- A runner has shown support for women who are abused in South Africa
- Sipho Marima ran barefoot in a campaign against gender-based violence
- His post inspired social media users, who backed Marima 100%
On Saturday, a man identified as Sipho Marima ran a race in support of women in Mzansi.
Marima ran 21 kilometres in support of the #Run4Her campaign. Taking to social media, he revealed that he went barefoot in the race for his last kilometre to show support for women who have been abused in SA.
"Enough is enough, hands off our women and children!!" he captioned photos of the race on Facebook.
Marima added: "As men we are suppose to protect our women and children. They are suppose to feel safe with us, not fear us."
Marima took a stand against the sexual assault, abuse and murder of women and kids in Mzansi.
The post inspired social media users, who applauded Marima for taking a stand against gender-based violence.
Kerryn Stow commented: "You are amazing Sipho Marima well done!!! Thank you for standing up for those who can't."
Marika Wehmeyer added: "Wow that is an amazing, wonderful, beautiful thing to do Sipho Marima. You have a heart of gold! Runzone really has some awesome runners!"
Sekedi Marima wrote: "Thank you son. Really as women and girl children we are not safe. We need you as men to stand up and say enough is enough. Real men don't rape and kill women and girl children."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported a man has taken to social media to share that he is offering free self-defence classes to all women. This is so women can be better protected as South Africa has become a dangerous environment for them.
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