Nonhlanhla Khoza, KwaZulu-Natal Social Growth MEC has condemned the brutal homicide of a 19-year previous girl allegedly by the hands of her boyfriend.
The sufferer – Akhona Mncube from Sweetwaters in Umsunduzi Native Municipality, Pietermaritzburg, was allegedly assaulted.
She died on Monday night, after she sustained a number of inside accidents following the assault by her associate, with who, she shared a toddler.
Khoza mentioned the circumstances resulting in Akhona’s demise was merciless, and maintained that there is no such thing as a justification for the assault and homicide of ladies and youngsters.
“Gender-Primarily based Violence (GBV) has completely no place in our society. Now we have witnessed quite a lot of circumstances the place girls die within the fingers of those that are supposed to guard them,” mentioned the MEC.
She additional known as on the police to depart no stone unturned of their investigation and make sure that the suspect doesn’t get bail.
The MEC has conveyed her condolences to the Mncube household.
“No dad or mum ought to should bury their youngster. We’ll monitor the case intently. It’s extra painful that Akhona left her one-year-old youngster who will now develop and not using a mom and father,” she mentioned.
Khoza has since dispatched a staff of social employees to supply psycho-social assist providers to the household.
The MEC mentioned extra younger individuals ought to take a leaf from UYB (uMzansi Youth Growth) in main campaigns towards GBV (Gender-Primarily based Violence) of their communities.
“We want extra younger individuals in our communities to play their half in all programmes to struggle GBV. All of us have a duty and proper to equality and dignity. Equally, it’s our responsibility to face as much as struggle GBV,” Khoza mentioned.
In her closing phrases, Khoza mentioned the division is establishing quite a lot of programmes to create consciousness and deal with the prevalence of GBV in communities.