Govt Urges Women Raped By Soldiers To Report Cases To Police

In a statement to the ZBC News, the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa urged women who were allegedly raped by soldiers to report cases to the police.

She assured the women their safety after reporting the cases. Said Mutsvangwa:

All women who were allegedly raped are encouraged to come forward and report the cases to the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Victim Friendly Unit which can be found at every police station around the country. The unit is headed by a female commissioner, hence, all affected women will be treated with empathy, compassion, respect and due care. Their safety will be guaranteed. In order to ensure the anonymity of victims of the alleged rape cases, the affected women can use the following WhatsApp number: 0712 800 197 to set the wheels of justice in motion. While reporting cases to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for counseling services is helpful, the police can only act on alleged cases if victims come forward. Government urges NGOs to encourage and support women who approach them to report the cases to the Police Victim Friendly Unit.

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