Cabinet ministers make pepper spray promise to students

Lindiwe Sisulu

Cape Town – Cabinet ministers have promised to provide students at universities in the Western Cape with pepper sprays as part of efforts to fight gender-based violence.This followed a meeting between the ministers and students.

Students had marched on Parliament and the World Economic Forum on Africa at the Cape Town International Convention Centre where they demanded action from the government.Students said they did not feel safe and wanted timeframes for the government to deliver the pepper sprays.Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu said they needed to find resources to help students.

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