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Ntokozo Xaba’s murder puts spotlight on GBV

The murder of Ntokozo Xaba has put the spotlight on safety at institutions of higher learning.

The Tshwane University of Technology student was allegedly stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend at her off-campus residence earlier this month.

The suspect appeared briefly in the Pretoria Magistrate’s court on Monday in connection with the murder.

Meanwhile, some gender-based violence activists are calling for stricter measures to fight the scourge.

Gender-based violence remains a thorn in society.

The latest incident to shock the nation is the brutal death of Tshwane University of Technology third-year student Ntokozo Xaba.

Xaba was allegedly stabbed to death at a residence earlier this month by her ex-boyfriend.

Students at this campus say women aren’t safe.

TUT Vice-Chancelor Tinyiko Maluleke says there are already programs in place to fight Gender-based violence but admits more work needs to be done.

“So there are other issues we need to look at beyond policing and physical security…beyond the issues of whether you have cameras, security gates, security guards or not.”

Some gender-based violence activist groups say accountability is needed.

They wonder what happened to the promised R1.6 billion plan to combat gender-based violence.

Not In My Name’s Themba Masango said, “we’re hoping that the President will actually come with a clear a decisive action towards gender-based violence….they’ll be clarity with regards to what happened to that money, what it was used for.”

The SRC from the institution say it’ll now be taking action, ensuring that off-campuses residences accredited to the university have safety measures in place to protect students.

Meanwhile, Higher Education minister, Blade Nzimande has vowed to launch a gender-based violence awareness programme, following Xaba’s murder.

A move the students hope will ensure their safety in society.

Source: eNCA

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