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King Williams Town SAPS marks 16 Days of Activism at local children's home

Dec 6, 2016
King Williams Town SAPS marks 16 Days of Activism at local children's home

Kei Road SAPS, together with All Saints Academy and the local SAPS' Employee Health and Wellness (EHW) unit, on Monday educated the community members and school learners as part of the 16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women and Children at Smiling Valley School, Kei Road, near King Williams Town.
 
"This is an annual event that Government has set aside to do awareness to the community and ensure that they understand and report such crime. Police educated the community members on drooming of children and rape, and also encouraged to be willing in assisting Police on investigation when crime is committed," said police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa.
 
A victim of rape from Dimbaza was in attendance and spoke to the children about rape and how important it is to get support and move forward.

"She encouraged the children to attend school as this is the key to success," described Captain Mawisa.
 
Sergeant Thenjiwe Mbebe also educated the children about rape and she encouraged them to say NO to violence and ensure that if that happens they report it immediately.

Local police donated some items to the Children’s Home for this Christmas and toys for the kids.
 
The caregiver at the children’s home, Nobantu Malibhiji, said; "We are very grateful and humbled that SAPS still think about us. What you have done is a great gesture for which we thank you immensely."
 
The donation brought much joy to the children and deep appreciation from the caregivers at the home.