Bongi wearing campaign sash
The Shukumisa Campaign is moving and shaking things up in central KZN thanks to the energy and commitment of 6 NGOs from Pietermaritzburg.
Justice and Women, LifeLine/Rape Crisis, Centre for Criminal Justice, FAMSA, Pmb Gay & Lesbian Network, CREATE (a disability rights NGO) and community radio activist Nana Makhanya, launched the Shukumisa Campaign during the 16 Days of Activism.
They will work together to monitor Regional and Sexual Offences Courts and Police Stations, in terms of the provisions of the VEP Charter and Batho Pele.
The areas they will cover include Pietermaritzburg and some rural centres , Melmoth, Eshowe, Ladismith, NewCastle, Mooi River, Estcourt, Bergivlle, Ixopo, Highflats, Bulwer, Impendle, Mphopomeni and Howick.
The participating NGOs feel strongly that the campaign should be conducted in a respectful and professional manner, and so have been at pains to liaise with the Department of Justice and the SAPS prior to the monitoring visits which are scheduled to take place in January and February 2011.