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Take action against domestic violence
Open a criminal case
The South African Police Service (SAPS) will investigate criminal cases like:
Apply for a protection order
What if the abuser does not adhere to the court?
Domestic Violence can be identified through many types of abuse
It is usually the most identifiable and may include: Punches, shoves, kicks and use of weapons
This includes any time a woman is an unwilling participant and may include: Rape and indecent assault
Verbal & Emotional Abuse
This could include: Yelling, swearing and the silent treatment. Emotional control is used to isolate and intimidate a person.
You are helping the community by reporting cases of abuse. You are stopping the violence in your own home if you speak out.