‘SA under siege in wake of women killings & violence’

Minister Susan Shabangu says people must report any form of abuse and stop being ashamed of reporting their husbands and siblings when they abuse their children.

Minister for Women in the Presidency Susan Shabangu joins concerned citizens for the #NotInMyName march against gender-based violence march in Soweto on 26 May 2017. Picture: Louise McAuliffe/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Minister for Women in the Presidency Susan Shabangu says South Africa is under siege following the recent spate of women killings and violence.

Speaking during the #NotInMyName march against gender-based violence at Reginah Mundi in Soweto, Shabangu said parents should treat their children equally so that men did not grow up with the mentality of being superior to women.

She said people must report any form of abuse and stop being ashamed of reporting their husbands and siblings when they abused their children.

Shabangu said South Africans must commit themselves to changing their communities.

“You are not safe. There’s evil… a devil who is here in South Africa. We’re facing a devil in this country. We do not know where this culture comes from. We don’t know who are these people who are abducting our children.”

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(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)