Hon House Chair, the ANC condemns in the strongest possible terms the assault of the multiple award-winning actress and musician Abigail Khubeka, allegedly by a Soweto taxi driver. The driver of a minibus taxi allegedly hit the legendary in her face and mouth leaving her with visible black marks on the face, after their cars had bumped into each. It is believed Mrs Kubeka was attacked while trying to apologise to the taxi driver after the accident.
Mama Kubeka is known for her illustrious career that spanned decades. She moved between jazz singing and acting roles which earned her a Lifetime Achievement Award at the South African Film and Television Awards. The ANC strongly condemns all forms acts of violence against women. This incident happens while there is an outcry in the country of violence against women, often described as a "war on women". The ANC calls upon on law enforcement agencies to act without fear or favour to bring the perpetrator to book. I thank you.