Women protest against GBV outside Archbishop’s home


August 9, 2020

By Kirsten Jacobs

A group of women, led by Lucinda Evans from non-profit organisation Philisa Abafazi Bethu, are spending their Women’s Day by protesting against gender-based violence. The protest began outside the Bishopscourt residence of Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba early August 9.

The women are taking a stand against gender-based violence and the Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s (ACSA) reported lack of response to such abuse. They are specifically protesting for justice for Reverend June Major, an Anglican priest from the Cape Town Diocese.

Reverend Major was allegedly raped by a fellow priest in 2002 at Grahamstown Seminary. Despite reporting the rape to the South African Police Service (SAPS) and to the Church authorities, her rapist reportedly continues to minister to congregations and justice has not been served.

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