KZN Government joins the fight against abuse
The KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala’s office brought the city of eThekwini to a standstill with hundreds of people participating in a march against women and children abuse.
The march was attended by people of all age groups.
The march was led by traditional healers and religious leaders from Curries Fountain and ended at the Gugu Dlamini Park
The KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala says that KZN will soon have an army of champions who will promote gender equality and help reduce violence against women and children in the length and breadth of the province.
“The first step is to advocate for the positive socialisation of boys and men to respect socialisation of boys and men to respect women and to protect their dignity. This is fundamental in preventing the abuse of our daughters, sisters, and mothers,” said Zikalala.
Incidents of women being murdered or abused by men have increased tremendously over the past two months and many cases of murder have been reported.
Zodwa Nzama from the Traditional Healer’s Organisation says that she saw a need to be a part of this march as traditional healers we are here to fight for women’s rights.
“It is very bad, it saddens me as we recently recall an incident where a father murdered his children, these are still part of the problems we face as parents, and it is very painful,” said Nzama.