Gender violence in the Spotlight

Opinion: Gender-based violence is political, says Redi Tlhabi

Presenter Redi Tlhabi has reminded listeners about the intersections between their personal experiences and politics.

This comes after the funeral service of Karabo Mokoena, whose burnt body was discovered in Lyndhurst after she was reported missing.

Gender-based violence is political. It's about power relations.

Redi Tlhabi, 702's Afternoon Drive presenter

When you're living in a society where there is aggressive male power, where women are second-class citizens. Guess what? That is political.

Redi Tlhabi, 702's Afternoon Drive presenter

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The Afternoon Drive host says Mokoena's death has come to signify the lived realities of women and children in South Africa.

Take a listen to her reflections:

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