Social development deputy minister defends comments that cancer contributes to GBV

Social development deputy minister Hendrietta Bagopane-Zulu has defended claims made by herself and the department about a link between cancer and gender-based violence (GBV).

A tweet posted by the department on Friday claimed cancer contributes to GBV. It sparked anger and confusion among South Africans.

The deputy minister was in the Northern Cape during a cancer awareness campaign hosted by the PinkDrive at the time.