We are currently living in a time where people are working so hard to put bread on the table. They get up early and travel to a variety of locations in order to work hard so that their families can have food to eat and continue living, but sadly, not all of us live to see the end of the day.
Consider yourself really fortunate if you are able to see the sun go down, then go to bed, and then wake up the next morning to the sight of the sun shining. In South Africa, it seems as though people are being murdered on a daily basis, as if this is some kind of pattern. To be more explicit, every day there are cases of sexual assault and homicide involving females and children.
No matter how hard our government tries to put an end to gender-based violence, it never seems to be ending because every day we hear a different story. There is another trending story of a woman who was brutally killed by her lover. On Tuesday, July 19, the body of Flora Manzi, a mother who was 33 years old and lived in the Cosmo City neighborhood of Johannesburg, was recovered. Ntebeng was assaulted while she was working from the comfort of her own home. She was fatally stabbed. Her cellphone was taken after she was killed.
So far, no arrest has been made and the motive for her killing is not yet identified, but people are suspecting that it was a robbery since her phone was taken. It seems like we still have a long way to go in the battle to fight against women and child abuse. What is even more disturbing is that she is being killed while she’s at home, which is supposed to be her safe place. Condolences for the family and friends are pouring in.
South Africans have been calling for police to up their game when it comes to fighting gender-based violence, but we are not seeing any change. In my opinion, they must be brought back from a death sentence if they want to end gender-based violence. A person who commits a sexual assault or killing must be given the death penalty. What’s your take on this? What do you think might be the root of gender-based violence so that we can look at it from different views? Comment below.