ACDP MP calls for probe into bullying incident at Mbilwi Secondary School which led to child allegedly committing suicide

ACDP MP calls for probe into bullying incident at Mbilwi Secondary School which led to child allegedly committing suicide

ACDP Member of Parliament Marie Sukers has called on the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to launch a probe into the suicide of a girl child after a video made the rounds on social media of her being bullied by another girl at school, this allegedly before she took her life.

“The ACDP strongly condemns bullying in all forms, and call for justice for victims of this cruel form of harassment. We are hopeful that the DBE and the SAPS can work as a collective to thoroughly investigate this heartbreaking incident that took place at Mbilwi Secondary School in the Vhembe District in Limpopo.

The ACDP would like to extend its condolences to the family and friends of this young girl, and we call on our law enforcement agencies and the DBE to ensure that swift action is taken in this regard.

Any person who may be suffering, or is at risk, can contact the South African Depression and Anxiety Group’s (SADAG) Suicide Prevention Line for free on 0800-567-567. SADAG offers 24-hour support to people in South Africa.”

Beef up security along our border with Mozambique , SA Govt – says ACDP

Beef up security along our border with Mozambique , SA Govt – says ACDP

ACDP wants South Africa and Mozambique to cooperate to deal with religious extremism.

The ACDP raises, yet again, its concerns over the developing genocide taking place in Northern Mozambique. This is intolerable and must not be allowed to continue. The ACDP is aware of the socio-economic imbalances that exist in the Northern province of Caba Delgado. When any government colludes with big business at the expense of its people, it is a recipe for disaster. When foreign business interests trump local interest and the youth remain unemployed, impoverished and angry, this becomes the breeding group for radical extremism. The democratic principles of equity, transparency and accountability must apply equally to all citizens of Mozambique.

Last year, at a sitting of the National Assembly, Hon Wayne Thring, ACDP Deputy President, spoke about the ACDP’s condemnation of the brutal attacks by Islamic insurgents, who according to reports were systematically targeting and killing Christians and burning down their places of worship. Once again, the ACDP raises its condemnation for the brutal and murderous attacks which have taken place in Palma, in the Northern Mozambican Province of Caba Delgado.

Over 750 000 Mozambicans have been displaced and thousands killed since the insurgency began a few years ago. Recently, a South African citizen was killed, allegedly, by the Islamist extremist group, AL Shabaab. The ACDP calls on the South African government to beef up its security along our borders with Mozambique. In addition, while recognizing that Mozambique is a sovereign state, both South Africa and Mozambique must find ways of mutual cooperation in dealing with this scourge of religious extremism that has become intolerant to any other religious groups and a law unto themselves.

We furthermore call on all peace-loving and law-abiding sectors, be it religious or civil society, to condemn these heinous attacks on innocent civilians in Northern Mozambique.

Rev. Kenneth Meshoe – ACDP MP