Youth must help stop violence against women - Zuma

2017-06-02 16:20
President Jacob Zuma addressing the Presidential Youth Working Group at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria. (Alex Mitchley, News24)

President Jacob Zuma addressing the Presidential Youth Working Group at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria. (Alex Mitchley, News24)

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Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma on Friday called on the youth to come up with ideas about how to stop violence against women and children.

"I hope as a young people you can put more energy into this," he told the presidential youth working group which met at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria.

The scourge was plaguing the entire country, even his home town of Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal. Society at large needed to get together and form committees to deal with the violence.

He recalled how in Nkandla a young girl was killed and one of her breasts and genitals were cut out.

"When I checked, three young people had been killed. It's everywhere and it needs to be stopped."

He was speaking at the start of national youth month. The working group brings together government and youth organisations, to promote young people’s participation in governance, the economy, and policymaking.

It is led by Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buti Manamela.

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