Following the recent spate of abuse, rape and killing of women and children the ANC’s Youth and Women’s Leagues in KwaZulu-Natal have called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare a state of emergency while advocating for the chemical castration of rapists.
The youth league on Tuesday held a march and candle lighting ceremony to protest the killing of women and children.
Delivering his memorandum to the leadership of the eThekwini Municipality, the league’s deputy chairperson Sibonelo Mtshali said that Ramaphosa should heed women’s calls for a state of emergency.
“The government has an obligation to develop the administration of a state of emergency. We demand that government prioritise resources and funds on an integrated approach that will address the issues of violence against women and children holistically,” Mtshali said.
He added that the government should initiate programs to socialise men because they are the perpetrators.