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Women offered self-defence classes

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Proceeds from the event will be shared between the centre and the Sweet Science Combat Gym, which provided the venue and qualified trainers

THE NEED for women to be able to protect themselves when confronted by a violent situation was highlighted by a Galeshewe woman when she offered self-defence awareness classes on Saturday.

Nonhle Dondolo said that she was motivated to offer the classes following the latest incidents of domestic violence and rape in the Northern Cape.

The classes are in support of the Galeshewe-based Thuthuzela Care Centre.

Proceeds from the event will be shared between the centre and the Sweet Science Combat Gym, which provided the venue and qualified trainers.

Although the turn-out was not as good as Dondolo had hoped, she promised to host follow-up sessions.

She admitted that the venue might have been a challenge for some of the interested residents.

She intends to host the next sessions at community halls.

“There are the vulnerable people who definitely need to be reached,” said Dondolo

The director and trainer at Sweet Science Combat Gym, Paul Kasinda, pledged his continued support of the initiative. – Boipelo Mere