Tebogo Msimanga |
Gender Commission welcomed the arrest of the alleged perpetrator behind Lesedi Fm Presenter Dimakatso Ratselane’ stabbing. Mackenzie Ratselane was on the run since his wife was found stabbed multiple times last week Thursday in Mangaung, in the Free State. He was arrested in Ennerdale, Gauteng.
The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) applauded the Police for their tireless effort in ensuring that the perpetrator is arrested within reasonable time despite his efforts to evade the police.
“As the Commission, we believe that in order to eradicate the scourge of gender-based violence (GBV) and imitate partner violence (IPV) the same eager and enthusiasm should be the norm in cases of this nature regardless of the stature of the person involved.” Said Tamara Mathebula, the Chairperson of the Commission of Gender Equality.
Mathebula added that they hope the state in preparing for this case will up its game to ensure that people’s confidence in the justice system is enhanced, especially for victims and the survivors of violence and gender-based crime and Intimate partner violence”.
The CGE urges all South Africans to join hands in fighting the scourge of violence, and in particular, gender-based violence. “We need consented efforts in addressing masculinity and patriarchy in order to eradicate the scourge of violence, gender-based crimes and intimate partner violence.”
Mathebula said the CGE will monitor this case in ensuring that there is justice for both the victim and the perpetrator.