President to engage Lusikisiki on violence
Today (Monday), President Cyril Ramaphosa participates in a dialogue on femicide and the killing of people with Albinism in Lusikisiki in OR Tambo district municipality.
Ramaphosa is expected to provide an update on the work that has been done to date on the implementation of the Declaration emanating from Presidential Summit on Gender Based Violence and Femicide held last year.
Lusikisiki was chosen because of the high prevalence of gender-based violence cases reported and high cases of the practice of ‘ukuthwala’ (child brides) and teenage pregnancy.
The dialogue is also part of work in progress towards the establishment of the Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Council and a National Strategic Plan. The dialogue will be hosted at the Lusikisiki College of Education.
The President will also launch the District Co-ordination Model ‘Khawuleza’ (Hurry up) in Ngquza municipality, Lusikisiki on Tuesday. The Model aims to improve the coherence and impact of government service delivery in the 44 Districts and eight Metros around the country.
Development will be pursued through single and integrated plans per district which will be further prioritised with Integrated Development Plans in municipalities.