ANC: Stop attacks on women, children

2012-08-13 20:46

Johannesburg - More needs to be done by police and the justice department to end violent attacks on women and children in the Eastern Cape, the provincial ANC said on Monday.

The families and communities of the victims deserved more than they were getting from police and the justice department, said provincial secretary Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane.

"It is perturbing that the justice department and the police do not seem to be aggressively attending to these violent murders and rape incidents in these communities," he said.

It was reported on Monday that a woman was hacked to death in eTholeni at the weekend.

Police said the woman, who was in her mid-50s, was found in her bedroom by a relative, who had been sleeping in an adjacent room, according to Dispatch Online.

"Police said it appeared as if a panga was used in the hacking of the woman," the online publication reported.

Mabuyane said the attacks in eTholeni village had reached worrying proportions.

He said the justice department and police needed to speed up the process of investigating and processing these cases.

"It is high time that a task team made up of the police, intelligence officers, and the National Prosecuting Authority be put together and assigned to eTholeni," he said.

"The task team will investigate these killings in eTholeni, open cases, and take them to court where magistrates and judges will have to attend to them speedily within the parameters of the law."

MP Daphney Qikana and the provincial spokesperson Mlibo Qoboshiyane were expected to visit the murdered woman's family on Monday.

  • david.thulani.98 - 2012-08-13 20:56

    gov must stop ,games by abusing south african ,saying Police and justice must cönfront violence,in our commities while the basic of vilolence ,of which unemployement is a basic roots of violence ,corruptinn that affects all pupils, poor service delivery , gov must stop this bid of tenders individuals get weathyness more pupils get poor. - 2012-08-13 21:05

      As long as old Zipper can't keep his spear in his pants and leads by example this won't stop. The horrible things this bastard has done created this mentality. They should bring the death penalty back! Oh damn sorry then the ruling party won't have any voters. And a note to the News 24 editor"If you delete my comment, KISS MY A$$

      kim.buren - 2012-08-13 21:18

      I think it depends who is on shift Voiceinthedesert. Some idiot with no sense of humour

      Desilusionada - 2012-08-13 22:22

      David, what you say is obvious. The thing is can the average policeman do his job when the standard of education is 30% passmark? They cannot read or write adequately at that education level, never mind stringing together a coherent thought re crime busting. Those that burn desks at schools are the ones that are responsible. And I am not wrong, otherwise there would be no/low crime...

      oom.koos.7 - 2012-08-14 10:47

      OK, I got the message..Woman and children, NO. Men still good to rob. Have I got the message correct..??

  • DieSpytwurm - 2012-08-13 20:57

    Yes shoot these criminals with water guns. Even rubber bullets are illegal now.

  • kim.buren - 2012-08-13 21:02

    Why not men too?

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-08-13 21:14

    The South African Justice System and the ANC needs a Face-Lift, Bu the people will still vote for ANC.

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2012-08-13 21:28

    Aha! The predictable cute soundbite. Again! More needs to be DONE about a lot of things including the unbridled predation of citizens on citizens, especially on those least able to defend themselves. This is the ancient old tactic of reading back what we've already told you as if it is a wondrous new revelation. As always, there is a canyon between what they say and what they do. We're all fed-up now. Do something or go

  • scott.barkley.376 - 2012-08-13 21:41

    It is time that people in South Africa got rid of the denial mindset. The ANC is continually in denial of the unacceptably high levels of violence plaguing this country. In fact they are 100% responsible for it. What the ANC have failed to realise is that it is the government's responsibility to protect the citizens of the country. Instead they blame all their failures on 'the legacy of Apartheid' while enriching themselves and their cadres. Here is a wake-up call: The ANC and the 'New South Africa' may have been the creation of, and the darling child of, the western world, but you can be gauranteed that it will end up becoming the pariah of the western world when it sinks to the levels of the ZANU-PF. And that time is fast approaching.

  • gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-08-13 21:43

    After 18 years?

  • philip.keeling.7 - 2012-08-13 22:03

    Its apartheids fault...

      Desilusionada - 2012-08-13 22:16

      Nah, its Verwoerd

  • mastersvoice - 2012-08-13 22:06

    Perhaps the task team should look into the affects our beloved President has had on these attacks on women by studying his extra-marital philandering, apparent disrespect towards his own wives by having sex with a guest at his own house, the events that led to one of his wives committing suicide and yet another one divorcing him. Zuma seems not to understand leadership by example. Calls like this one from the ANC are nothing less than hypocritical!

  • grant.chancellormaddison - 2012-08-13 22:21

    Talk is cheap !

  • john.cryink - 2012-08-13 23:14

    What about the killing of the unborn (abortion) by woman remember this practice is protected by the state, courts, protective services (police), medical services. Borned babies dumped in pit toilets, veld, rubbish dumps, Are men the only quilty ones? Children? Teachers harrased by them. Are children realy always innocent? Myself I am tread lightly and try and stay out of their way.

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-08-14 00:10

    cANCer, tell your supporters to stop killing whites and farmers too!

      Phumlani Madlala - 2012-08-14 06:56

      Who are you Granny Buthelezi,are the farmers superior to all of us,ordinary people are murdered and some assassinated crime is crime we all the same no one is superior that lastly happened in your father s homeland

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2012-08-14 06:37

    Put some fear into the criminals....bring back the death penalty! People aren't afraid to commit crimes anynore because of the light sentences and the comfort of prisons.

  • trevor.bush.9655 - 2012-08-14 06:58

    Oh hell, this is the same old crap the ANC announces EVERY SINGLE YEAR for 18 years....stop talking and DO something!

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-08-14 07:34


  • Zahir - 2012-08-14 07:42

    Under Anc SA has all signs of a failed state

  • FinalJustice - 2012-08-14 07:46

    Faulty lip-service with no plan of action.

  • Jane - 2012-08-14 09:51

    The majority of these disgusting crimes are being committed by the men that run around wild, calling themselves ANC supporters. The ANC should start teaching the majority of the "people" in this country how to act like civilised human beings instead of savages! One only needs watch the news to see them hoping around with their fists in the air and burning and destroying things to see who the real problem is in this country

  • hester.ferrezuelo - 2012-08-14 11:17

    All I can say is.. what a joke!! So? Please tell me how much impact talking about these incidences going to achieve? I am sure all these criminals are now shivering in their boots and will immediately stop these attacks.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-14 12:30

    One would think the ANC would demand more to be done to stop ALL attacks on ALL people. They will never learn.

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