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Minister Masutha to officially launch Sexual Offences Court and Thuthuzela Care Centre for sexual offences victims in Western Cape

01 December 2015

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Advocate Michael Masutha (MP), will deliver a keynote address during the official launch of a Sexual Offences Court  and Thuthuzela Care Centre in Atlantis, Western Cape on Thursday, 03 December 2015.

The launch forms part of the department’s efforts to promote a justice system that is victim-friendly, efficient and sensitive to the needs of victims of sexual offences and takes place as part of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children. Thuthuzela Care Centres and Sexual Offences Courts provide specialised victim-support services that are intended to reduce secondary trauma of victims and turnaround times in the finalisation of sexual offences matters.

Members of the media are invited to the event as follows:
Phase 1
Minister’s walk-about at the Thuthuzela Care Centre (photo-opportunity)
Time: 9:30 – 10:00
Venue: Wesfleur Hospital (Wesfleur Circle), Atlantis

Phase 2
Minister’s walk-about at the Sexual Offences Court (photo and interview opportunity)
Time: 10:10 – 11:00
Venue: Atlantis Magistrate’s Court (c/o Reygersdal Drive & Wesfleur Circle)

Phase 3
Community engagement and launch of Atlantis Sexual Offences Court and Thuthuzela Care Centre
Time: 11:05 – 13:05
Venue: Atlantis Magistrate Court (c/o Reygersdal Drive & Wesfleur Circle)

For media confirmations contact: Mr Andile Tshona on 073 566 3345 or Mr Kgomotso Makinta on 073 281 9661/ KMakinta@justice.gov.za.      

Enquiries: Advocate Mthunzi Mhaga
Spokesperson for the for the Ministry of Justice and Correctional services
083 641 8141 / Mediaenquiries@justice.gov.za