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AS we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism campaign for non-violence against
women and children, on behalf of the eThekwini Municipality, I would like to pay tribute to all victims and to celebrate the strength of those survivors who have succeeded in breaking the shackles of victimisation.

I urge all South Africans to heed the government’s call to action to end violence against women and children.
Violence in general, and in particular violence against women, children and vulnerable people is a scourge of our society and the spirit of Ubuntu. I urge all perpetrators to change their behaviour and seek help.

I challenge every citizen to report abuse of any kind to the police and other supporting agencies. Let us use this occasion to recommit ourselves to upholding and respecting the rights of all people as enshrined in the Bill
of Rights of our Constitution of 1996. A stand against the abuse perpetrated against women and children
is a contribution towards the rebuilding of our society, moral regeneration and a people free of psychological, emotional and physical scars.

Writes eThekwini Mayor,
Obed Mlaba

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