In light of the alarming increase of ghastly attacks on women in the recent past weeks, Umzimvubu Local Municipality will host a prayer day session on the 11th September 2019 at KwaBhaca Townhall formerly known as Mount Frere.

Umzimvubu Local Municipality Mayor Sobane Mnukwa continues to express his shock at the unabated wave of killings taking the lives of innocent women every day. There are intervention policies launched since the dawn of democracy and government is continuously looking at alternatives to end the violence against women and children, but that falls on deaf ears as men continue to rape and murder.

“There is an onslaught on women in this country, and gender-based violence continues with perpetrators believing they have the right to destroy the lives of others. We need stronger interventions if women are to enjoy the fruits of our democracy the same way the majority of men do,” enough is enough added Mayor Sobane Mnukwa.

The municipality is calling upon the South African Police Service and the Justice System to work swiftly to remove perpetrators of gender-based violence from society, and to offer the right care and support to victims of Gender Based Violence.

Details of the prayer day are as follows:

Date: 11 September 2019
Time: 9:00 AM
Venue: KwaBhaca Town Hall

For any enquiries or more information kindly contact:

Mrs Nokhanyo Zembe
HOD: Communications and SPU
Umzimvubu Local Municipality
Zembe.Nokhanyo@umzimvubu.gov.za
0392258508 / 0720913952