10 male celebs who’ve spoken out against gender-based violence

Kwesta PHOTO: Gallo/Getty Images
Kwesta PHOTO: Gallo/Getty Images

On Tuesday it was reported that more than 600 000 South Africans had added their signatures to various petitions (this number has climbed to more than a million) and many were planning to join marches to parliament following recent incidences of violence against women.

These included the rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana at a post office, a 14-year-old girl who was found murdered in a backyard, the murder of female boxing champion Leighandre “Baby Lee” Jegels, and the kidnapping of Grade R Vanderbijlpark pupil Amy’Lee de Jager who was later returned physically unharmed.

While women are at the forefront of these marches, many men are also standing up for the cause and have voiced their opinions on gender-based violence.

Take a look at what these 10 male celebrities had to say about gender-based violence.

 1 Kwesta

The rapper pushed the #MenAreTrash hashtag and called out all men for not speaking out when other men abuse women.




2 Maps Maponyane

The presenter urged men to change their behavior and said there was only so much women could do.




3 Jidenna

Nigerian-American artist Jidenna spoke about the stories he’d hear while living in South Africa and supported the movement which urges parliament to declare gender-based violence a state of emergency.





4 Julius Malema

The EFF leader asked how many more women would be victims of gender-based violence and said the “madness” needed to stop.



5 Major League

The DJs believe part of the problem is that people are no longer afraid of going to prison and called for a different punishment for perpetrators.





6 Reason

Rapper Reason fears for the safety of the women in his life and called for the gender-based violence to end.







7 Khaya Mthethwa

The musician vowed to protect all woman, not only the ones closest to him.





8 Cassper Nyovest

The rapper expressed his disgust with South African men.





9 Siphiwe Tshabalala

The footballer spoke out against xenophobia and violence against women.

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10 Mbuyiseni Ndlozi

The EFF spokesperson slammed those who supported the #NotAllMen movement and said they were in denial.




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