Gender violence in the Spotlight

Xolani's Opinion: We have taken our eye off the important issue of femicide

702's Xolani Gwala says viable solution is needed to circumvent the high rate of women who are dying at the hands of their partners.

According to Pretoria News, Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthetwa has said the high rate of femicide in South Africa has compelled the United Nations to propose a Femicide Watch for the country.

The minister was speaking at the anti-femicide imbizo at Regina Mundi Catholic Church on Friday.

One of the points that have come out is that in South Africa, every 8 hours a woman is killed, and half of these women die at the hand of their intimate partners. South Africa's femicide rate is five times more than the global rate.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast anchor

Who is doing research around this so that we can come up with viable solutions around how to deal with such an important issue?

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast anchor

This is not just a story, it is something that is affecting our loved ones...So maybe there are other people out there who continue with these campaigns and are frustrated with the fact that the country seems to have moved on to other things as opposed to paying particular attention to this femicide watch in our country.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast anchor

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