The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] in Limpopo condemns the rape and murder of a student at the Capricorn TVET College on Sunday. Precious Ramabulana was raped and stabbed 52 times in her dorm room a day before President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the 16 days of activism in Limpopo on Monday.
NEHAWU send its deepest condolences to her family, classmates and her lecturers. We call on law enforcement agencies to find the perpetrator as soon as possible so that they can be punished for this heinous crime. We are concerned about the safety of our members and students as this incident further buttresses our call for extra security in all campuses.
We believe that the issue of gender based violence, rape and femicide is a crisis that is tearing our society apart and affects every community in the country. In this regard, we call on all members of society to join hands in ending violence directed at women and children. Moreover, as NEHAWU in the province we will make a call upon COSATU, ANC and the SACP to mobilise society for a stay away in support of gender based initiatives and victims of GBV, rape and femicide.
We will intensify the campaign to extend the 16 days of activism against women and children from 16 days to 365 days. The campaign must also include violence directed at the LGTB community and speak to the issue of corrective rape as well.
Issued by NEHAWU Limpopo Secretariat Office For further information, please contact: Jacob Adams @ 082 558 5966 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org