Communities called to unite against gender based violence

Written by on 15 June, 2020

Calls are mounting from all over the country for societies to unite and fight the scourge of gender based violence perpetrated against women and children.

This is as the number of abused and murdered women keeps escalating day by day.

Leaders in politics, church leaders and community leaders are all lamenting about the reappearance of the scourge of gender based abuse against women and children.

Police Minister, Bheki Cele, believes that there is a possible link between the increase of gender based violence incidents and the opening of alcohol sale on the level 3 of the lockdown.

Cele has also said that gender based violence is a societal issue that needs every government and community structure to come together and fight against.

He says the justice system, especially the judiciary also needs to play its role in prosecuting the perpetrators.

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ANC Youth League’s National Task Team spokesperson, Sizophila Mkhize, says everyone regardless of one’s belief or position, should come together and unite against such violence.

Human Settlement Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, has challenged men to stand up and publicly refuse to allow this to happen in their name.

Cope’s Spokesperson, Dennis Bloem, says communities have the responsibility to protect and keep women and children safe.

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By: Bongani Gina

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