Various church leaders joined his district as it convened the prayer session.
Gert Sibande mayor Muzi Chirwa has cried out for the solutions that God can provide to help society bring an end of the scourge of women abuse in our communities.
He recently convened a prayer session with other leaders of the municipality and church leaders at the district offices in Ermelo, asking God to come hear our cries as people in the battle we are fighting against the killing and abuse of women in our society.
Chirwa said his municipality was very concerned by the emergence of violence directed at women and children.
“These acts of gender based violence and femicide are rising and they are done by some of us in society, in particular men,” he said.
“That is why as the collective leadership of this municipality we are calling on men to desist from this conduct of abusing and killing women and children,” said Chirwa.
A first ‘District Women and Men Parliament’ was held on 26 June 2020 virtually – as part of efforts to try and find solutions in the fight against women abuse.
Chirwa said the municipality has confidence in the police as well as the courts to “act swiftly against the perpetrators of gender based violence”.
Members of the community must also play a key role in the fight against the scourge, by assisting victims of women abuse get immediate help and not die in silence.
(edited by ZK)
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