There’s a problem with mourning Covid-19 and gender-based violence concurrently – they are not the same

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Protesters wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus, seen during a gender-based violence protest outside parliament on June 30, 2020 in Cape Town. Photo by Nardus Engelbrecht/ Gallo Images via Getty Images
Protesters wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus, seen during a gender-based violence protest outside parliament on June 30, 2020 in Cape Town. Photo by Nardus Engelbrecht/ Gallo Images via Getty Images

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South Africa finds itself dealing with a pandemic within a pandemic. The country mourned the Covid-19 pandemic and gender-based violence victims from November 25-29, said President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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