Women march for protection

2017-04-28 06:00

INCREASING incidents of rape, housebreaking and theft angered women of kwaNkawu village in Matatiele who have now demanded police help in arresting the perpetrators.

On April 12, 100 women and girls, with support from some men, marched to the Avondale Police Station to ask for protection and more police visibility in the area and their villages.

They asked officers to complete investigations and arrest suspects.

It has been reported that women who live alone are soft targets and are the victims of rape.

The Fever recently reported about a 49-year-old woman, living with her children, who said suspects entered her house as she slept, but fled after she screamed for help.

On December 18, 2016 a teenage girl was raped and in January, two teenage girls and a woman were dragged to the bush in broad daylight and raped by unknown men.

Men promised to play a part by protecting women and assisting police to catch those who terrorise women and children. SAPS spokesperson Captain Raphael Motloung said they will respond to community grievances submitted to the police station. - Supplied.

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