16 Days of Activism: We have lost our way, says Ramaphosa remembering victims
The president was speaking at the launch of this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence in Limpopo.
The president was speaking at the launch of this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence in Limpopo.
Earlier this month, Post Office employee Luyanda Botha was sentenced for the Mrwetyana’s rape and murder. The crime took place at a Cape Town Post Office in August.
Ramaphosa said the level of gender-based violence in the country was shocking.
“This crisis of violence against women and children is a great shame for our nation. It goes against our African values and everything we stand for as a people,” Ramaphosa said.
“We grew up being taught that as men and boys we must respect women and protect children. We were taught to never, ever raise your hand against a woman. But we have lost our way. Our communities are in the grip of violence against those we are supposed to protect,” he added.