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'Boys must be taught to treat women with respect'

Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane says to win the battle against abuse, boys must be taught to treat women with respect.

Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, says if the country wants to win the battle against the abuse of women and children, young boys must be taught to treat women with respect.

Several Gauteng and national government officials launched the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children in Reiger Park on Tuesday.

Reiger Park is where four-year-old Taegrin Morris was dragged to his death behind his mother's hijacked vehicle in July.

Just weeks later, three-year-old Cuburne van Wyk's burnt body was discovered in an open field after he was reported missing.

Nkosi-Malobane says the upbringing of young men is important.

"Social matters such as the upbringing of our children in violent homes must also be addressed and we also need to make sure that we teach our boys."

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