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Former Premier Ntombela Launches Foundation to Empower Women

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Former Free State Premier Sefora Ntombela has launched the Sefora Ntombela Foundation in Namahadi Frankfort on Sunday.

Former Free State Premier Sefora Ntombela has launched the Sefora Ntombela Foundation in Namahadi Frankfort on Sunday.

The Foundation, which was established in 2019, focuses on women’s development, including HIV and AIDS issues; Violence against women and homicide; Community empowerment project; and any additional initiatives that communities propose.

Former Free State Premier Sefora Ntombela has launched the Sefora Ntombela Foundation in Namahadi Frankfort on Sunday.

Former Free State Premier Sefora Ntombela has launched the Sefora Ntombela Foundation in Namahadi Frankfort on Sunday.

The foundation also focuses on the following:

● Youth development which includes information sessions, linking them with partners involved in youth development issues;

● People with Disabilities which involve training sessions for their rights and responsibilities.

The foundation currently operate in Tweeling, Frankfort (Fezile Dabi district); Rosendal, Clocolan and Ladybrand virtual satelite offices (Thabo Mofutsanyane District);

“The intention is to establish a presence in all districts.” said Foundation in a Statement

Former Free State Premier Sefora Ntombela has launched the Sefora Ntombela Foundation in Namahadi Frankfort on Sunday.

Former Free State Premier Sefora Ntombela has launched the Sefora Ntombela Foundation in Namahadi Frankfort on Sunday.

Ntombela says has always been an advocate for the protection of women, children and other vulnerable groups. “The high levels of Gender Based Violence in our country are a serious cause for concern. So high are these numbers that we have become numb to the horror and violence perpetrated against women, children and the vulnerable. In any other society and under normal circumstances, this violence would demand serious action.

And while I appreciate government intervention and the efforts of the police in addressing this issue, I feel that ordinary South Africans must play an active role. This is because these crimes happen in our towns, townships and villages. We know the victims, but importantly, in most cases, the perpetrator is also somebody we know!”added Ntombela

At the launch yesterday, the foundation heard of families who lost loved ones to senseless and callous violence.

“We learned of Mosidi Mokoena, who had her throat slit, allegedly by someone close to her, possibly a jealous boyfriend. We also heard of Mme Adelina Makhoba, who was 74 years old. Mme Makhoba was raped and murdered

We also heard of Tlale Motaung who was found strangled and stuffed inside a bag. These were, but some of the horror stories we heard. Government, for all its efforts, cannot fight this battle alone. “

The foundation encourages the people to talk about issues that are troubling them. “Re seke ra shwela ka hare. We must all play a part. That is why we have enlisted the services of professionals who will walk this journey with us.”

The foundation has: A nurse – She will help victims to access medical help in the unfortunate event that they are attacked.

Social Worker: The social worker will provide support to victims.

Lawyer – She will see to it that their cases are prosecuted and the perpetrators are sent to prison for a long time.

Ntombela said these are the first steps in building the foundation and hopefully, as time goes on, we will get more help from other professionals. I would like to once again thank everyone who made it possible to establish and launch the foundation.

Sefora Ntombela Foundation

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