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SAPS KABEGA PARK VICTIM SUPPORT CENTRE, REFURBISHED
2021/07/05      |  Written By:  Captain S Janse Van Rensburg   |   Province:  Eastern Cape

Gqeberha: 5 July 2021 –  In order for the SAPS to maintain professionalism, ensure the proper support and protection of victims by members, victim friendly facilities are set up at police stations so that victims are treated in privacy and confidentiality. Gender based violence is a huge concern and in certain instances, victims of crime often suffer secondary victimisation at the hands of the people who are supposed to give support and protection.

The SAPS have a responsibility to ensure that all complainants are treated with dignity and respect  hence the establishment of victim friendly facilities.

On Friday, 2 July 2021, the Round Table PE West 142 charity organisation partnered with SAPS Kabega Park and refurbished their victim friendly room. The room was painted and included a  bed as well as  numerous variety of toys. The room most certainly creates a warm and  homely environment for any victim who should want to use this facility.  SAPS Kabega Park members painted the room on their rest days with the generous sponsorship of a local business.

The Station Commander, Colonel Tony Nomdoe  expressed his gratitude to the community in ensuring that police  members provide a service that is effective, efficient and  non- judgemental to victims of crime including the vulnerable groups.