MEC THUSI LEADS MARCH AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE
By: Mbali Mngomezulu
Members of Jubilee Ministries International held an awareness march in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday against gender based violence towards women and children.
The movement started on Langalibalele Street to the Premiere’s Office and included the MEC for Social Development, Weziwe Thusi.
“The KwaZulu-Natal government has put together a committee of three ministers to work with relevant stakeholders to ensure that there are no more killings of women from domestic violence,” said Thusi.
TIQVAH (Hebrew word for hope) World Organization that helps and nature upcoming writers handed over a petition to Thusi as a declaration to support the no violence against women initiative.
“TIQVAH world is more than willing to partner with the government in order to fight and stop woman and child abuse,” said Apostle Neo Rathebe, the co-founder of the TIQVAH World Organisation.
Organisers said that the march was motivated by much-publicised incidents perpetrated by men against women and children in the country.
Government representatives invited external stakeholders such as the NJILO foundation, TIQVAH and the JAMA organisations to support the fight against women abuse.
Thusi also mentioned that the 16 days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign is not only going to be a month but it will be ongoing throughout the whole 365 days of the year.
This is said to be one of many campaigns towards the fight against women and children abuse.
*Caption: MEC for Social Development, Weziwe Thusi leads march against gender-based violence.