KwaZulu-Natal Social Development MEC, Nonhlanhla Khoza, has urged society to unite against the continued killing of women in the province

Nonhlanhla Khoza, the MEC for Social Development in KwaZulu-Natal, encouraged people to band together to stop the continued killing of women in the area.

The community must speak out and separate anyone involved in incidents of gender-based violence (GBV), according to Khoza.

Khoza made the call as Mthokozisi Nene, a police officer, appeared in court for a brief hearing into his wife’s death.

Nene, 44, is accused of killing his wife Thobeka MaMsomi Nene following a fight two weeks ago at their home in Inchanga, west of Durban.

The two daughters of the deceased, James Nxumalo, a member of the provincial legislature, and members of the community were among those who attended the hearing on Monday.

Men should take the lead in all campaigns to stop the spread of GBV, according to the MEC.

Bail was rejected for Nene and the case continued until July 13, 2022.

Khoza praised the court for refusing to release Nene on bail, arguing that these people should be kept in custody while their charges are heard in court.

“We appreciated that they put a lot of thought into this situation.

The murder was premeditated, that’s obvious. This situation, in which children have lost their mothers to their fathers, is heartbreaking,” Khoza explained.

She went on to say that it was inconceivable for anyone to consider killing their spouse, especially one who had to support the family.

“A policeman’s duty is to serve and protect the community as well, but this one had no compassion.

He would have taken matters into his own hands and killed an innocent woman in front of her children,” MEC said.

She worried about Nene’s lack of remorse in court because he had not turned over to police the gun he is accused of using to kill his wife.

“We are saddened by the loss of a teacher for our children, but our social workers will offer psychosocial support to the family, the biological children of the deceased and the school children.

We appreciate how the neighborhood has come together to protest this man’s bail. We will keep an eye on this situation until it is resolved. ” She spoke.

Nxumalo pleaded with law enforcement to use all their resources to keep the person who committed this horrific act behind bars.

Nxumalo added that she wants men who commit gender-based violence to be held accountable and the deaths of women and children prevented, saying “he must face the full weight of the law.” .

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Joel C. Hicks