South African women call for release of Chibok school girls

South African women call for release of Chibok school girls

Saturday, May 17, 2014 5:09 pm

Angie Motshekga, South Africa’s Minister of Youth Education, said women in that country would light candles at Nigerian mission in Pretoria on May 19 until the kidnapped Chibok girls regained freedom.

Motshekga, President of Women’s League of African National Congress, made this known on phone with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday.

“South African people, the women in particular, stand with Nigeria at this difficult time.”

Angie Motshekga

Angie Motshekga. Source:

She added that the women had plans to send a delegation to Nigeria to meet with the Government to see how they could be of assistance to the country.

“We want to ensure that violence against women and children in Africa is stopped”, she said.

NAN reports that some South African women staged a rally in Johannesburg on Saturday calling for the release of the abducted female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno.

The rally took place at the Johannesburg City Hall.

The President of Nigerian Union in South Africa, Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, also told NAN on phone that they were happy with the support shown by South Africans on the Chibok students.

“We are happy with the support by our South African brothers and sisters and the way they have stood for Nigeria in this difficult time.

“The ‘bring back our girls’ rally had been held in three South African provinces while more will be held in other provinces within the week.”


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