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.
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.
Dear Mr President, when you became our leader, you said #ThumaMina, here we are as women sending you to go change the law, talk to your people and protect us, we are not save. See the beautiful lady inthe pic with you, She is no more #RIPKhensani #RipKhensaniMaseko pic.twitter.com/49uxALEh0J
— TroubleGal (@Deartroublegal) August 6, 2018
We need a serious overhaul of our justice system. Mr President @CyrilRamaphosa .if there is anything you can change please change the law regarding rape. No bail and a minimum life sentence for all rapists.
— S’pakpaku (@U_Siphoz) August 6, 2018
Dear President @CyrilRamaphosa, a child of the soil who was ready to change the world was raped, suffered from depression and took her life. Please protect our women my enforcing the law of many others who’ve endured such. #RIPKhensani pic.twitter.com/1AntsSkyUo
— Fezile Dhlamini (@AudioTheBrand) August 5, 2018