SA’s Outpouring Of Grief Inspires ANC Parliamentary Caucus’ Pledge To Lead Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

The ANC parliamentary caucus has vowed to be at the forefront of the fight against gender-based violence.

The 259 members of the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces (NCOP), as well as some chief whips and speakers from some provincial legislatures, had their first lekgotla of the sixth Parliament this past weekend, after a week of turmoil in South Africa.

On Monday, ANC chief whip in the National Assembly Pemmy Majodina, her deputy, Doris Dlakude, and NCOP chief whip Seiso Mohai addressed the media on the lekgotla’s outcome.

“Our country is still in shock following the tragic events of the past week,” Majodina said, adding South Africans’ “outpouring of grief” had moved the ANC caucus.

“Together with the people of our country, the ANC caucus says: ‘Enough is enough’,” she said.

Majodina added President Cyril Ramaphosa had addressed the caucus and reflected on the mood in the country.