Ramaphosa urged to take action against perpetrators of gender-based violence

Women's Month began with the sad news of Rhodes University student Khensani Maseko's suicide, allegedly after not being able to overcome her rape trauma

Just a few days into Women’s Month and an outcry has already started following Maseko’s death. The student was said to have taken her own life on Friday.

This was just two days after a “national shutdown” march held by women across the country against gender-based violence.

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Fed up with women being killed – most often by intimate partners – Twitter users decided to call on President Cyril Ramaphosa to do more to protect women and girls in South Africa.