Violent crimes perpetrators should account

Concerned: Masisi is worried about the reports of horrendous acts of abuse which continue to emerge PIC: MONIRUL BHUIYAN/PRESS PHOTO
Concerned: Masisi is worried about the reports of horrendous acts of abuse which continue to emerge PIC: MONIRUL BHUIYAN/PRESS PHOTO

As effective responses to eliminate Gender-Based Violence (GBV) remain challenges in Botswana, more should be done to ensure that the perpetrators of violent and intrusive crimes fully account for their heinous acts.

President Mokgweetsi Masisi made the remarks when delivering the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.

Masisi said it is disheartening that while the country has tried various interventions to combat GBV, more reports of horrendous acts of abuse continue to emerge. He stated that children and women are demeaned, bullied, defiled, raped and murdered compounded by disturbing trends of cyber bullying and rising incidents of missing persons.

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