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First Lady condemns violence against women

Nthatuoa Koeshe

THE First Lady, ‘Masekoalane Majoro, has condemned the rampant killings of women in the country.

Speaking on national television early this week to mark Women’s Month commemorations, Ms Majoro said “enough is enough” and called on local women to unite in the fight against gender-based violence.

She said Lesotho was faced with a challenge of men who had “turned themselves into animals, abusing women and girls”.

“Lesotho has many different challenges but the major one is that of men who have turned themselves into animals who rape and abuse women and this month we say enough is enough.

“Women now live in fear of being raped or murdered each day. But it’s time we said enough is enough. It’s time we worked together to ensure that gender-based violence comes to an end.

“My office is ready to help wherever necessary. We should take steps to protect the lives of women in this country. Women should not live in fear,” she said.

She however, said not all men were evil killers preying on defenceless women.

She said this Women’s Month, all women should work together to promote love, respect and unity.

“Women from all over the world should be honoured and appreciated for the great work they do for their societies.

“During this women’s month, we should celebrate and honour women who work for the betterment of their countries.

“We should appreciate all the women who are in the forefront of the fight against the Coronavirus (Covid-19). There are some strong women who are working hard to ensure that Basotho people are protected from the virus,” Ms Majoro said.

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