Minister Dlamini Zuma condemns physical abuse of councillor Rulashe

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma condemned the physical mishandling of Councillor Nanziwe Rulashe at the Amathole District Municipality offices in East London on Monday. In the video, Councillor Rulashe was dragged by security personnel who told her to leave the building.

“The images coming out of the video we have seen of the incident are a cause for serious concern. That this incident took place in the offices of government, puts serious doubt in society about our commitment to end the scourge of Gender-Based Violence.” Said Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

The Minister said she has since held a series of engagements with the leadership of the District Municipality and the Eastern Cape Provincial leadership who have also condemned this incident as it is inconsistent with the ideals of our non-sexist, democratic society and a violation of the institution’s operating procedures.

She has called for law enforcement agencies, the municipality and the province to investigate this incident so that those involved in this act of assault can be brought to book and similar incidents are not repeated.

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