anojpg

[LISTEN] Uyinene did not ALLOW herself to be raped and killed, Mr President

There's been widespread outrage in response to a tweet posted by government in which women were told not to 'allow themselves to become victims' of gender-based violence.

The tweet came in the midst of a flood of social media posts, mainly from women, who spoke of their anger, helplessness and fear at being a woman in South Africa.

Many of those commenting used the hashtag #AmINext?

The surge of comments followed the appearance in court on Monday of a 42-year-old man charged with the rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrewetyana.

Cape Talk host Pippa Hudson added her voice to those criticising the government for its post.

Here's a heads up for you and your cronies Mr President, Uyinene did not ALLOW herself to be raped and killed.

Pippa Hudson, Cape Talk presenter

We do not ALLOW ourselves to be cat-called and be groped.

Pippa Hudson, Cape Talk presenter

As long as you continue putting the burden of the response on our shoulders you are never going to fix this problem.

Pippa Hudson, Cape Talk presenter

The tweet has since been deleted, however, an annotated version is being shared on social media.

Listen to Hudson's full comment below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : [LISTEN] Uyinene did not ALLOW herself to be raped and killed, Mr President


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
UCT to stage picket outside Parliament in honour of slain Uyinene Mrwetyana

UCT to stage picket outside Parliament in honour of slain Uyinene Mrwetyana

Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng has announced that the academic programme will be suspended for Wednesday.

Death of Uyinene Mrewetyana sparks SA outrage over attacks on women

Death of Uyinene Mrewetyana sparks SA outrage over attacks on women

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

'Blame is being placed on victims and not on perpetrators'

'Blame is being placed on victims and not on perpetrators'

Gender specialist Nonhlanhla Sibanda-Moyo weighs in on the scourge of gender-based violence in South Africa.

Man charged with rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana

Man charged with rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana

A 42-year-old man appeared before the Wynberg Magistrates Court on Monday and confessed to sexually assaulting and murdering her.

Friend of missing UCT student speaks, suspect to appear in court

Friend of missing UCT student speaks, suspect to appear in court

Uyinene Mrwetyana was last seen leaving her university residence, Roscommon House in Claremont last Saturday afternoon.

Popular articles
'My child went to an Afrikaans school'  Panyaza Lesufi says not 'anti-Afrikaans'

'My child went to an Afrikaans school' Panyaza Lesufi says not 'anti-Afrikaans'

Lesufi has been responding to the building of a new Afrikaans university in Pretoria by trade union Solidarity.

Panyaza Lesufi takes a swipe at private Afrikaans university under construction

Panyaza Lesufi takes a swipe at private Afrikaans university under construction

Gauteng Education MEC says there is no room in a non-racial South Africa for reminders of apartheid.

[WATCH] Thieves running off with a shack has Twitter puzzled

[WATCH] Thieves running off with a shack has Twitter puzzled

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Man and woman assaulting a motorist goes viral, for the wrong reasons

[WATCH] Man and woman assaulting a motorist goes viral, for the wrong reasons

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Public Protector to challenge Estina Dairy Farm High Court ruling

Public Protector to challenge Estina Dairy Farm High Court ruling

Tiso Black Star's Karyn Maughan explains why the Busisiwe Mkhwebane has chosen to dispute Judge Ronel Tolmay's judgment.

What is better - money in the bank or investing in shares?

What is better - money in the bank or investing in shares?

Personal finance expert Warren Ingram offers a definitive answer with an explanation ordinary people can understand.