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ANC WOMEN’S CAUCUS IN EKURHULENI RAISE AWARENESS AGAINST ABUSE
02 September 2019
The Convener of ANC Women’s Caucus in Ekurhuleni Cllr Nozipho Mabuza led an awareness campaign and Prayer Meeting against the abuse of Women, Children, Gays and Lesbians in Oscar Mabika Zone (Daveyton/Etwatwa) on Friday, 30 August 2019.
The event was held under the theme “End Violence against Women, Children, Lesbians and Gays”. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness against any form of abuse and to affirm the Dignity, Humanity, Protection and Justice for all in our region and in the entire country as wrap up the women’s month.
Member of ANC Exco Cllr Conny Mashego read a memorandum to the police before it was handed-over to the police at Sinaba Stadium.
“We demandthat the police be hands-on on apprehending offenders of rape, murder and drug dealers. In addition, to ensure that police take action on information supplied by communities on perpetrators of violence and drug suppliers. Police must act swiftly on cases involving rape, abuse and murder of children and women. We urge the police to put more efforts to an end on murder of children, women, lesbians and gays,” she said.
Cllr Mashigo further appealed to the police to be visible and not to turn a blind eye on abused women, raped and used as drug traffickers.
Meanwhile, Member of Parliament Thelisa Mgweba said she was encourage by the level pf activism displayed by the community of Ekurhuleni in raising awareness on women and children abused.
“Raising awareness on Gender Based violence and abuse against women, children, lesbians and gays should not be done on women’s month only but should be a matter that is dealt 365 days a year” she said.
She said her committee in Parliament that deals with women, children, and people with disabilities; they will visit all the provinces and local municipalities as part oversight, including police staion because we have already recorded number of complaints regarding these issues.
“We want to ensure that the victims are also equally protected at our local police stations as many of communities think that they more vulnerable and exposed to double victmisation by the officers” She concluded.
Daveyton SAPS Captain Tholakele Msimango received a memorandum.
“We heard your demand. We equally appeal that the community should work with us in dealing with these challenges,” she said.The day ended with a prayer meeting at Mokoka Library mini Hall. The March and prayer meeting was attended by various community organisations, ANC councillors, Daveyton SAPS and pastors.
ANC Caucus in Ekurhuleni welcomed the State of the City Address delivered by the Executive Mayor Cllr Mzwandile Masina at the Germiston Council Chamber in OR Tambo Government Precinct Civic Centre – Germiston on Wednesday, 18 March 2020.