Waiting Since 2012, UN Official Cancels South Africa Trip

The United Nations' special rapporteur on violence against women says she has canceled a visit to South Africa because the government delayed and ignored requests. In a statement on Monday, Rashida Manjoo said she had tried to set up a visit to the country since 2012. The statement said Manjoo was due to visit South Africa earlier this year, but the South African government postponed her trip and failed to confirm a new schedule despite repeated requests.