Media release

Government Communications on Ministers meeting with protesting students

04 September 2019

4 August 2019

Cabinet, today, released several Ministers from an ordinary sitting of Cabinet in Tuynhuys, Cape Town, to meet with hundreds of students, who had gathered at Parliament in protest against Gender Based Violence.

Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu; Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperative Governance, Naledi Pandor; Minister of Small Business, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni; Minister of Women, Youth and Persons with Disability, Maite Nkoane-Mashabane; and the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele were part of the delegation.

During the engagement, the Ministers recognised the overwhelming sense of anger expressed by the protesting students, who had come to Parliament to voice their concerns about the safety of women in the country.

The Ministers, on behalf of Cabinet, shared their growing concern about gender based violence during this interaction.

Although the interaction was brief, both parties resolved to hold more meetings of this nature. These engagements will contribute immediately to finding solutions in the hope of stopping the killing of women in our country.

The Ministers returned to Tuynhuys to brief the Cabinet.

For inquiries,
Phumla Williams, Acting Director General, GCIS
Cell: 083 501 0139

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