16 Days of Activism 2017

LEPHALALE — As part of commemorating the annual 16 days of activism of No Violence against Women and Children Campaign, Limpopo MEC for Co-Operative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs, Jerry Ndou, together with Lephalale Municipality leadership led by the Mayor, Cllr Moloko Jack Maeko, officially handed over a newly build RDP house to a disabled women in Phahladira Village in November 2017.
The MEC handed over the house to Ms Kedibone Erna Monyeki, a 37 year old disabled woman who is heading a family of three and one granddaughter. She also looks after her brother who is unemployed.
Monyeki uses a wheelchair as a supporting device to move around the yard and streets. She stays in a two roomed shack, one room is for her brother, and she shares the room with the children.
The handover aligns with the role of parliament with amongst others things includes the promotions of human dignity, equality non-racism, non-sexism and the supremacy of the constitution. South Africa adopted the 16 days of activism campaign for no violence against women and children on 1998 as one of the intervention strategies towards creating a society free of violence. This is also in line with the National Development Plan, vision 2030, which aspires to create a society where women can walk freely in the streets and children can play safely outside.

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