Plato launches 16 Days of Activism Campaign
Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has called on men to treat their families with respect.
CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has called for an end to violence committed against woman and children.
Plato launched the 16 Days of Activism Campaign in Bredasdorp today.
This comes in the wake of the rape and murder of Anene Booysen who was raped, mutilated and left for dead at an RDP housing construction site in February.
Plato believes the province's domestic violence problem shows some men have little respect for their wives and children.
He says the scourge is especially prevalent in the home.
Plato says while the home should be a safe haven, it is a place where victims of abuse live most in fear.
He says women and children should feel safe at all times.
Plato blames alcohol and drug for the high statistics in rape, assault and abuse.
This year's 16 Days of Activism Campaign is named Safety Starts First in the Home.