Mpumalanga Safety Authorities raise concerns as gender based violence soars in the province

Mpumalanga authorities raise concerns as gender based violence soars in the province.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma has condemned in the strongest terms the continues rape incidents especially during this period where the society is engulfed with scores of Gender-Based-Violence incidents.

The General has once again expressed his disappointment on the men who continue to prey on defenceless women and children.

“These cowardly men are hurting women instead of being their protectors. On the same note, we urge members of the public to assist police with information about the man who raped a woman at the cemetery,” said General Zuma.

Police in Mpumalanga have launched a manhunt following a young woman who was raped at the cemetery in Masoyi outside Mbombela on Wednesday.

It is reported that incident occurred whilst the woman was walking alone to a bus stop on her way to work.An investigation into this matter is underway and police request assistance from the community to be able to arrest the suspect.

Meanwhile, the provincial commissioner has welcomed the sentencing the arrest of a 25 year old man who raped a 27 year old woman over the weekend at Vosman near Witbank.The suspect made his appearance at the Emalahleni Magistrate’s Court Wednesday, 01 July 2020.

Police appeal to anyone who may have tangible information regarding the suspect at the Masoyi incident to contact the police.