ANCWL: Women abusers can't hide

2011-01-17 19:22

Durban - Wednesday's expected sentencing of convicted "sugarcane" serial killer Thozamile Taki should service as a deterrent to woman abuse, the ANC Womens' League said.

“The sentencing should send a clear message that those who are abusing women’s rights will soon have no place to hide," ANCWL provincial secretary Nonhlanhla Khoza said.

The league was taking a "strong stance" and expected close to 600 people to picket outside the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban.

“We are expecting people from all of our branches in eThekwini and nearby regions such as Ugu, KwaDukuza and Moses Mabhida (Pietermaritzburg).”

On December 23 last year the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban found Taki guilty on all 26 charges against him.

He killed 13 women and dumped their bodies in sugarcane plantations in Umzinto, KwaZulu-Natal, and tea plantations in Port St Johns, in the Eastern Cape.

  • JudithNkwe - 2011-01-17 20:22

    Good to see that the Women's League has woken up at last - well done!

  • Kevin Rack - 2011-01-18 04:57

    ANCWL have a look at Zuma's behaviour and start there. What example does he set for our children? We need to change our culture as men towards women and the use of violence.

  • JudeMPrice - 2011-01-19 06:05

    ANCWL it is easy to stand up for something everyone is horrified by and speak out. It is harder to stand up and speak out against uncomfortable subjects. You are leaders and have a responsibility to stand and speak for women who are courageously voicing a terrible crime, please stand with your lesbian sisters who are victims of rape and violence which is motivated by erroneous thinking men wanting to mete out 'sexuality correction'. It is a hate crime! Rape is rape, your Minister of Justice says, yes rape is rape - but like murder is not sentenced as manslaughter - "corrective rape' should be charged as a hate crime. It all comes down to intent doesn't it?

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