On a weekly basis each Municipality reports on integrated efforts to manage Covid19 including monitoring and management of GBV cases.
In the past three weeks, Dr NDZ LM has been inundated with reports of GBV cases emanating from various wards. Two young women and two men who had been employed at the St Apollinaries Hospital were attacked and murdered in cold blood at Centocow, this incident is relate to gender-based violence as one of the deceased nurse was said to be dating the perpetrator. The recent murder case reported from Nkwezela on the 16th June 2020 where a young woman was butchered to death caused great alarm and a need for vigilance and prompt intervention by all stakeholders.
The Municipality in partnership with other stakeholders conducted an awareness campaign to caution the community of the scourge of GBV. This Program aimed to raise awareness and to get an understanding of the community’s knowledge and attitude towards Gender Based Violence, Domestic Violence and protection of Human Rights. It is also aimed at creating awareness COVID 19 preventative measures.
The program was conducted in a form of a motorcade and door to door campaign to engage communities on GBV- pamphlets were distributed to give out useful information that may assist our communities. Educational messages communicated through loudhailing.
The Local Municipality, SAPS, DCSL, DSD, Dept of Justice worked hand in hand to ensure that the program becomes a success and that it yield the desired outcome.
Issued By Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Municipality