Monday, 23 May 2022
GQEBERA – The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) Gender structure in the Eastern Cape will join the multi-stakeholder march to the Mthatha Central Police Station on 25 May to demand the immediate arrest of the perpetrators for the murder of Namhla in what has clearly proven to be a Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBV+F).
The gruesome evidence making rounds on social media platform on the persecution and abuse that the perpetrator inflicted on Namhla in the lead-up to her killing demands that the police act with swiftness in doing justice to the case.
DENOSA finds it baffling that very little progress has been made, and that it had to take social media before some form of action on the law enforcement could be witnessed. This speaks volumes about both the raw deal that the victims of violence get from the justice system and about the need to improve the police force as a major component of fighting GBV+F in the country.
DENOSA will be adding its voice in calling for swift action by law against the perpetrator in the presence of overwhelming evidence. At least swift action is what is owed to Namhla by the justice system. DENOSA calls on its members in and around Mthatha, majority of whom are women, and community at large to be part of the march and add their voice against GBV.
Because the safety of the family members is at risk, DENOSA urges the South African Police Services (SAPS) to prioritize the protection of all those who may be key in providing evidence in a town that has been charactarised by high levels of lawlessness recently.
Issued by DENOSA Eastern Cape Gender Committee.
For more information, contact:
Lunga Ndulo, Chairperson of DENOSA Eastern Cape Gender Committee.
Mobile: 078 151 5913.
Nozuko Xoki, Secretary of DENOSA Eastern Cape Gender Committee.
Mobile: 073 505 7930.