ACDP’s Women of Destiny calls for the removal of convicted Kannaland mayors

ACDP’s Women of Destiny calls for the removal of convicted Kannaland mayors

The African National Congress (ANC) cannot stand against gender-based violence and the exploitation of women, whilst continuing to endorse the executive and deputy mayors of Kannaland Local Municipality who were convicted of sexual misconduct against minors.

To show that it is serious about bringing an end to the scourge of gender-based violence, the ACDP’s Women of Destiny leader in the Western Cape, Marie Sukers MP, calls on the ANC to remove both the executive mayor and his deputy from the Kannaland Local Municipality.

Kannaland is among the poorest and most dysfunctional municipalities in the Western Cape. It comprises all the elements that created a cesspool of corruption, mismanagement, and a lack of accountability.

The 2021 local government election campaigns in the Karoo were marked by vote-buying with cheap wine and braaivleis. These same people, who continue to lament the historical exploitation of our ancestors, and lay claim to our heritage, employ the exact same exploitative tactics in order to gain power!

Kannaland is a microcosm of the country that we live in, and now its leaders present to us the cracked foundations of poor leadership. It is a mirror of the desperation and character of the ANC that allows for this to happen.

One cannot claim to fully endorse 16 Days of Activism campaigns, while on the other hand we too endorse violence and exploitation. The ANC and every bedfellow of such immoral leaders stand on the wrong side of history. They are not vanguards of our nation; they are what nations fear the most – immoral leaders without compassion, integrity, and conscience!

Never again mention the name of Charlotte Maxeke and Albert Luthuli, because their legacy is no longer yours to claim.

Lack of response equals tacit approval of violence against women and children

Lack of response equals tacit approval of violence against women and children

The ACDP is on record for condemning the violence perpetrated against women and children through pornography. We have consistently said that pornography is the theory and rape, the practice. It is hypocritical to speak out against the act of rape, and sexual violence but not the source. We must be unashamed and bold to go to this source to stop the barbaric and immoral violence against women and children.

A Tribute to Jesse

A Tribute to Jesse

Jesse to me, as a woman of color, is a reminder of the fruits of democracy and the new dawn. She was everything women in this country dream for their daughters to become. She studied at the University of the Western Cape in the field of her passion, Theology. She was a fresh faced young woman who at the age of 19, had enough boldness to stand very pretty, but confident in a pulpit. She wanted to live her faith out in a bold manner. When I asked her aunt Sandra Hess, what Jesse”s dream was she without hesitation said: Jesse wanted to live for God! How prophetic that her name means: God exist!