Gender violence in the Spotlight

Opinion: Even in my bed, I'm not safe

The death of Karabo Mokoena, who was allegedly killed and then burnt by her boyfriend, along with many other reported cases of women and children killed, has triggered a lot of reaction from society.

On Thursday 702's Azania Mosaka also got a call from a heartbroken father whose 13-year-old step daughter is believed to be kidnapped and kept in one of the old buildings in central Johannesburg.

Read: Caller shares how police refused to help him find missing daughter

The caller's desperate plight and other shocking stories of murdered and abused women triggered Azania's memories and experiences of male aggression and female abuse.

Also read: Community help sought in search of missing 13-year-old

On her Facebook post, she reflects on what she calls a "heavy emotional week".

We are not safe. Even in my bed, I'm not safe.

Azania Mosaka, 702 Talk Show host

Read Azania Mosaka's full Facebook post below...

*_To all women who need help in breaking the cycle of abuse call this number if in distress:__0800 428 428 or SMS 1207867(FREE)_**


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