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MTC fights against GBV with Knockout project

MTC fights against GBV with Knockout project

Aili Iilonga

MOBILE Telecommunications company, MTC, yesterday launched its Gender-Based Violence Knockout boxing project that will see the who’s who battling it out in the boxing ring to raise awareness about violence against women and children.

The event will take place 12 October at Windhoek Country Club with general tickets going for N$250, while VIP seats are selling for N$10 000.

Namibian male personalities will battle it out against each other over three rounds each.

FIGHTING GBV: MTC launched its Knockout GBV boxing project. Photo: Aili Iilonga

During the launch, Chief Human Capital, Tim Ekandjo, said that the event is not only a boxing fight, but also a fight against social change with the emphasis GBV.

He also said that the personalities would receive 3 months training from Nestor Tobias and Salute Boxing Academy.

“All the personalities will be throwing punches over a total of 24 rounds on the night. These punches must never land on helpless and vulnerable women and children but rather on a punching bag,” he said.

Ekandjo also stated that all proceeds will be donated to a charity against GBV of their choice.

Photo: Aili Iilonga

Some of the much-anticipated fights are:

KP Illest vs Paul da Prince (MTC Knockout GBV Jnr Middleweight title)

Jossy Joss vs Amos Shiyuka (MTC Knockout GBV Heavyweight title)

D-Naff vs Luis Munana (MTC Knockout GBV Cruiserweight title)

Theo Ishuna vs Marco Ndlovu (MTC Knockout GBV Heavyweight title)

DJ Cheeze vs Sunny Boy (MTC Knockout GBV Super Middleweight title)

Jonny Doeseb vs Job Ampunda (MTC Knockout GBV Jnr Middleweight title)

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