Baby Deon activist takes it to the next level

Deon Rothman. (Photo: Facebook)

The founder of the Justice for Baby Deon project, Ronel Hayes, is extending her fight to getting justice, not only for murdered baby Deon Rothman, but for other women and child victims as well.

Also Read: Video: ‘He threatened to kill me in the past,’ mother alleges in affidavit

According to Hayes, The Deon Rothman Foundation will aim to assist victims in a hands-on fashion as well as financially. She said that often women cite financial dependence as an excuse for not leaving their abusive spouses. The foundation is in the process of registering as a non-profit organisation (NPO) in order to raise funds to rescue women and children who find themselves in dangerous abusive relationships.

Meanwhile, the public can support the foundation by going to their Facebook page

A new petition has also been launched by Hayes and fellow activists. Supporters can sign the petition here 

Also Read: ‘Never push a man to violence’ says father’s Facebook post

Six-month-old Deon was allegedly murdered by his father, Marthinus Pelser, in June 2016. The court case is currently ongoing.

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