Deputy Chairperson, in the recent past our country witnessed horrific acts of criminality visited upon the women of our country. These incidences of gender-based violence has brought pain to all of us and shocked the whole nation, bringing shame to all of us and especially some men who are perpetrators of these acts of violence.
In the face of this violence the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities held campaigns on violence against women and children and facilitated the process to promote gender-responsive planning, monitoring and evaluation. We believe that the department should continue with the mobilisation of society to deconstruct gender and construct a society based on the values of mutual respect for one another and it particular a society that cares for the most vulnerable members of society who are women, children and elders.
The ANC supports the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement and the Adjustment Appropriation Bill for this Vote. [Applause.] [Interjections.]
Vote agreed to (Democratic Alliance, Economic Freedom Fighters and Freedom Front Plus dissenting).