SPYL condemns GBV

The Deputy Secretary of the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) Christine Haindaka-Sikongo has strongly condemned the recent cases of gender-based violence (GBV) in the country.

Haindaka-Sikongo condemned these acts in a media statement issued here on Tuesday that as the transmitting belt of the party's ideologies SPYL strongly rejects these barbaric acts especially from people mandated to protect humanity.

Here Haindaka-Sikongo refers to the recent shooting of a 22-year-old woman on 9 September at the hands of her Namibian Police Force boyfriend.

Passion killing remains a threat to all Namibian women. Our streets are no longer safe for our children and women, she said.

The SPYL leader called on the Namibian police to ensure that their members are fully educated on their roles and responsibilities in society.

SPYL she pointed out further demands that members of the Namibian police who violate the law particularly in cases of GBV to be relived from their duties with immediate effect.

Violence against women and children destroys communities and severely harms families. Lives are being lost and dreams cut short at the hands of those that are supposed to protect women, she stressed.

Haindaka-Sikongo said women are not punching bags nor somebody's property before stating to remain the protectors of women at all times.

Two sisters were also brutally hacked to death at Oshaango in the Ohangwena Region allegedly by the estranged partner of one of the sisters.

In another GBV case, a man allegedly killed his girlfriend with an axe and set her body on fire.

Source: Namibia Press Agency