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How Ramaphosa should handle SA’s other crisis

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The president must lead the country in a new totally different strategy, with the sole aim of producing new men – men who do not prey on women.


23 Jun 2020
PREMIUM!
How Ramaphosa should handle SA’s other crisis

Residents from Eersterust in Pretoria can be seen during a march to the home of Evelyn de Kock who was found dead on Sunday, 16 June 2020. Picture: Jacques Nelles

“At a time when the pandemic has left us all feeling vulnerable and uncertain, violence is being unleashed on women and children with a brutality that defies comprehension.” These are the words of President Cyril Ramaphosa when he said he is “appalled” by the “second pandemic raging in the country” which is perpetrated by men. These words ring true, right? The president sounds like he has his finger on the pulse on gender-based violence and is saying all the things the country wants to hear, but the truth of the matter is these are just words which he has uttered...

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