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GP Social Development MEC calls for men to actively fight women abuse

Mayathula-Khoza says the belief by some that men hold power and women should be excluded needs to change.

Social Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza. Picture: Facebook.com.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Social Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza says there needs to be more partnerships from organisastions led by men to fight the scourge of women abuse.

She says educating the boy child would be key to changing the narrative around masculinity and deal with gender inequality.

The department has teamed up with the uncle of Soweto femicide victim Karabo Mokoena, whose body was found burnt beyond recognition in Bramley earlier this year.

Tshepo Mokoena led a women’s month celebration event at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton yesterday.

Mayathula-Khoza says the belief by some that men hold power and women should be excluded needs to change.

“It’s wrong to abuse and kill, if men in South Africa fight it, it will send a strong message.”