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photo: sOURCEDGender-based violence and femicide is a massive problem in the country.
photo: sOURCEDGender-based violence and femicide is a massive problem in the country.

THE scores of women and children who suffer violence and abuse at the hands of men has become so rampant that President Cyril Ramaphosa cited it as a second epidemic that the country is facing.

On a nationwide scale, at least 21 women and children have been killed in the past few weeks alone.

During his address, Ramaphosa said: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I stand before the women and girls of South Africa this evening to talk about another pandemic that is raging in our country – the killing of women and children by the men of our country.”

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