Harding women march against abuse

Umuziwabantu employees, community members, councillors and mayor of Umuziwabantu Municipality took the streets in protest against gender violence.Photo:Khaya magenu
Umuziwabantu employees, community members, councillors and mayor of Umuziwabantu Municipality took the streets in protest against gender violence.Photo:Khaya magenu

KHAYA MAGENU

khaya.magenu@media24.com

“WE need to be loved and protected, stop killing us. Real man don’t hit women.”

This was the message from women who marched in the Harding streets against women and child abuse on Wednesday.

The demonstration comes after a spate of violence against women, including murder.

“We are tired of men beating us. Please stop the abuse of women and children,” said a marcher.

The march was organised by the female employees of Umuziwabantu Municipality in partnership with an NGO - Bambisanani.

The march started at Harding Recreation Park and ended with a prayer at the town hall where church leaders asked God to change men’s attitudes.

“Recently, a female Nedbank branch manager was murdered in Harding by a man. Now we are sick and tired of men killing woman,” said another marcher.

The march was also attended by Umuziwabantu Municipality mayor Dixie Nciki.

The mayor said they want to voice their anger about the abuse of women and children.

“We know our communities - they don’t like to speak out against women and children abuse and we are trying to encourage them to speak out so they get help,” said Nciki.

She encouraged women to continue in their fight against gender violence.

Harding Council of Churches secretary Azakahle Sukude echoed Nciki’s words asking for the abuse of women and children to stop.


“WE need to be loved and protected, stop killing us. Real man don’t hit women.”

This was the message from women who marched in the Harding streets against women and child abuse on Wednesday.

The demonstration comes after a spate of violence against women, including murder.

“We are tired of men beating us. Please stop the abuse of women and children,” said a marcher.

The march was organised by the female employees of Umuziwabantu Municipality in partnership with an NGO - Bambisanani.

The march started at Harding Recreation Park and ended with a prayer at the town hall where church leaders asked God to change men’s attitudes.

“Recently, a female Nedbank branch manager was murdered in Harding by a man. Now we are sick and tired of men killing woman,” said another marcher.

The march was also attended by Umuziwabantu Municipality mayor Dixie Nciki.

The mayor said they want to voice their anger against the abuse of women and children.

“We know our communities - they don’t like to speak out against women and children abuse and we are trying to encourage them to speak out so they get help,” said Nciki.

She encouraged women to continue in their fight against gender violence.

Harding Council of Churches secretary Azakahle Sukude echoed Nciki’s words asking for the abuse of women and children to stop.

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