The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) would like to express its disappointment and shock over the inhumane treatment of Amathole District Municipality’s Councillor, Ms Nanziwe Rulashe which was captured on a video footage that has been distributed on various media platforms.
Although, we note and welcome the arrest of suspects in this matter, we condemn any acts of violence and bullying in the workplace. Municipal premises represent the integrity of local government and should be places of safety for all workers and members of the public.
We trust that law enforcement authorities will take all necessary steps to investigate the alleged conduct of all people implicated in the brawl.
We are calling on members of the public who have GBV related and gender inequality complaints, to report them to us by calling our Toll-Free Number 0800 007 709. The Commission for Gender Equality will be monitoring the case.
Source: Government of South Africa