Letter to the editor: 16 Days of Activism merely lip service

By Ann McDonnell, MPL, Member of the DA Caucus in the KZN Legislature:

AS our country marks 16 days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children it is shocking to note that the multi-party Women’s Caucus led by the ANC in the KZN Legislature has not met once since the new term began some 18 months ago.

What would have been the first meeting was scheduled to take place last week.  It was cancelled at the eleventh hour for reasons that remain unknown to the DA.

This is hardly the sign of a government that is serious about the issues facing women in our province.

The DA has therefore called for an investigation into this non-performing Caucus and for a feedback to be provided in the provincial legislature.

Public officer bearers have a duty to be serious about the many challenges that face women.

The 16 Days of Activism campaign cannot be mere lip service.