Sekhukhune District Municipality officials walk against violence on women and children

GROBLERSDAL – Sekhukhune District Municipality (SDM) employees joined by their political heads braved the rainy weather recently and took to the streets of Groblersdal to register their concerns over the abuse of women and children.

The group made up of men and women of the district municipality walked from their Groblersdal offices to main streets of the town as they sang revolutionary songs that reverberated across town to show their full support for no violence against the women and children campaigns, observed during the December month.

Addressing the workers, Acting Mayor on the day, MMC Samson Nkosi, said the district municipality remained keen to fight against violence perpetrated against women and children beyond the December month.

Nkosi said they were saddened by the recent incidents of killing of children and women in Sekhukhune and across the country.

“We will not sit back and watch while our children and women are raped and killed on daily basis. We need to stand together and made sure the perpetrators face the full might of the law and that our children and women are safe all the time,”

The walk ended at SDM offices where male employees and political heads signed a pledge to say not inn their names shall violence against women and children happen.

The signed pledge was handed by the acting mayor on the day to the district municipality council speaker, Maria Manamela.

Speaker Manamela said as the municipality they supported and appreciated the workers’ efforts to ensure that violence against women and children stopped.

“We also need to pray for the violence against women and children in the district and the entire country to stop. We need God’s intervention,” said Manamela.

Thapelo Motseo

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