March against women, child abuse

Many women donned pink for the march. Photo: Louise Karsten

MOSSEL BAY NEWS - "Women and children are the most vulnerable groups in our society and should be treated with love and respect."

This is according to Sithembiso Soyaya, the manager: customer relations management, corporate affairs and corporate social investment at the Mossel Bay port.

On Tuesday, 8 August, staff of the Transnet National Ports Authority in Mossel Bay, Child Welfare staff and representatives of the organisation, Heart 2 Heart, participated in a march called, "Not in my name".

Soyaya says the march was held to show support for women and children prior to Women's Day.

The march began at the port premises in Bland Street at 09:00.

About 100 people participated. Soyaya said they wanted to take a stand against violence against women and children and offer support to the Mossel Bay police in tackling this scourge. The march ended at the Mossel Bay Police Station, where acting harbour master, Captain Vania Cloete, handed over a memorandum to the police.

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