SPYL condemns GBV

24 Sep 2019 13:50pm
RUNDU, 24 SEP (NAMPA) – The deputy secretary of the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) Christine Haindaka-Sikongo has strongly condemned the recent cases of gender-based violence (GBV) recorded in the country.
Haindaka-Sikongo condemned the acts in a media statement issued on Tuesday, saying the youth league strongly rejects the acts, especially by people mandated to protect citizens.
She was referring to an incident last week, when a 22-year-old woman was allegedly shot by her ex-boyfriend who is a police officer, in Walvis Bay.
The woman survived the ordeal.
In a separate case, two sisters were hacked to death at Oshaango in the Ohangwena Region, allegedly by the estranged partner of one of the sisters, on Friday.
The police also reported that a woman was allegedly killed by her boyfriend and her body set on fire in Windhoek on Sunday.
“Passion killing remains a threat to all Namibian women. Our streets are no longer safe for our women and children,” Haindaka-Sikongo said.
The SPYL leader called on the Namibian Police to ensure that their members are fully educated on their roles and responsibilities in society.
She further said the youth league demands that members of the police who violate the law, particularly in cases of GBV, be relieved of their duties with immediate effect.
“Violence against women and children destroys communities and severely harms families. Lives are being lost and dreams cut short at the hands of those who are supposed to protect women,” she said.