Tebogo Msimanga |
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Wednesday reiterated the call for the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele to resign. The party said Cele’s insensitive, uncouth and revictimizing of the women who were gang raped by men in Krugersdorp is most unbefitting for a Minister of Police. Cele stated that a 19-year-old woman was lucky to have been raped by only one man.
EFF spokesperson Sinawo Thambo said Cele’s fatal position, even in isolation of the deadly failures of the ANC government to eradicate GBVF remain triggering for all women in our country and revictimize survivors. “The ANC government continues to show women disdain not only through statements but by its members actions. As a minister of a crucial department in the country, Cele’s first response and reaction to GBVF and other issues facing women must always be from a position of self interrogation and introspection”.
Tambo further said there is no hope under this government that women, children and the LGBTQI community will ever be free from the chains of patriarchy.