[LISTEN] Joining hands for Olivia Makete

A local activist has teamed up with NPO Meaningful Change to raise funds for the woman assaulted by an ANC member outside Luthuli House earlier this month.

Photographs of Olivia Makete being kicked by Thabiso Setona went viral following the incident on February 5.

The money raised will go to assisting Makete with medical and legal fees.

The grandmother, 52, suffered a number of injuries during the assault which took place during a BLF march.

Speaking to Bongani Bingwa, Pan-African media expert and activist Rosie Motene says the incident touched her.

It could have been my mother, it could have been my grandmother. In fact it was someones mother and somebody's grandmother.

Rosie Motene, Pan-African Media Expert and Activist

It later emerged that Makete was not there for the march, but rather to plead with the ANC to improve service delivery in her area.

The actions of the ANC member Setona have been widely condemned and he later handed himself over to the police.

It shows the reality of how many people in our country, particularly males, address the issues of abuse, because in the background you could see police looking on. She was literally kicked and punched to the ground.

Rosie Motene, Pan-African Media Expert and Activist

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This article first appeared on 702 : [LISTEN] Joining hands for Olivia Makete


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