Editorial staff
1 minute read
9 May 2022
5:45 am

Hillary Gardee’s murder highlights the need to protect women, children in SA

Editorial staff

If it takes a village to raise a child, then surely it requires a village to protect its women and children.

Hillary Gardee's friends and family have gathered at Church On The Hill in Kamagugu, Nelspruit for her funeral. Picture: Twitter/@EFFSouthAfrica

The pain in Godrich Gardee’s voice was palpable as he spoke at the funeral of his daughter, Hillary: “We birth children to bury us and not to bury them.” But it was his later comments which cut to the essence of the gender-based violence (GBV) which plagues this country. ALSO READ: Hillary Gardee murder case: Two more suspects arrested Garde said his daughter had been forced by her abductors to use her bank card to get cash. He also said her adopted three-year-old child (who was with her when she went to the shops) told people in the area that...