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Warning: Minors can obtain protection orders against fighting parents

Senior State Advocate warns parents of provisions in the Domestic Violence Amendment Act.

Fighting parents be warned, your minor child can obtain a Protection Order against you for exposing them to domestic violence.

These are some of the new provisions in the Domestic Violence Amendment Act that Salome Scheepers, Senior State Advocate at the Sexual Offence and Community Affairs Unit (#SOCA) of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), explained to members of the Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA).

Scheepers is the portfolio manager for domestic violence and presented a session of the Union’s Webinar Series to educate and raise awareness during National Child Protection Week (until June 5).

According to Scheepers, domestic violence and gender-based violence are a plague of the modern world.

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