We cannot remain silent any longer – Ramaphosa condemns gender-based violence

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Gender-based violence (GBV) will be the focus of a hackathon taking place in Johannesburg on the 28th and the 29th of March 2020
Gender-based violence (GBV) will be the focus of a hackathon taking place in Johannesburg on the 28th and the 29th of March 2020

“We will speak for Tshegofatso Pule, Naledi Phangindawo, Nompumelelo Tshaka, Nomfazi Gabada, Nwabisa Mgwandela, Altecia Kortjie and Lindelwa Peni, all young women who were killed by men,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday evening.

“We will speak for the 89-year-old grandmother who was killed in an old age home in Queenstown, the 79-year-old grandmother who was killed in Brakpan and the elderly woman who was raped in KwaSwayimane in KwaZulu-Natal.

“We will speak for the innocent souls of Tshegofatso Pule’s unborn daughter who had already been given a name, six-year-old Raynecia Kotjie and the six-year-old child found dead in the veld in KwaZulu-Natal.

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