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Miss­ing in ac­tion Women’s Month is around the cor­ner and the of­fice of min­is­ter in the pres­i­dency re­spon­si­ble for women con­firmed that. In its in­vite to the launch, Min­is­ter Su­san Sha­bangu is quoted say­ing: “The 2017 com­mem­o­ra­tion takes place against a back­drop of heinous mur­ders of women and chil­dren, we call on all ... to join hands with gov­ern­ment in the fight against the scourge of gen­der-based vi­o­lence.”

The min­is­ter will surely get her month of high­light­ing the abuse of women in the coun­try where such cases hap­pen daily. We need you daily, min­is­ter – not once in a year. Ad­vice for sale

Af­ter be­ing sin­gled out for not at­tend­ing Zulu royal func­tions ear­lier this year, KwaZulu-Na­tal fi­nance MEC Belinda Scott brought Zulu monarch King Good­will Zwelithini a sheep for his birth­day. But EFF leader Julius Malema and his ex­ec­u­tive topped Scott’s present by bring­ing five cows for Zwelithini, who ad­vised the party to be­have in a man­ner that would not per­pet­u­ate vi­o­lence among or­di­nary cit­i­zens. “He told us to let peo­ple know that we’re not en­e­mies with other po­lit­i­cal par­ties. We com­mit­ted to the king that we will prac­tise his ad­vice. He is not just a king, but our fa­ther as well,” Malema said. The ad­vice cost the party five cows.

Fik­ile Mbalula

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