The community of Nwamitwa outside Tzaneen has launched its 16 Days of Activism against women and children abuse. They joined police for an awareness campaign today at the Nkambako Sports Ground.

The community was out in their numbers vowing to help police fight the scourge of violence against women and children.

Acting provincial commissioner, Jan Scheepers, “We have selected this are as it is the highest crime spots in terms of violence against women and children. The aim of the launch is to curb the violence against women and children. Let’s work together to bring an end to it.”

Community leaders’ are concerned about children’s safety. Community leader, Basy Ngobeni says, “My most concern is children because their school is far and they have to walk to get there. Some end up bunking school due to fear of molestation.”

The South African Police Services will launch more events in the province during 16 days of activism.