IFP calls on cops to do more to protect women, children

The party marched from the Meadowlands hostel in Soweto to the local police station where they delivered a memorandum.

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

JOHANNESBURG – The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has called on the police to be more vigilant and do more to protect women and children.

The party marched from the Meadowlands hostel in Soweto to the local police station where they delivered a memorandum.

Earlier this month, the bodies of at least four women were found in and around Soweto.

Meanwhile, in other incidents in the province, 11 men are behind bars for raping a pregnant woman in central Johannesburg.

The IFP's Sibusiso Phakathi said, “The IFP is disturbed by the killing of women and children in the country but mainly in Gauteng because most women are killed in Gauteng.”