STATEMENT BY UGU DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY:
As the country celebrates women during the month of August, the District on Tuesday woke up to news of a decomposed body of a woman found in a sugarcane field in the Mtwalume area under Umzumbe local municipality.
The mayor of Ugu District Municipality Cllr Sizwe Ngcobo has expressed grave concern at these continuing brutal murder of women in this area.
“These acts of violence against women in our District seek to defeat the very foundations of our democratic society and our commitment to human rights and the fight against gender-based violence in our society.
“The District is mourning the deaths of several women who were murdered by men in our District and we call upon the law enforcement agencies to tighten their grip in dealing with cases of gender-based violence in order for justice to prevail.”