Women Politicians Condemn Killing Of Former Mayor

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South Sudan women leaders have condemned the killing of a leading female politician.

Former Yei Municipality Mayor Cecilia Oba was found dead in Jebel, a Juba suburb on November 10. 

The motive of the killing of the 40-year-old and her office manager remain unknown.

The Political Parties Women Network for Peace (PPWNP) on Monday termed the brutal murder “a serious violation of human rights”.

“We totally condemn the violence against women all over South Sudan. We call upon the public to respect women and uphold their dignity”, said PPWNP Secretary General Betty Sunday Ben at a press conference in Juba.

“We are asking the government to pay keen attention on insecurity and stem the rising violence, especially on women in South Sudan”, she said.

The women leaders also decried rampant rape cases in the country and urged security forces to hunt down the perpetrators of such vices.

They announced plans for massive advocacy on violence against women across South Sudan.

The petition was signed by  women leaders from eleven political parties including the National Unionist Democratic Front (NUDF) , the South Sudan Democratic Forum (SSDF), the United Democratic Salvation Front Mainstream (UDSF-M),  the South Sudan Democratic Alliance (SSDA),  the United Democratic Front (UDF), the African National Congress (ANC), the  Sudan African National Union (SANU),  the  South Sudan Liberal Party (SSLP),  the Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLM) and  the  United Sudan African Party (USAP).

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