- Sello Maake ka-Ncube has joined the movement calling for men to rise up against the abuse of women
- He and many other celebrities took to the streets to march to the Union Buildings in a bid to call for an end to the femicide
- Many other Mzansi men joined the celebrities in the peaceful demonstration towards a safer Mzansi
South Africa has been marred by an increase in gender-based violence cases over the last few months. The hashtag #MenAreTrash trended as women vented about their fear of men. A group of men have risen up to say "not in my name". Led by veteran actor Sello Maake ka-Ncube, the men marched to the Union Buildings to call for an end to the violence.
The #ACTNow march saw many famous and friendly male faces calling for the men of Mzansi to take a stand against the current femicide. Kaizer Motaung Jnr, DJ Sbu and David Kau were a few of the faces who were present for the march.
Speaking on Metro FM, Sello discussed the initiative, saying that men had to stand up and make their voices heard. Some social media users took to Twitter to post from the march. Twitter user realdrthulz said:
"Today we had a successful march against gender-based violence, we are fixing the country. I call upon South African men to act now and stop this nonsense!"
"Something serious need to be done to rescue our women from characters of this nature."
"I went to an #ActNow march from Nazarec to Union Buildings in Pretoria in protest against GBV."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Anele Mdoda has called on the government to take serious action against femicide. She demanded that they treat 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 issue.
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