South Africa: No Cultural Group Is to Blame for Gender-Based Violence

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South Africa's Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana

The campaign to fight violence against women and children must be waged by all South Africans, black and white. In addition, no single cultural group can or should be blamed for this serious scourge which affects all sectors of society.

The Presidency has noted comments attributed to Minister of Women, Children and Persons with Disability, Ms Lulu Xingwana. Clarity from the Ministry has not yet been obtained with regards to the comments.

We wish to assure the Afrikaner community and all South Africans that government's commitment to non-racialism and diversity as enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic, remains unwavering.

The contribution of Afrikaner males in the fight against gender-based violence and also generally to the building of a united, caring and prosperous South Africa, is as valuable as that of all South Africans. The nation should focus energies on finding solutions.

Issued by: The Presidency

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