Justice for Kwasa: Woman, 19, killed in gender-based violence case

Justice for Kwasa: Woman, 19, killed in gender-based violence case

- A young woman, Kwasa Zozo Lugalo, has been killed in a suspected gender-based violence case

- She was allegedly murdered by a man who she refused to date, according to reports

- Saffas were furious about her death and it resulted in #JusticeForKwasa trending on social media

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Another young lady, Kwasa Zozo Lugalo, is the latest victim in suspected gender-based violence case (GBV).

The 19-year-old was allegedly killed by a man after she refused to date him. The suspect reportedly stabbed Kwasa because he could not accept things were over between them.

Kwasa has been described as a bright young woman who often shared inspiration posts on her social media pages.

Justice for Kwasa: Woman, 19, killed in gender-based violence case

A 19-year-old woman, Kwasa, is trending online after she was killed in a gender-based violence case. Photo: @Siseko_Soga.
Source: Twitter

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After news broke of her death, #JusticeForKwasa started trending on Twitter. South Africans mourned the young lady's passing and called for change in South Africa.

Twitter user, @dinthotsohle, commented:

"What happened to Kwasa has me feeling sick. She tried everything. And the people who could have protected her (her ex's family, the police) didn't. She had dreams, a future, a life and it was stolen from her and I feel sick to my soul about it. #JusticeForKwasa."

Another, @modiegi_mots, added:

"Every day it’s a new name. From the bottom of my heart I’m so so tired of men. I pray she gets justice and her soul finds peace #JusticeForKwasa."

It is not the first GBV incident in South Africa this year. Previously, Briefly.co.za reported on another young woman, Tshegofatso Pule, who tragically lost her life.

Pule was eight months pregnant but her stabbed body was found hanging from a tree. The young victim was last seen alive on Thursday when catching a ride with a cab-hailing service, which her boyfriend had arranged for her.

Pule was not the only woman to lose her life. Naledi Phangindawo's death also rocked South Africa. She was killed with sharp objects that have since been identified as a knife and an axe.

She sustained severe injuries all over her body and to her face. The police spokesperson added:

"Unfortunately, she succumbed to the injuries sustained during the brutal attack.”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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