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Women, child abuse knows no divide - Zuma (2013-11-25 18:46)
Johannesburg - Violence and abuse against women and children knows no class, race, or geographic divide, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday.
"No woman or child should be sexually harassed, beaten, raped, stabbed, shot, or attacked in any manner, anywhere in our country," Zuma said in a statement to mark the launch of government's campaign: 16 Days of No Violence against Women and Children.
"Those who commit such horrendous crimes have no place in our communities. They belong in jail."
Zuma launched the campaign in Johannesburg and said this year violence against those with disabilities had been added.
Violence included sexual harassment, assault, rape and so-called corrective rape, domestic violence, and cultural practices harmful to women.
"Violence of this nature is barbaric, ferocious, and inhumane. It must be uprooted from our society. Let us use our laws to put an end to this scourge," he said.
"Let us also use our human values of ubuntu as our weapon, and also our common resolve to build a caring society based on a strong human rights culture."
Zuma said government was also sending a strong message to men in the country to isolate those who gave them a bad name and to join campaigns.
Recent days, weeks, and months have been rife with examples of violence against women and children.
On Monday, a 17-year-old boy was arrested for the rape of a 4-year-old boy in Itsoseng near Lichtenburg, North West.
In other reports, a teacher accused of raping a 10-year-old pupil at a primary school in Mapetla, Soweto, appeared in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Friday.
On 12 November, the mother of a 7-month-old baby who was found dead and mutilated in a shack in Diepsloot, and her boyfriend, were arrested.
In October, the bodies of 2-year-old Yonelisa Mali and her cousin Zandile Mali, 3, were found in a toilet cubicle. Five men were arrested and charged with rape and murder.
Meanwhile, convicted rapist and murderer Johannes Kana was handed two life sentences by the Swellendam Circuit Court on 1 November for the rape and murder of Anene Booysen in Bredasdorp.
Booysen was raped and disembowelled and died in Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, on the afternoon of Saturday, 2 February.
Launching the campaign, Zuma said the first phase of upgrading 57 regional courts into Sexual Offences Courts had begun.
He said progress had also been made in implementing the National Register for Sex Offenders.
The number of convicted sexual offenders increased from 2 792 in March 2013 to 11 418 names on 31 October.
The abuse of women and children was in some instances entrenched by the dire economic situation of most women, and it was important for women to obtain appropriate skills and opportunities to obtain jobs, Zuma said.
Dear Mr. President, Jacob Zuma, herewith our Reply:
Dear Pres. Jacob Zuma,
It is a STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, …
however - it is YOUR OWN #GOVERNMENT who is
#ABUSING #CHILDREN, just wait for the implementation of more Wi-Fi technology in Schools !!!
Overseas countries where these technologies had been implemented have already learnt the BAD LESSON that it was all a very EXPENSIVE MOVE to even having these technologies installed, as shortly after the children and even the teachers got SICK, with various CHRONIC ILLNESSES, some of which were riddles for the medics!
Why do you even intend going THAT ROUTE, when the RESULTS are already in the Public Domain !!!
Please EDUCATE yourself accordingly and your Ministers - especially the Minister of Education, the Minister of Health and the Minister of Environmental Affairs !!
If she continue(s) rolling out Wi-Fi in Schools she is an official #CHILD #ABUSER and this is a #CRIMINAL #OFFENCE !
While the Minister of Health is Cherry Picking with the Food Industry, the MAIN CULPRITS are going out free.
If you have not noticed it yet, I am going to let you in on a SECRET NOW:
We are all taking part in the WORLD'S LARGEST EXPERIMENT
- knowingly or unknowingly and mostly AGAINST OUR WILL or CONSENT!
We are all FORCED to be Guinea Pigs in the PLAYING FIELDS of UNTESTED TECHNOLOGY (no premarket release safety testing) and UNSAFE Microwave RADIATION, as used by the Communications Industry, which is nothing else as Microwave Warfare, against unarmed and unsuspecting Civilian Targets.
- This alone is a Human Rights Violation and can be seen as aim to GRIEVOUS BODILY HARM, intentional or unintentional, but the related Industry is lying and telling us that there is no conclusive EVIDENCE for CANCER and other ILLNESSES, however they have NEVER said that their TECHNOLOGY IS SAFE.
Just to put my statements in perspective for easier understanding - it is like selling a car or an even faster sports car, without any breaks. Well, this is exactly what it is!
The Microwave Radiation is affecting Humans, Animals and Plants alike.
- Yes, and when you look around yourself - a little closer to those Cell Phone and Wi-Fi Towers - you might even see these DYING TREES, too — if they have not already yet been removed!
When can I please get ANY RESPONSE to my "Open Letter to the SA Government", written and published on 21 March 2013 and having posted the links to various Government Departments' Facebook and Twitter pages/addresses.
Are these PEOPLE ALL SLEEPING?
I see this in a VERY SERIOUS LIGHT INDEED and in fact a far bigger problem than #TOBACCO and #ALCOHOL combined!
If you need any references, I can provide more PROOF than you can swallow !
- Here its just an INTRODUCTION:
WiFi-in-Schools — EHS Research Project
as well as: