Friday, December 10, 2021

A women's body found on top of a mountain as 16 days of activism against GBV comes to an end

Today marks the end to another 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

However South Africa still remains the world leader in the number of femicides, rapes and attacks, indicating that the campaign may not have the desired impact.

Police in Lenasia South have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a lifeless body of an unidentified adult woman at the top of a mountain in Vlakfontein.

SAPS spokesperson Sergeant Khalipha Mvula said the body was discovered yesterday by a member of the public. The victim was found with her hands bound with a string, and the body already in a state of decomposition.

Meanwhile The Commission for Gender Equality's Javu Baloyi is still trying to understand how a convicted child rapist, Jeffrey Donson, was elected as mayor, just a week before the campaign began.

And the One Billion Rising SA's Lucinda Evan wants to know why the queer community has been excluded from the majority of GBV discussions.


by Everngelista Muza

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