Kouga staff in show of force against rape

Kouga staffers came to work in black today (15 February) to show their support for the Black Friday anti-rape campaign. 

Allister Makomo, Jill Coetzee and Jaen Schaap of Kouga Municipality's IT section show their support for the Black Friday anti-rape campaign.
IT staff: Allister Makomo, Jill Coetzee and Jaen Schaap of Kouga Municipality’s IT section show their support for the Black Friday anti-rape campaign.

The nationwide campaign was sparked by the brutal rape and murder of Bredasdorp teen Anene Booysen. 

Kouga Executive Mayor Booi Koerat applauded staff for taking a firm stand against rape and abuse. 

“The statistics are horrendous,” he said. “It is said that every four minutes a rape is committed in our country and that only 12% of reported rape cases end in conviction.” 

Melissa Harmse, Carina Strydom, Cassandra Camons and Khalipha Nelanin were among the many Kouga municipal staffers who supported the campaign.
LED, Tourism: Melissa Harmse, Carina Strydom, Cassandra Camons and Khalipha Nelanin were among the many Kouga municipal staffers who supported the campaign.

He encouraged municipal staff to campaign actively against abuse and rape in their communities. 

“Abuse and rape affects everyone – girls and boys, women and men. It could happen to any one of us or to someone we love. 

“Let us stand together and stamp out this atrocity. Together, as Kouga, we are saying ‘enough is enough’.”

TREASURY AND ASSETS:Lee-Roy Perils, Cathmare Kettledas, Karen Deschamps, Albert Venter, Vuyelwa Made and Lesley Syce on Black Friday.

Treasury and Assets: Lee-Roy Perils, Cathmare Kettledas, Karen Deschamps, Albert Venter, Vuyelwa Made and Lesley Syce on Black Friday.

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