Men, stop killing our girls – Bathabile Dlamini at Karabo Mokoena’s funeral

ANC Women’s League President Bathabile Dlamini says the death of Karabo Mokoena must be seen as a lesson and that the killing of women must come to an end

“This must be a lesson to all of us. Stop politicising issues that affect us on a daily basis because we’re misleading children. This abuse and violence can happen to anyone, regardless of affiliation, status in society or location,” she said.

“A 22-year-old is at their prime, no-one must come cut that life. Men, this must come to an end.”

Speaking at Karabo Mokoena’s funeral service in Diepkloof, Soweto, on Friday, Dlamini said the number of women being killed amounted to femicide.

Grief and sorrow filled the air at the service. The hall was packed to capacity.

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Karabo’s friends stood next to her coffin and comforted each other when they were overwhelmed by grief.

Dlamini, who has a 21-year-old daughter, said black lesbians were also being attacked and killed.

She then quoted Corinthians 13:4-8.

Dlamini said she is against the #MenAreTrash hashtag and has called for more male voices to speak out on the issue of violence against women.

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Mokoena’s burnt body was found in a veld in Lyndhurst, Johannesburg, on 29 April. She was reported missing the day before.

Sandile Kagiso Mantsoe (27) was charged with killing the 22-year-old part-time student and defeating the ends of justice.

– News24 Wire