Speaking at the launch of Women’s Month in Mabopan North MEC, Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko, called on all women in Gauteng to march to the Pretoria High Court and Trade Union Buildings on Women’s Day to highlight the country’s high rape statistics. Pretoria.
It follows the gang-rape of eight women believed to be illegal miners in Krugersdorp last week.
Mazibuko explains: “We are in a democratic country, but we see how women are forever oppressed. Patriarchy is a problem in this country. As women, we must stand up and fight for the restoration of women’s rights and dignity. So our procession must start from the church square. We will picket in front of the judges and say that you, the judges, release the rapists.”