Fight Against Gender Based Violence a Priority for uMfolozi

uMfolozi Municipality in partnership with the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development led by MEC Bongiwe Sithole – Moloi, officially launched the 16 Days of Activism Against Violence on Women and Children, on Tuesday 26 November 2019 in ward 2 in Amangwe Village.

The campaign was launched under the theme “Enough is Enough, Khawuleza: End Gender Based Violence Now” and started with a Farmers Exhibition and a peaceful march against gender-based violence that took place from Amangwe Sports Field to Mbonambi Town.

His Worship the Mayor Cllr Smangaliso Mgenge welcomed MEC Sithole – Moloi and the community and thanked them for attending the important launch that is part of the government’s ongoing programme of fighting the scourge of gender-based violence.

“We must as a community stand against abusers and allow for an environment that is safe for victims to speak out and seek help. We must all condemn the abuse of women and children as our society will never reach its fullest potential if we allow for such abuse to continue.” Said Mayor Mgenge.

King Cetshwayo District Municipality Mayor, Her Worship Cllr NNP Mkhulisi also attended the launch along with uMfolozi Municipality and the District’s municipal officials.

uMfolozi Local Municipality Mayor Cllr Smangaliso Mgenge addressing the community at the launch of the 16 Days of Activism against violence on women and children campaign.

Community members that attended the 16 Days of Activism against violence on women and children campaign in ward 2.

The peaceful march that started from Amangwe Sports Field to Mbonambi Town.