Media briefing by Minister Xingwana on the contents of a press release issued by the Democratic Alliance (DA)
16 Apr 2012
The Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities (DWCPD), Lulu Xingwana, will host a media conference in response to the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) press release made public today, in which they announce a formal submission they have made to the South African Human Rights Commission, requesting the Commission to investigate the DWCPD’s alleged failure to realise and protect the rights of people with disabilities.
The opposition party’s statement also makes claims of poor financial management and inappropriate spending priorities against the department. The Minister would like to correct a number of misconceptions and factual errors regarding the DWCPD’s expenditure and mandate, and further respond to the Democratic Alliance’s statement.
All members of the media are invited to attend Minister Lulu Xingwana’s press conference, which is scheduled to be held as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Venue: GCIS Auditorium, 1st Floor, Midtown Building, Pretoria (With video link-up to Imbizo Media Centre, Cape Town)
Tel: 012 359 0224
Cell: 076 402 7521
You are requested to confirm attendance with:
Cell: 071 613 6242
The Minister is also scheduled to attend with the Mashapu family, the court session for the appearance of a Mamelodi man who has been arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Vinoliah Mashapu, who was killed in the township over the Easter weekend.
The Minister will attend the court appearance to support the victim’s family and to reiterate a strong message regarding domestic violence and women abuse. Members of the media are also reported to attend this occasion.
Issued by: Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities
16 Apr 2012
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