Women’s Day | Ramaphosa says GBV has to stop

Thousands of women made their way to Richmond, KwaZulu Natal to honour and celebrate the strides made in advancing women's rights. But in a country where women are constantly living in fear while struggling to survive, all eyes were on President Cyril  Ramaphosa and his attempts to address GBV and outline government’s plan to end it. eNCA's Silindelo Masikane reports. #DStv403

RICHMOND - Hardly a day goes by in South Africa without a woman being attacked, violated or even killed by men and this cannot continue.

That's the word from President Cyril  Ramaphosa when he addressed thousands at the official Women's Day event in Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal.

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Much of the focus was on the gender-based violence horrors continuing across the country.

There's been a spike in violent crimes against women and children in recent weeks.

"Gender-based violence continues to be a stain on our celebrations today. Hardly a day goes in South Africa without a report of women being attacked, violated or even being killed by men and this cannot continue," Ramaphosa said.

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"This has to stop. The women of South Africa have had enough of being afraid. They are afraid of going anywhere, they are afraid for the safety of their children."

Women are being encouraged to continue to speak out and report cases before it's too late.

* eNCA's Silindelo Masikane reports.


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