MenEngage Botswana welcomes suspension of MP following allegations of defiling a minor

Menengage Botswana

MenEngage Botswana welcomes the decision by the Botswana Democratic Party to suspend the Member of Parliament for Nata-Gweta, Mr Polson Majaga, following allegations of defilement of a minor. It is our belief that not only will the suspension assist in the investigation of the case, it also shows zero tolerance for child sexual exploitation.

We hope that justice will be served for the victim and that law enforcement agencies and other relevant stakeholders will ensure the protection of the victim and her family from intimidation during the proceedings of the investigation in the case. Most importantly, we encourage that the case is tried in a child-friendly court to protect and promote the dignity of the victim.

For more details, please contact:

Desmond Lunga, Team Leader: Men and Boys for Gender Equality at +267 75 306 777 or at desmondlunga@gmail.com.

About MenEngage Botswana

MenEngage Botswana is a member of MenEngage Africa Alliance (MEA), which consists of 22 country networks spread across East, West, Central and Southern Africa, with over 300 non-governmental organisations at grass-root, national and regional levels that seek to engage men and boys to achieve gender equality. The Botswana MenEngage Netwok has over 20 members across the country.

Across the continent, MEA members work collectively toward advancing gender justice, human rights and social justice in key thematic areas including Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), gender-based violence (GBV) & HIV prevention, Child Rights and Positive Parenting and in promoting peace on the continent. Members implement joint advocacy programmes at national level with their governments, regional level with Regional Economic Communities (RECS) and at international levels at various platforms on the MEA thematic areas.

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