“What is happening? Our families are nurturing murderers and rapists, it is in our families. What is it which has gone so wrong?” These rhetorical but necessary questions were posed by Graca Machel while addressing a crowd of students at the University of Cape Town during a memorial service for slain student Uyinene Mrwetyana.
Social media is flooded with comments on the series of violent murders of women and children in our country.
Hashtags like #NoToWomenAbuse #AmINext and #EnoughisEnough skyrocketed after South Africa learned of the murder of the student which quickly followed by news of a series of violent murders of women and children.
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Read in the series of Instagram posts below how parents expressed their anger, fear and disbelief:
Loren of Life of Loren & Lottie
Kwanele of Xhosa Mom Unplugged
Lana of Pretty Brave Mom Blog
Thando of Modern Zulu Mom blog
Tamryn-Ann of Confessions of a Guilty Mom blog
Jules of Heart Mama blog
Laura of Harassed Mom blog
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Other parents said:
Parents from all walks of life shared via Instagram in solidarity with the movements and protests happening across the country.
South African celebrity parents were not mum as they shared their support on Instagram. Rugby wife Rachel Kolisi celebrated her son's birthday by sharing her take on raising men in South Africa.
Listen to what Kay Sibiya who had just welcomed his first child with girlfriend Judie Kama had to say about the violence in the video below:
Listen to Graca Machel's whole speech below:
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