KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala visited the families of the five women who were found murdered in the Mthwalume are on the South Coast.
Premier Zikalala was accompanied by Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Bheki Ntuli, Social Development MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza and Provincial Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula.
There was a wreath laying ceremony at the crime scene before the Premier proceeds to the families of the victims.
The Premier used the visit to Mthwalume to launch a 365 days campaign against Gender-Based Violence in the province.
After his visit to the families of the victims, the Premier met all stakeholders in the area, including the Community Policing Forum, community, religious and tradional leaders, to come up with a comprehensive plan to deal with the scourge of Gender-Based Violence.
The Premier also received a comprehensive report from police authorities on the ongoing investigation into the murder of women in the area.
The Premier's visit follows another incident on Saturday where the charred remains of a woman were found on the sugarcane farm where some of the bodies were found. But this appears to be an isolated incident.
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