Gender violence in the Spotlight

Opinion: Women's Ministry failing, says Redi Tlhabi

Minister for Women in the Presidency Susan Shabangu is not doing enough to mobilise for the safeguarding of women's rights, says presenter Redi Tlhabi.

Where is the Minister of Women in the Presidency? She should be mobilising and using the platform to change the cause and insist on certain protocols.

Redi Tlhabi, 702's Afternoon Drive presenter

I think she's failing in her duty as minister... what is she doing behind the scenes?

Redi Tlhabi, 702's Afternoon Drive presenter

Read: "Ministry of Women's silence on killings a great disappointment"

The Afternoon Drive host says Shabangu should be leading the cause and visibly fighting against gender-based violence.

Is she putting pressure on her male counterparts? Is she insisting that schools educate children? Is she out there so that all of us are led?

Redi Tlhabi, 702's Afternoon Drive presenter

Also read: "Gender-based violence should be fought daily" Minister Shabangu

This comes after what has been an apparent increase in the number of cases involving violence against women.

The bodies of four women were found in several parts of Johannesburg at the weekend.

It's reported that the death toll of women murdered in separate incidents in the past four weeks has risen to 10.

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