South African Police Minister Bheki Cele has called on police officers to ensure women are not dissuaded from opening cases at police stations, saying that the SAPS were busy developing a training programme for police officers, with the National Prosecuting Authority, that would see trained officers working with women reporting gender-based violence. News24 reports that, speaking at the funeral of a recent victim of GBV and her 5 children, Cele also urged police officers not to turn women away from the police station when they came to report cases, saying: “You are the last hope. If you dismiss that woman, you might not see her again”.