16 Days of Activism: Siv Ngesi joins calls for sex offenders list to be made public

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Johannesburg – Comedian and TV host Siv Ngesi has called for the national register for sex offenders to be made public, saying people should know who the offenders are.

This week the country kicked off the first week of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said all sectors of society should play their part in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV).

Taking to social media, Siv suggested that making the sex offenders list available could help fight the scourge of GBV and femicide.

He added by making the list available, sex offenders would be named and shamed.

If someone is a sex offender, we must all know,” he said. “The sex offenders list must be available to the public and updated by the police.”

Siv said men need to change and that their “silence is violence”.

Ngesi also agreed with One SA leader Mmusi Maimane that the sexual offences register should be made accessible online and every police station should have a dedicated computer where people could check if they don’t have internet.

 

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