Protection of women and children called for

2017-12-22 06:00
The meeting attendees.

The meeting attendees.

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THE Eastern Cape government has called for men to protect women and children at the closing campaign of 16 Days of Activism For No Violence Against Women and Children held by SAPS in Maluti on Wednesday.

Eastern Cape Premier, Phumulo Masualle and SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga visited several police stations and a taxi rank in Maluti before addressing the community and stakeholders at Maluti College.

Masualle at the event called on men to protect women and children, and to overcome the scourge of women and children abuse, people were told to report abusers to police.

The Maluti community were told to form community policing forums to fight crime and help police.

Ntshinga complained that the Afsondering Police Station is far from people and should be moved closer to people.

“People must report crime to police, not take the law into their own hands. It is important that people report police officers who commit crime because police are employed to fight crime not commit it,” said Ntshinga.

Masixole Ndandani from the Maluti liquor board offices called on people to report tavern owners who fail to adhere to the rules of selling liquor. She said penalties have been issued to those who have failed to follow the legal trade instructions.

“The liquor board has held campaigns in schools and communities, and educated people on how to use alcohol responsibly,” said Ndandani.

To report illegal activities committed by tavern owners and the illegal trade of alcohol, call 0800 000 420.

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