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Candlelight ceremony in memory of GBVF victims

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The Shaine Griqua Advice and Development Centre, the Justice 4 All Movement and other stakeholders will hold a candlelight service in memory of victims of gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) at the Emmanuel High School hall in Homevale on Wednesday, starting at 6pm, to offer spiritual and emotional support to the bereaved families.

Shaine Griqua, from the Shaine Griqua Advice and Development Centre, offered counselling to the bereaved family of Mymoena Kaleb, who was murdered last week. Picture: Supplied

THE SHAINE Griqua Advice and Development Centre, the Justice 4 All Movement and other stakeholders will hold a candlelight service in memory of victims of gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) at the Emmanuel High School hall in Homevale on Wednesday, starting at 6pm, to offer spiritual and emotional support to the bereaved families.

Herbert Miller from the Justice 4 All Movement encouraged members of the community to bring along photographs and candles to commemorate their loved ones who had been affected by GBVF.

The Shaine Griqua Advice and Development Centre offered counselling to the family of the late Mymoena Kaleb, 38, whose body was recently discovered in her boyfriend’s shack in Madiba Square, Galeshewe.

Shaine Griqua from the centre stated that Kaleb’s eldest child was studying Muslim religious leadership.

“Her younger daughter is in the process of applying for nursing studies and is struggling to complete her application as she has to deal with the brutal killing of her mother. Her last-born daughter is currently in Grade 10. The family have been left destitute without their mother,” said Griqua.

He added that the community would hold a protest on August 14 outside the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court to object to the accused being granted bail.

“The centre will hold a memorial service for victims of femicide on Wednesday where we will engage a number of different families who lost loved ones in the last few years, in particular those whose cases are not yet finalised and the accused not yet sentenced. We invite families, communities and stakeholders to share memories and move towards emotional closure as well as having it as a voice of speaking out loud against all forms of gender-based violence and femicide,” said Griqua.

He added that they would continue to support the family in their pursuit of justice.

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