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Gender Commission calls for speedy prosecution in the killing of two matric students

4 Aug 2022

Gender Commission Calls for Speedy Prosecution In The Killing of Two Matric Students

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) is calling for a speedy prosecution following the killing of two high school learners in Ngwangwane village, in KwaZulu-Natal.

“We are deeply saddened that the lives of two bright students were mercilessly taken away and their bodies mutilated. We send our deepest condolences to the people of Ngwangwane village and the students at their former school,” said Ms Tamara Mathebula, the Chairperson of the Commission.

The Commission also applauds the South African Police Service in KwaZulu-Natal for moving with speed in apprehending the alleged perpetrator of this barbaric act. A successful prosecution in the shortest possible time will help restore faith in our judicial system. 

Through our court monitoring process, we have observed that it is possible for speedy conclusion of a GBV matter if it is prioritised and given the attention it deserves. 

The CGE urges all South Africans to join hands in fighting the scourge of violence, and in particular, gender-based violence. We need concerted efforts in addressing masculinity and patriarchy to eradicate the scourge of violence, especially gender-based violence. 

Contact Person: Javu Baloyi (Spokesperson)
Email: media@cge.org.za
Cell: 083 579 3306

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