Gauteng News

Reclaiming the night in Sophiatown

The Department of Community and Safety together withGauteng MEC Faith Mazibuko will be organising an open discourse of gender based violence at Trevor Huddleston CR Memorial centre in Sophiatown, Johannesburg on Friday.

The MEC will be having a dialogue with female studentsfrom higher learning institution such as the University of Johannesburg alongside community members. “Reclaiming the night is a community driven march, where women of all ages stamp their authority and send a message that women have the right to walk the streets at any given time,” said Pinkie Numa spokesperson of Community Safety department.

South Africa has seen a scourge of gender based violence and women abuse and as a result hundreds of women have been gathering and protesting against these killings. The latest reported incident is that of a Journalism student from Rose Bank College, in UmlaziKwa-Zulu Natal, Ayanda Ngcobo (24) who was strangled and murdered by 27 year old boyfriend. The boyfriend was recently arrested and will appear in Umlazi Magistrate court.

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