Churches march against sexual abuse

2017-06-07 06:02
Rev. Mark Makhele hands over a memorandum to be signed by Maj.Gen. Koliswa Otola. On Tuesday, 30 May, churches held a peaceful prayer walk through the streets of Galeshewe to hand over the memorandum as part of a protest against sexual abuse.Photo: Boipelo Mere

Rev. Mark Makhele hands over a memorandum to be signed by Maj.Gen. Koliswa Otola. On Tuesday, 30 May, churches held a peaceful prayer walk through the streets of Galeshewe to hand over the memorandum as part of a protest against sexual abuse.Photo: Boipelo Mere

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Local churches pledged its support for partnership with the South African Police Services on condition that businesses are sufficiently regulated and held accountable for abuse that occur as a result of the supply of sexual material and advertisements of sexual activities in so-ciety.

That was one of the conditions read out by Rev. Mark Makhele at the Galeshewe Police Station when the churches spoke out against the abuse of women and children and persons with disabilities, as well as against kidnapping and murder.

Churches united in prayer and walk through the streets of Galeshewe to hand over a memorandum to the acting provincial commissioner, Maj.Gen. Koliswa Otola, on Tuesday, 30 May.

Organised by the Galeshewe Ministers Fraternal, the march saw other movements and non-go-vernmental organisations dedicated a part of their daily prayer service programmes towards praying for an end to abuse.

The prayer walk, led by archbishops, bishops, presiding elders and mi-nisters, was in line with their daily holy week, for which prayer service programmes started on Thursday, 25 May (Ascension Day), towards the pentecostal celebration.

According to Ma­khele, the churches embarked on a spiritual fight against the abuse of women and chilldren.

“We as churches say that all perpetrators must be brought to book by the fire of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ name,” he said.

He further calle­d for the promotion and enhancing of awareness campaigns, specifically concentrating on different forms of sexual exploitation.

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