MPUMALANGA GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH THE 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM CAMPAIGN IN EMALAHLENI
23 November 2021
In an effort to fight the scourge of Gender Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF), the Mpumalanga Provincial Government will lead the official launch of the 16 Days of Activism campaign for no violence against women and children in Klarinet, Emalahleni Municipality. The annual campaign seeks to stop incidents of GBVF in Mpumalanga and to mobilize communities to protect and support the victims. The theme for this year is: “The year of Charlotte Mannya Maxeke- 16 Days of Activism- moving from awareness to accountability”.
Klarinet has a high prevalent of GBVF cases and is in the vicinity of the Witbank Police Station, listed among the top 30 stations that contributes to the high statistics of GBVF in the country. The area became a gruesome scene of the abduction and murder of two young girls last year. The criminals were prosecuted and sentenced to life sentences by a High court sitting in Middleburg last month.
During the launch, government will use the function to intensify the fight against the scourge through the mobilization of communities as key stakeholders for the fight, not only during this period, but throughout the year.
As part of the launch, the provincial government will hand over two furnished houses to victims of GBVF. Identified disadvantaged community members will also be provided with short term relief assistance from various departments such as school uniforms, food parcels, blankets, dignity packs, wheel chairs, garden equipment, educational toys and sports kit.
Members of the media are invited to the event, scheduled as follows:
Date: Friday, 26 November 2021
Venue: Klarinet Stadium, (Emalahleni Local Municipality)
For confirmations and enquiries, contact Moeti Mmusi (Acting Spokesperson) for the Department of Community, Safety, Security and Liaison on 079 291 0664.
Issued by the Mpumalanga Provincial Government
(A) Provincial Government’s Spokesperson: George Mthethwa
Tel: (013) 766 2242
Mobile: 083 302 2774