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Minister Lamola to host a Gender Based Violence and Femicide Imbizo at Emalahleni Municipality, Eastern Cape

31 August 2022

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr Ronald Lamola, will on Friday, 02 September 2022, deliver a keynote address on Gender Based Violence and Femicide at Emalahleni Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape.

The Imbizo is aimed at empowering community members on issues of access to justice for victims of Gender-Based Violence. The year 2022, is significant for the department because of the role it’s expected to play in the implementation of the three (3) Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) Acts.  Critical to this task is the mammoth responsibility to roll-out awareness and training programmes to various constituencies and communities to understand and effectively implement the GBVF Acts in their relevant spaces.

The Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services will be joined by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Legal Aid South Africa (LASA) and the Emalahleni Local Municipality.

Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date: 02 September 2022
Venue: Indwe High School sports ground, Indwe, Eastern Cape
Time: 09h00 -14h00

For media confirmations contact: Ms Suzan Mphuthi 083 672 5805 / Smphuthi@justice.gov.za or Steve Mahlangu 079 878 7587 / Stmahlangu@justice.gov.za.

Issued By The Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services

Enquiries: Chrispin Phiri
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services
Cell: 081 781 2261