The tragic passing of Uyinene Mrwetyana has shaken Mzansi to its core. What happened to her has put a bright spotlight on the violence against women and children that seems to be rising alarmingly. Local celebs reacted to the news with anger and deep sadness.
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The mystery around Uyinene Mrwetyana's disappearance has been cleared, but the truth of what happened to the bright young student has left South Africans shattered.
The curtain of uncertainty was lifted to reveal a 42-year-old man at the centre of the horror of the incident, facing charges of defeating the ends of justice, rape and murder.
This case has left South Africans broken and furious. Calls for men to step up and change are resounding loudly.
Briefly.co.za noticed that celebs also felt devastated by what happened and the reality of violence against women in Mzansi.
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Male celebs like Siv Ngesi and Cassper Nyovest have stood up, asking for the crimes against women and children to come to an end.
Taking to social media, many other celebs have added their voices to the calls, expressing their sadness and anger over the issue.
Here's what some of them had to say:
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Local songbird, Lady Zamar, also earlier spoke out about men who feel they are 'entitled' to respect from women.
She even went after a comment by her ex, Sjava, and said SA men leave women broken.
Things aren't looking good and South Africans are scared - with good reason.
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