12 February 2013
The Inkatha Freedom Party in KwaZulu-Natal is
shocked at the news of the recent rape and murder of a
schoolgirl in Jozini.
“This young, innocent child was on her way to
school when she was accosted and her life brutally cut short.
This inhuman and cruel act must be condemned in the strongest
way by all civilised, law abiding citizens,” said Hon. Les
Govender, Shadow MEC for Social Development.
In many parts of the province, children walk
long distances, often through forests and over difficult terrain,
to get to schools. These children are at risk on a daily basis.
“It is a sad incitement on our social mindset
that women and children are falling victims to such brutality.
The frequency of such acts is unacceptable - even one rape is
one too many,” said Hon. Govender.
The IFP is calling for a concerted effort by
all role-players from government and communities to end this
assault on the people of the Province and Country.
CONTACT: Hon. P Govender -
Shadow MEC for Social Development, 083 992 1866