silly call on her part, I must be honest. It is really really silly.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show host

We've been here before, rape culture is a horrible part of South African as is rape itself. Although rape is a sexualised crime, rape is fundamentally about power and the problem of chemical castration recommendations is that even if is it well-intentioned, it misses the point of the power element of rape as a crime.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show host

You can chemically castrate someone and they can still be violent and criminal and can violate a person in other ways.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show host

McKaiser says he agrees with Dlamini's remarks that gender studies should be included in school curriculum and judges, police and lawyers dealing with gender-based violence cases must be equipped to deal with such cases.

Here is the thing Bathabile, when you were a social delinquent you missed an opportunity to use the budget and the Social Development [Minsitry] precisely to make a positive impact.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show host

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