“Violence against women and children is well documented, and the same with taxi violence, which often leaves a blood trail of killings in its wake.
The Free State Premier has called for strong action against violence faced by women and children.
This was during a national prayer day against gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF), and taxi violence which was held on Saturday (21/10) in Botshabelo. Dukwana joined a prayer service organised by the South African National Taxi Association (SANTACO) and Mzansi Act Now, an organisation established by concerned men and women who organised themselves nationally to fight the scourge of GBVF and social ills.
Dukwana called on the public to confront these issues and to stop turning a blind eye when women are viciously beaten by a partner or when a child is subjected to abuse.
“Violence against women and children is well documented, and the same with taxi violence, which often leaves a blood trail of killings in its wake. As a community, we must take a stand and ensure our children and women of our province are shielded from harm,” he stated.
Dukwana further called on taxi owners to stop being violent when having disagreements. He appealed for a peaceful resolution to conflicts.