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While the country and the world continues to have their hands full in keeping control of the spread of global pandemic, Covid-19, the number of gender based violence (GBV) cases\incidents also continues to be on a rapid increase daily.
While launching the “16 days of activism”, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that GBV has lately turned out to be another form of pandemic in the country.
On a drive to further raise more awareness on violence against women and children, Police in Mmametlhake, Mpumalanga joined hands with Kaabo Founation calling for more support to domestic violence, rape and murder victims to root out instances of abuse to women and children in the society.
Businesswoman and founder of Kaabo Foundation Tsholofelo Tabane Kgole who is also not a stranger to community based social activism said she was deeply touched by recent brutal murder of an 80years old woman at Pankop who was stashed inside the fridge and a young learner from snake park section at Mmametlhake whose murderer and rapist (Philip Mailula) was sentenced double life in September by the Mpumalanga Division of the high court sitting at Kwaggafontein.
She was 9 years old at the time of this crime being committed.
Working together with the law enforcement, Kaabo Foundation joined hands to also raise awareness on food insecurity within communities by donating 250 food parcels to local residents at the station and local church.
The founder, Tsholofelo during handover of parcels and pamphlets distribution encouraged community members to provide support to those who still become victims and report immediately and put suspects behind bars.
“As Kaabo Foundation we say Be informed, break the silence and say No to Gender based Violence.”
“We are also greatful to our donors that we exceeded our target by more than 100%. Our aim was to reach 100 families and we reached 250 families” she added.
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