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ANCWL says 'enough is enough'

The ANC Women's League says it is fed up with gender based violence in the Western Cape.

ANCWL marches against rape in the Western Cape on 21 February 2013. Picture: Chanel September/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The ANC Women's League on Thursday called for an end to violent crimes committed against women and children in the Western Cape.

To highlight the scourge dozens of women and men marched to the provincial legislature earlier.

Holding a banner which read “stop killing our women and children,” the group marched to the K to the provincial legislature in the central business district.

The march was held in the memory of Anene Booysen, Ge-Audrey Green, Lilitha Mgwebi, Charmaine Me and all the victims who died at the hands of their perpetrators.

The protesters sang songs saying “enough is enough.”

Some of those, who joined the march, include ministers Lulu Xingwana, Angie Motshekga and Naledi Pandor.

The ANC Women’s League said the spate of murder, sexual and physical abuse must stop in the province.

Xingwana accused Premier Helen Zille of acting as it there was no problem in the province.

She said her silence regarding the scourge spoke volumes.

On Wednesday, ANC’s Lynne Brown said Zille was showing no interest in challenges facing the province.

She said the DA-led government did not care about the poor and victims of violence.

Several non-governmental organisations have called on the government and society to work together to eradicate the scourge.

Meanwhile, the Justice Ministry is looking at re-introducing Specialised Sexual Offences Court.  

(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)

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