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They don't care, they don't do their job - rape survivor Andy Kawa slams police

23 May 2022 4:30 PM
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gender-based violence
Andy Kawa
police negligence

Rape survivor and activist Andy Kawa speaks to Pippa Hudson about her legal victory 12 years after her horrific ordeal.

- Andy Kawa was abducted and gang-raped on the Port Elizabeth beachfront in December 2010

- Last month, the ConCourt found that the police investigation into the crime had been below standard and negligent


Andy Kawa, author of Kwanele, Enough! Permission for use supplied.

It's been 12 years since businessperson, Andy Kawa, was abducted and gangraped on a beach in Gqerberha.

The attack was brutal and opportunistic and Kawa's attackers were never found.

Kawa detailed the horrific assault and her subsequent dealings with the police tasked with investigating the crime in her book Kwanele, Enough!

Kawa took the police to court for failing to investigate her case properly and last month, she won, after years of legal wrangling, the ConCourt found her in favour.

The victory has been hailed as a victory for others who have suffered as a result of poor police work.

Kawa tells Pippa that while she is pleased with the outcome of the case, the police's negligence in the handling of cases of geder-based violence continues:

I have to wait and see what the police now do and how they change their systems of dealing with gender-based violence.

Andy Kawa, Activist and author

It puts a responsibility on the police to investigate cases of GBV and that they can be liable where their actions or failure act reasonably and diligently can cause harm.

Andy Kawa, Activist and author

Their handling of cases of rape and GBV hasn't changed ... they don't have the tools for the investigation.

Andy Kawa, Activist and author

They do not care, they do not do their job.

Andy Kawa, Activist and author

RELATED:Justice for rape survivors: Andy Kawa tells the story of her 10-year battle


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : They don't care, they don't do their job - rape survivor Andy Kawa slams police




23 May 2022 4:30 PM
Tags:
gender-based violence
Andy Kawa
police negligence

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