By Jane Sithole MPL, DA Spokesperson on Women, Youth, Children and Persons with Disabilities:
The following motion without notice was delivered by DA spokesperson on Women, Youth, Children and Persons with Disabilities, Jane Sithole MPL, during a sitting at Ehlanzeni District Council Chambers today.
This was out-rightly defeated by the ANC. It has become clear that the ruling party is hell bent on protecting their own rather than to protect and promote the rights of women and children.
I rise to move a motion without notice on behalf of the Democratic Alliance, noting that:
The 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children started on 25 November 2016.
Further noting that a 33-year-old man, an African National Congress’s (ANC) director of corporate services in the Tokologo local municipality appeared in court on 2 December.
He allegedly pushed his 26-year-old wife against the wall where she hit her head and then collapsed. He then put her body in the boot of his car and drove to his parents’ home in Winburg, Free State where he spent the weekend at his parents’ home while the body was still in the car.
On Sunday morning, he decided to drive his wife to a dumping side and burnt the body, where he was spotted by two homeless men who alerted the police.
I move that this house:
Condemns the behavior of the 33 year old man, who is a director of corporate services, and all violence against women and children in totality.
I further move that this house sends its heartfelt condolences to the family of the victim who lost her life at the hands of her attacker.
I so move.