By: Annakleta Haikera
Swapo Party Youth League deputy secretary Christine Haindaka has strongly condemned the murder of Charlotte Saron, who was stabbed 24 times in Windhoek.
On Wednesday, Saron, aged 28, was found dead behind the Elcin Hosianah church.
Haindaka told The Villager that Article 8 of the Namibian Constitution provides respect for Human Dignity The dignity of all persons shall be inviolable.
She said the Constitution states that no person shall be subjected to torture, cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment.
“As the Constitution provides, I encourage the Namibian men to respect the dignity of Namibian women and children and to refrain from violence or any other inhuman treatment against women and children,” she said.
Haidaka urged Namibian law enforcement agencies to prioritise dealing with those who perpetrate violence against women and children.
“The respect for human dignity, protection of life, and equality to freedom from discrimination are fundamental human rights and freedoms provided under chapter 3 of the Namibian Constitution.
“I call upon the Namibian nation, various agencies, and the Namibian communities to condemn and stand together in unity and solidarity against the fight against Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence against women and children in our homes and communities,” she added.
Haindaka asked about what happened to men caring for women and children? What happened to humanity in our society?
She also wanted to know what happened to listening to your inner child? “What happened to loving one another as brother and sister? What happened to the fear of seeing someone lose blood at your accord? What happened to be there for one another? What happened to the spirit of I am because you are?” she asked.