ANCWL ‘alarmed & disgusted’ following murders of 3 women

The African National Congress Women's League says gender violence remains a huge problem.

FILE: A demonstrator at the official launch of the 16 Days of Activism for no Violence Against Women and Children Campaign. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) says it's alarmed and disgusted following the murders of three women in Cape Town over the past few days.

In the first incident on Sunday, the body of Noluvo Swelindawo was found along the N2 near Khayelitsha. She'd been shot and killed in an apparent hate crime.

In a separate murder, Thembeka Dumani was shot dead in Philippi East.

In Khayelitsha, Nopinki Fuba's body was found dumped near a communal toilet on Monday.

The ANCWL’s Xolisa Peter says gender violence remains a huge problem.

“Really [some] women don’t see it and I’m not sure whether we don’t have the wisdom of noting when a relationship becomes violent because it starts with hate speech. I think the sooner you note that hate speech in your relationship, it’s better to move away.”

South Africa is currently marking 16 days of activism against women and child abuse.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)