Karabo Mokwena's death causes SA men to take a stand #NotInMyName

By Drum Digital
18 May 2017

The two-hour march comes in response to the trending hashtag, with a group of men now making the decision to stand against their male counterparts who subject women to violence.

With black tape covering their mouth, a group of men are set to lead what should be a powerful march against woman abuse in Pretoria on Saturday.

The march, labelled #NotInMyName, follows a recent national uproar over the abuse of women at the hands of men.

After the death of 22-year-old Karabo Mokoena, who was allegedly killed and burned unrecognisable by her boyfriend Sandile Mantsoe (27), thousands took to social media to voice their opinion under the hashtag #MenAreTrash.

“How long will we sit while women get raped and abused by us? When will we take collective responsibility for our actions?” reads a poster advertising the march and has been circulating on social media.

According to co-ordinator Siyabulela Jentile, participants of the march will depart from Church Square at 10 am and peacefully protest to the Union Buildings.

“After the messages, we will remove the black tape from our mouths and we will start singing songs,” he said. “We will obviously have a keynote address by a speaker, who we are still going to confirm.”

Jentile strongly believes it is time for men to take a stand against the violence.

“We are living in South Africa and we keep track of what is happening on social media.

“We are aware of what is happening in the country. We were not going to fold our arms and do nothing while our women and girlfriends continue to be victimised daily.”

 

 

 

Sources: twitter.com, iol.co.za

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