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2022/08/22      |  Written By:  SAC A SEPTEMBER   |   Province:  Western Cape

Muizenberg: One women is killed every three hours in South Africa. With the scourge of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the country, it is important that victims are empowered by providing them with safe spaces, counselling and support services. To ensure that women are empowered, Muizenberg SAPS in partnership with Business Against Crime (BAC), successfully relaunched their Victim Empowerment Programme room (VEP) which plays a vital role in the support of victims of crime.  This took place in Muizenberg Police station, Cape Town on Thursday, 18 August 2022.

The VEP room was refurbished and redecorated to make it more victim friendly.

Muizenberg SAPS Support Head, Lt Colonel Maggie Rossouw, who hosted the event, said the main aim for the VEP room was to create a safe and secure space for the victims. “We want to create safe and secure environment for victims of crimes, we want them to know that we support and care for them and know this is a safe space for them.” Lt Col Rossouw also thanked the role players for their continued support and for ensuring that the relaunch was a success.

Various guest speakers, including Colonel Molotsi from SAPS Sub-district East Metropole and NGOs from the Muizenberg SAPS precinct echoed the importance of the VEP room.


Col Molotsi from SAPS sub-district East Metropole,Muizenberg SAPS A/station Commander Lt.Col Rossouw,Muizenbrg CPF chairman Derrick Miller and Shaun Koen from Muizenberg BAC cut the ribbon of the newly refurbished VEP room