Ramaphosa condemns rise in gender-based violence cases

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation on Sunday.

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JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the country's young men to fight the scourge of gender-based violence in South Africa.

Ramaphosa briefed the nation on Monday ahead of the commemoration of Youth Day on Tuesday.

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Ramaphosa says the current situation is unacceptable and must end.

"The women of our country feel unsafe in their homes, they do not feel safe in the workplace as well, at places of worship, and even just walking in the street.

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"This is totally unacceptable situation and it must end. Young people and in particular young men must become more active in the fight against gender-based violence," he said.

Ramaphosa says the government is working on strengthening gender-based violence laws.


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