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The ANC GPL Women’s Caucus has learned with shock and dismay the continued violence directed at children and women

The ANC GPL Women’s Caucus has learned with shock and dismay the continued violence directed at children and women, we condemn the abhorrent behaviour of the Dros rape suspect, who even after being found violating a six year old, continued with verbal insults and physical attacks on the mother of the victim.

We are appalled at the brazen attack on the defenceless innocent child in what is supposed to be a safe space. As the Women’s Caucus we will follow this case with keen interest. We call upon the criminal justice system to make sure that no effort is spared in ensuring the successful prosecution of the culprit

We must at all times remain vigilant against savages who are on the prowl targeting women and children. We encourage the parents of other children abused by the suspect to report the crimes to police.

The safety of women and children cannot be regarded as a peripheral issue anymore. Part of the gender violence we are witnessing is because of the patriarchal and societal degradation of women’s’ rights.

The stance against this violence must be rooted at the fundamental re-organisation of the socio-economic status of women in the country.

Issued by Cde Thoko Magagula: Chairperson: ANC Women’s Caucus Gauteng Provincial Legislature.

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