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Thursday, 25 May 2017
Press statement on prayer service in Naledi, Soweto
DA to attend a prayer service after horrific gender violence incidents
by Toby Chance MP - DA Soweto West Constituency Head
Date: 25 May 2017
Type: Press Statement
The DA will today attend a prayer service for peace which will be held in the wake of the ongoing violence against women. The meeting will be held in honour of Lerato Moloi, Bongeka Phungula and Popi Qwabe who were brutally murdered earlier this month.
The DA strongly condemns the ongoing scourge of violence against women and we urge local police officials to be visible, proactive and swift in dealing with this deadly violence against women. I will attend the prayer session along with DA activists as well as the MMC for Community Development in the City of Johannesburg, Nonhlanhla Sifumba.
The prayer session will begin at 19h00 and will continue until 22h00. It will take place at the Naledi Hall next to the Naledi Police Station in Soweto.
Serious action needs to be taken against perpetrators of violence against women, especially when women are so brutally murdered. We look forward to a joint meeting of the Portfolio Committees on Police, Justice and Women, in Parliament, as called for by the DA’s Shadow Minister of Police, Zak Mbhele. We hope that this meeting will result in a plan to address violence against women.
The DA remains committed to the importance of a safe society, where every person is free to pursue opportunities and live a life they value. We will continue to do all that we can to being violence against women to an end.