Source: All Africa
The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the NW jointly with its affiliates will be celebrating our victory in the late Pinky Mosiane case after the perpetrator was sentenced last week for raping and killing our late sister Pinky Mosiane on 6th Feb 2012 at Anglo Platinum mine.
Pinky was raped and killed underground during working hours and only now, during launching of sixteen days of activism, has the rapist and the killer been sentenced to life in prison for both charges
This is a time when we are still confronted with violence against women and children during working hours and after hours, at home, in town and in the local communities.
As the federation we want to say to all those women and children who are still facing the challenges of rape, assault and killing anywhere in the province, please report these criminal activities to the police, to the NGOs, to COSATU and to our government structures.
We will be launching our sixteen days activities on 5th December 2014 at Amalia community in Schweitzer Reneke municipality in the DR Ruth Momphathi region. The community of Amalia has been exposed to these critical issues of crime, abuse of children, child labour, rape of women and young girls, including workers being abused by employers, in particular by farmers, at the Flexi Four Gold Mine and by other business people, who exploit and abuse our young people, in particular girls and women.
We will be handing our memorandum to the Departments of Mineral Resources (DMR) and Labour, the SAPS and the MECs for Social Development and Women. The march will be led by all COSATU affiliates and the alliance in the NW province.
We call on all departments that are requested to receive the memorandums to be at the police station of Amalia at 13h00 at the latest. If there are not there we will not leave the premises of the police until we get our response, in particular from the DMR and the SAPS.
We call on all the media people to join us in this activity on 5th December 2014 from 10h30am at the community hall at Amalia.