Gauteng teen pregnancies: ‘Name the perpetrators,’ says ANCWL.. Following the latest figures pertaining to teenage pregnancies in Gauteng, the ANC Women’s League (ANCWL) is calling on Police Minister Bheki Cele to arrest “all the perpetrators of statutory rape”.
Teen pregnancies in South Africa; ANCWL secretary-general Meokgo Matuba said the women’s league is saddened by the high pregnancy rate among teenagers in South Africa, adding that it is a multifaceted problem.
It is a social issue with “many contributing factors such as gender inequalities and gender-based violence”, the ANCWL said in a statement.
Name and shame the perpetrators; The ANCWL called on South Africans – either in an individual capacity or institutions – to provide psycho-social support to teenagers and encouraged them to name the perpetrators.
“These teens were impregnated by perpetrators who must face the law. it is important to know these perpetrators and their ages so the law can take its course without fear or favour and without prejudice.”
The ANCWL also called on the South African Police Service (Saps) to “come onboard to investigate these cases of statutory rape that resulted in these high numbers of teenage pregnancies”.