Women’s Day | Ramaphosa urges men to protect women

South Africans are celebrating women’s day under the theme: Women’s Socio-economic Rights, Empowerment, and Resilience. eNCA senior reporter Siphamandla Goge has more. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken out strongly against the country's rise in gender-based violence.

He says women cannot continue to suffer at their hands of men.

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Ramaphosa was speaking at the National Women's Day event in Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal.

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

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"The women of SA have had enough of being afraid. They are afraid of going anywhere. They are afraid for the safety of their children even from their own relatives.

"They're also afraid of being women in South Africa. A number of them have said it is a burden to be a woman in South Africa. This must come to an end, taking advantage of women must come to an end."


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