Limpopo MEC for Social Development Nkakareng Rakgoale has condemned in the strongest possible terms the brutal murder of a 59-year old woman allegedly by a traditional healer at Tshelammake village outside Lephalale. Police say while Elizabeth Mokau went to consult, she was murdered and burnt beyond recognition. The suspect, Piet Modisotswile who allegedly attempted to also attack the police when they got to the scene was killed in a scuffle between him and the officers. The MEC has urged the civil society and individual community members to join hands in the fight against Gender Based Violence and Femicide.
MEC Rakgoale says the attack on women and children will not come to an end until each and every member of the society stand up and say enough is enough. As the Department of Social Development, together with the Department of Transport and Community Safety they are strengthening their awareness campaigns and also the fight against the attacks on the vulnerable people of society. They referred this matter to their social workers in the area for them to provide psychosocial support to the family of the victim and also to the other affected parties.
Furthermore, the MEC for Social Development Nkakareng Rakgoale and her Transport and Community Safety counterpart Mavhungu Lerule-Rhamakhanya will be leading a GBVF awareness campaign in Mecklenburg on the 14th of September, as Sekhukhune is one of the District where incidents of GBVF are increasing at an alarming rate.