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Hundreds of Reiger Park men gather to tackle gender-based violence

The Reiger Park community has been in the news this year after 2 children were killed in separate incidents.

FILE: The Reiger Park community has been hit by two murders this year. Picture: EWN.

BOKSBURG - Hundreds of men have gathered at the Reiger Park Civic Centre in Boksburg to discuss gender-based violence and mark what has been dubbed International Men's Day.

The community has been in the news this year after two children were killed in separate incidents.

Four-year-old Taegrin Morris was dragged behind his mother's hijacked vehicle for several kilometres and found dead next to the abandoned VW golf in July.

Last week, the state withdrew charges against Thamsanqa Twala including that of murder due to a lack of evidence.

Upon hearing the news, community members reacted with shock and outrage.

A few weeks later, three-year-old Cuburne van Wyk's body was found at a mine dump just days after he was kidnapped from his home.

Today, men from Reiger Park have gathered to talk about taking a stand against these crimes especially after the murders of the two children.

Later this month, South Africa will participate in 16 Days of Activism, which runs from 25 November until 10 December.

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