- Somizi has sent President Cyril Ramaphosa an open video message on Instagram
- The media personality asked Ramaphosa what it will take for him to act following the recent scourge of gender-based violence in Mzansi
- The Metro FM host and Idols SA judge's fans applauded him for directing such questions to the president
Somizi has taken to social media to ask President Cyril Ramaphosa what it will take for him to address the current scourge of femicide in Mzansi.
The media personality recently sent an open video message to Ramaphosa. Somgaga asked the president probing questions related to the scourge of gender-based violence in the country. The Idols SA presenter feels that the president has not done enough when it comes to femicide.
"What is it going to take for you to say enough is enough?"
The Metro FM host wants government to act quickly like they recently did when the rise of alcohol-related car accidents were reported.
"This is directed to the president because he's the principal. There's been a couple of road accidents, which should be very concerning because they are alcohol-related accidents. No, it's in the news and the laws must be harsher and blah blah blah.
"So I want to ask, President Cyril Ramaphosa, what is it going to take for you to stand and stop everything and freeze everything ... like the same effort you put into banning alcohol and cigarettes and implementing the lockdown?"
The media personality's fans and peers applauded him for saying "what needed to be said". Check out some of their comments below.
Comedian Mpho Popps said:
"Thank you for saying what needed to be said."
Uzalo actor Nkanyiso Makhanya wrote:
"What is it going to take??!"
Singer Kyle Deutsch commented:
"Amen brother. POWER."
"I got emotional there thank you SomSom. Enough is enough."
"There needs to be exceptionally harsher sentences for perpetrators of GBV otherwise the situation will continue to deteriorate."
"Honestly there is nothing to be corrected here, I strongly believe everything you say is correct and you asking Mr President a very good question!!!!"
"Abuti SomSom this reallly touched me and slapped hard... I am a mother I fear for myself and my 9-year-old daughter every sec. Its like I could have wings to protect and cover her even when am not with her... I support you."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi is mourning the death of yet another young woman following the gruesome slaying of a young woman in Philippi on Thursday, 20 August.
Nomvuzo Atoli, 22 was found dumped in a rubbish container in Siyazenzela informal settlement in Nyanga. She had injuries to her head. She was last seen alive on Wednesday evening. Her lifeless body was found by people on their way to work.
Her body was discovered close to where the naked body of Amahle Quku had been found. Amahle, 17, was discovered on 20 June in Albert Luthuli Street. Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed Nomvuzo's murder. She said:
"The circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation with no arrests so far."
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