SHARPEVILLE - The Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko, lead a march in Sharpeville on Friday to highlight the plight of the LGBTQIA+ community, before attending a dialogue programme on some of the challenges the community face. According to the Vaal Journal the march comes briefly after a man from Sebokeng was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the assault and murder of Bonang Gaelae and her partner. Co-Founder of the Sedibeng LGBTQIA+ Community, Loni Pitso, says the purpose of the event was to educate and create awareness within the Sedibeng community about LGBTQIA+ people and how society can live together in a peaceful environment. During the community dialogue at the Sharpeville Care of the Aged Community Hall, Sharpeville Station Commander, Colonel Mogokeng urged members of the community to report cases of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide against the LGBTQIA+ community to the SAPD, in order for them to attend to and address them.
PHOTOS: (Gauteng Department of Community Safety on Facebook)