Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has condemned the killing of a woman following the death of Zolile Khumalo, a student from the Mangosuthu University of Technology.
Khumalo was allegedly shot by her boyfriend on Tuesday, 2 May 2018.
This comes hours after Sandile Mantsoe was found guilty of murdering Karabo Mokoena.
Dlamini Zuma says that it is clear that young women are not safe in our society.
“We call on all student bodies to introduce awareness programs on gender violence. Our universities and other institutions of higher learning must take precautionary measures to improve security to ensure the safety of students in their care. It is not acceptable that someone could easily breach security to commit such a heinous crime,” says Dlamini Zuma.
The Minister also extended her deepest condolences to the Khumalo’s family, friends, and her fellow students.
Dlamini Zuma added that The sentencing of Mantsoe should send a stern warning to all other perpetrators of violence against women to desist from committing such deplorable acts.
She states that the social services should be on call to provide support to the family in its period of grief. We call on our law enforcement agencies to swiftly investigate the murder and bring the perpetrator to book.
“We condemn in the strongest terms the killing of Khumalo and trust that our justice system will prevail the same way it did in the case of Mantsoe,” she says.