LAC calls for action on violence in Namibia

The Legal Assistance Centre (LAC), a non-profit organisation, has expressed deep concern about the recent surge of violence in Namibia.

LAC director Toni Hancox has described the brutal killing of Christof Fredricks as a disturbing example of the violence plaguing the country.

The mutilated body of Fredricks, a transgender woman, was discovered in Windhoek’s Otjomuise on Thursday.

In a press statement issued on Friday, Hancox said more than 20 women were killed by gender-based violence, with more children abandoned in rubbish dumps this year.

She described these facts as frightening.

“Our disregard for the rights of our most vulnerable is something all Namibians should be ashamed of,” Hancox said.

She urged Namibian politicians, religious leaders and the public to take a stand against violence and directly called on members of parliament, including Jerry Ekandjo, and the churches in Namibia, to speak out.

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