How did we get here? Women are gearing up to protect themselves

How did we get here? Women are gearing up to protect themselves

- Two recent social media posts proved to be very popular as they promoted self-defence devices for women

- Many South Africans responded to express interest in the pepper spray products

- The posts tied in with the recent fears as a result of the spike in violence against women in the country

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South Africans are still coming to terms with the recent acts of violence towards females in the country. reported on the deaths of boxing champion Leighandre Jegels and UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana recently.

News also broke that 6-year-old Amy-Lee de Jager was kidnapped outside her Gauteng school on Monday as her kidnappers demanded a R2 million ransom.

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In the aftermath of the recent horrific acts, South Africans are feeling edgy and two social media posts illustrated this perfectly.

The first was shared by Sekzin (@Sekzin_sa) via Twitter on Monday and a separate tweet was shared by Vukona (@Vukona_21).

Both twitter users shared photos advertising pepper spray as a means of self-defence.

The fact that both posts are currently trending serves as an indication of the sense of paranoia within Mzansi.

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Nosizwe Ziqubu (@no_cee_zwe) commented, “Thanks for sharing, I'm about to upgrade, I think I need this one. It's much bigger. It seems things are getting much worse. So better measures are needed. How much was it?”
Bra Wood (@ll0101) said, “Why women have to carry weapons. This monsters abusing Women must just stop what they are doing. Or simple solution D-penalties on those Mosters.. Ke senya ke ri yalo.”
Black Men Don't Cheat (@Nhlaka_niphoo) asked, “Until when Sekzin? Forever? Something needs to be done by our Justice System, the Police.”
Mama ka JJ (@CuloSims) said, “Please teach them how to use them, I know of a lady who died after inhaling this while she was spraying her perpetrator.”

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