Disabled woman assaulted by taxi driver

2010-11-17 07:03

A 35-year-old woman with a disability was allegedly assaulted by a taxi driver in Kempton Park, the Gauteng Health and Social Development Department said.

Mavis Mketelwa was allegedly assaulted on Monday after she refused to get off the minibus.

MEC for Health and Social Development Ntombi Mekgwe condemned the attack.

She called on the police to ensure that a thorough investigation was conducted and that the suspect was brought to justice.

“It is deeply regrettable that as we approach the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, we continue to experience incidents of women abuse.

“We cannot allow a situation where the rights of women are violated, particularly those with disabilities. Everyone has the right to dignity and respect,” she said.

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