Gauteng Premier David Makhura has set up a task team to deal with sexual abuse in schools. He says violence against women and children has reached crisis proportions.
His announcement came after the abuse of 87 underage girls at a Soweto school and the rapes of several other girls at schools in Mamelodi and Benoni.
Makhura was addressing the media in Johannesburg.
“Gender based violence has reached crisis proportions in society. The crimes against women and children, this is crisis proportions and we need a comprehensive report that can’t just be the government. If you only think it’s in schools you are completely mistaken because then your response will just be in schools, these children go into households, they go into communities that are where the depth of the problem is,” says Makhura.