Metropolitan joins fight against GBV

There are only a few days to go before the MTC Knockout event and corporate Namibia has pledged its support towards the initiative.

30 September 2019 | Sports

JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA



Insurance industry player Metropolitan has pledged N$50 000 towards the MTC Knockout against gender-based violence (GBV) event.

The company will support former Namibia Premier League chairman Johnny Doeseb who is set to battle politician Job Amupanda on 12 October.

The event will take place at the Windhoek Country Club, with a total of nine bouts and 18 celebrities in action.

Metropolitan head of distribution Theo Gurirab said Metropolitan Namibia was delighted to have taken a bold stand, not only to participate in this boxing event initiated by MTC, but to also make a statement to the Namibian community at large.

“Our decision to participate in this event is motivated by the responsibility that we have as corporate citizens; and that is to protect our children and women against the continuing gender-based violence at all cost,” Gurirab said.

Johnny Doeseb said the public should expect fireworks when he and Amupanda go toe-to-toe.

“Women and children are part of us and we need to protect them. We as men do not have any right to use violence as a means of getting out of frustration. Violence has no place in our society and on 12 October, we must make sure that GBV becomes a thing of the past. Whenever you are angered, it must not be directed at women and children, they are not our punching bags,” he said.

Individuals can also give support by purchasing a table of 10 for N$10 000 while general tickets go for N$250 at Webtickets.

The boxing exhibition, which was organised to promote the fight against GBV will feature Namibian celebrities from the corporate world and the media.

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