The Department of Police says that transgender people will now be locked up in their own cells when arrested, this will ensure that transgender people are not victimised by other inmates while in police custody.
Deputy Police Minister, Maggie Sotyu, points out that, “…there are identified police stations where they will be kept away from other people. This is a challenge across all provinces."
Furthermore, the Women's Legal Centre has established a protocol on how police officers should deal with sex workers and transgender people.
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