Anti-Gender Based Violence protestors plan sit-in
Participants of the anti-GBV march that was held on Saturday plan to host a sit in and lodge a formal complaint against the Durban Metro Police.
Kamryn Smith, one of the conveners of the march claimed they had made numerous attempts to arrange a sit-in. It is to be held at the Durban City Hall and contain no more than 50 people.
In a communique released on a WhatsApp group she said that they have been battling to contact the Mayor and his team. “He is avoiding our calls and has told us that he is busy,” said Smith
The mayor’s office advised that they are not avoiding this issue. They said that there has been no application received for the sit-in yet, hence they cannot allow for a go-ahead without correct procedure being follo
eThekwini Municipality’s Mayoral Spokesperson, Mluleki Mtungwa continues to encourage members of the public to break their silence against this scourge.
“Fighting gender-based violence is a collective responsibility. We, however, encourage members of the community to always ensure they conduct themselves within parameters of the law if they want to voice their grievances through protest marches. Complaints of police brutality can be reported to the Independent Police Investigative Directive,” said Mtungwa.
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