President David Mabuza says the government
will have a zero tolerance attitude towards crimes against women and
" We are gripped by the pain
and do not suffer as natives or Africans, but as people, South Africans of one
reborn country, black and white, united against abuse of women and
children, "said Mabuza.
Mabuza delivered the keynote
speech at the National Day of Prayer at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg
Mabuza said the country was suffering
of pain in the hands of men who & # 39; the most vulnerable in our
" It is out of their
shrill cries and winches of pain with which we register their call that enough is enough. "
" Many women suffer.
We may not know them. We may never see them, but we know they exist, for
violence in our nation has a face, the face of a woman, "he said.
He said that justice must be done,
adding that the government must work hard to "improve the responsiveness of
our criminal justice system, so that women are protected from all humiliations
committed against them. "
" The ANC as the ruling party, is fully committed to gender parity and
gender equality as a prerequisite for economic freedom in our lives. We
understand that women are the soul and the fire, not only of the ANC, but of us
nation, "he said.
" We must hear them
cries. We must feel their pain. We must heal their wounds. "