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Child activist urges sex offender Jeffrey Donson to step down and hand over as mayor

Multiple activists have referred to Kannaland mayor Jeffrey Donson to step down due to his rape conviction.


Organizations spoke to Independent Media to weigh in on their perspectives of his re-election following the November 1 nearby authorities election


Donson – a member of the Independent Civic Organisation of SA (Icosa) political party – is predicted to make a statement on his political destiny on Monday.


He turned into convicted of statutory rape and indecent attack even as Kannaland mayor in 2008. His sufferer becomes 15-years old. After accommodations, an attraction withinside the Western Cape High Court, Donson’s five-year sentence was reduced to an entirely suspended term of imprisonment, correctional supervision, and R20 000 fine, and a rehabilitation program for intercourse offenders.


He reclaimed his name while Icosa shaped a coalition authority with the ANC, however, following a unique meeting on Friday the ANC withinside the province announced that it'll assess its coalition agreement.


Childline’s countrywide director Dumisile Nala says the re-election of Jeffrey Donson as Kannaland mayor sends the incorrect message. “We ought to be taking a complete organizational stance towards people convicted of sexual violence crimes. It is important that we stop, reflect, and redirect our ethical compass to ensure the safety of kids and younger humans at all costs,” Nala said.


Children’s Institute Professor Shanaaz Matthews stated the re-election indicates how infant rape, like different sorts of violence, is normalized. She brought that it is inside this context that barriers are blurred, sexual engagement with children and young humans is tolerated or even normalized.


Commissioner for Children, Christina Nomdo, laments that Donson’s seat in energy is a “damning indictment” of South Africa’s dedication to cease gender-primarily based violence and the promise to guard kids.

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