Wednesday, June 19, 2024

NGOCC condemns the continued killing of women


NGOCC Board Chairperson Beatrice Grillo
NGOCC Board Chairperson Beatrice Grillo

Non Governmental Organisation Coordinating Council NGOCC- Chairperson Beatrice Grillo has condemned the continued killing of women by their husbands in the nation.

Ms Grillo said it is sad that some husbands have continued taking the law into their own hands despite several appeals from the concerned stakeholders.

She told ZANIS in an interview yesterday that men should heed to the call by the head of state who has called an immediate stop to the vice.

She said Ministry of Justice should also speed up the enactment of the Gender Based Violence piece of registration as suggested by President Michael Sata recently.

She said even on the day of Women International Cerebration, some women were victims of the vice to the extent of losing their precious lives at the hands of their ruthless husbands who have no remorse.

Ms Grillo reiterated that stiffer punishment should be administered to those perpetrators of Gender based violence which she said has gone out of hand in the country.

Some few days ago, A 28 year old man of Chikoyi village in Chief Chipalo’s area in Luwingu district in the Northern province was arrested for murdering his wife after a dispute over Nshima.

Northern Province Police Commissioner Mary Chikwanda confirmed the development to ZANIS saying Bright Bwalya was arrested and charged with murder contrary to section 200 chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.

And speaking to ZANIS in Lusaka, Ms Grillo has appealed to the people of Livinstone to vote peacefully in tomorrow’s by elections.

Ms Grillo said involving in political violence do not pay adding that cadres should learn to co-exist even during by-election because Zambians are one people.


  1. Isnt Gender violence supposed to be Kaseba’s speciality? Does she only get involved when there’s a trip abroad and some per diem?

    • Who says women are a let-down? Were you going to be breathing that fresh air you are enjoying if it was not for the woman? Show respect to women. They are your source of livelihood! Yes. No one can deny this. Think twice before you put your comments on this space.

  2. That’s why Zambian women are no longer safe even in their own homes because most men possess the same Mentality as blacky. Blacky you are the one who is a let down, that kind of thinking is exactly whats holding us back as a nation!

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