DCSSL MEC calls on traditional healers to fight against GBV

SIYABUSWA – Mpumalanga MEC for Community Safety, Security and Liaison, Gabisile Shabalala has called on traditional leaders not to help suspects to evade justice by cleansing them with muthi.

The MEC was speaking during the National Prayer Day for Road Safety Towards Zero Deaths In Our Roads. This was part of commemorating World Remembrance Day for Road Crash victims held on Moloto Road in Siyabuswa today.

READ: “Traffic learnership posts advertised are not for sale” – DCSSL

She said when healers are approached by perpetrators to cleanse them of their deeds. she pleaded that those who do so should be immediately reported to the police.

Shabalala added that helping abusers to face consequences of their actions will make it difficult for government to end the scourge in communities.

ALSO READ: Three die in crash between sedan and truck

“We want to work with you. We understand your business but we want you to help us bring the abusers to book because victims and perpetrators are known in communities. GBVF is a serious challenge that requires us all to work together including aboGogo (traditional healers). You should immediately notify the police when they (criminals) approach you to help evade justice,” said the MEC.

Related articles

Tributes pour in for TS Galaxy’s player

Mpumalanga-based club, TS Galaxy have lost one of their own, Luckyboy Mokoena. The 30-year-old took his last breath after a short illness. Before joining the club, Mokoena played for Highlands Park and Sekhukhune United. Tributes have...

Man appears in court for mine manager’s murder

Xolani Sidney Simelane (38) appeared in the Carolina Magistrate’s Court today following a fatal shooting last week. This is after Zanele Zwane (27), a mine manager was shot dead as she was about to leave...

Daughter sentenced to 20 years for mother’s murder

MBOMBELA - Valencia Nonhlanhla Mthunywa will spend 20 years in prison after she was convicted and sentenced in the Mpumalanga Division of the High Court today. Her mother Wanter Jabulile Dlamini's body was found dumped...

City Of Mbombela sets wheels in motion to ensure road safety

To give a line of march to traffic and law enforcement officials, Executive Mayor for the City of Mbombela, Sibongile Makushe-Mazibuko handed 35 vehicles and launched the Road Safety program for the festive season...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.