By: Celeste Barker MPL – DAWN Provincial Chairperson:
The DA Women’s Network (DAWN) cares for all victims of gender violence and crime.
DAWN will hold a dignified, silent protest outside the Northend Magistrates’ Courts from 08:30 – 09:00 on Monday, 4 May 2015, to demonstrate solidarity and compassion for the family of Jayde Panayiotou.
It is tragic beyond belief that despite Constitutional provisions and the benefit of Chapter 9 institutions South African women remain the vulnerable victims of a plague of gender violence, rape and murder in South Africa.
East Cape DAWN is committed to the rights enshrined in our constitution. We will not be silent until South African women are safe in their homes and on the streets.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Inggs and Panayiotou families as well as the staff and pupils of Riebeek College.
JAYDE died unnecessarily and we will picket until justice has been served.
There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews.
Date: 4 May 2015
Time: 8.30 – 9.00
Venue: Northend Magistrates’ Courts, Port Elizabeth