- Anele Mdoda has called on government to take gender based violence seriously
- The star said it needs to be given the same attention as the coronavirus pandemic
- Anele noted how quickly government shut the country down when Covid-19 hit
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Anele Mdoda has called on the government to take serious action against femicide.
She demanded that they it the issue as seriously as the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mzansi went into lockdown at the end of March, in a bid to curb the rise in coronavirus infections.
Anele believes the same urgency should be given to the coronavirus pandemic.
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She took to Twitter to voice her concerns.
Anele wrote, “We, as South Africans, demand the same urgency given to Covid-19 by government to be directed to the slaughter of women in SA. It is a pandemic and the numbers are even worse."
Anele referenced the case of Naledi Phangidawo, who was attacked while attending a cultural function in Mossel Bay.
She said, “A woman was chopped up. Chopped up like an onion. You told the country not to go out or the army will deal with them. Tell the same country not to kill women or they will be dealt with, then do that, deal with them.”
Another high profile woman murder is that of pregnant Tshegofatso Pule, who as stabbed and hung from a tree.
Yesterday, Briefly.co.za reported that a man has been arrested for the 28-year-old's murder.
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