- Pearl Thusi is standing up against gender-based violence in South Africa and urging others to do the same
- Pearl urged her followers to sign a partition that would force action as it seems the government has become complacent
- Social media users expressed their frustrations and thanked Pearl for speaking up
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Pearl Thusi is standing up against gender-based violence in South Africa. Things are getting worse and Pearl feels it is her duty as a public figure and as a woman of Mzansi to speak up.
Taking to social media after an outcry to government, Pearl urged her followers to sign a partition that would force action. The government has allegedly gone quiet on the matter and the women of Mzansi are suffering as a result.
“Parliament needs to address gender-based violence in South Africa - Sign the petition! http://chng.it/zYVmbbzL via @Change.”
Social media users took to the comment section of the post to thank Pearl for speaking out. They also shared their frustrations with the government’s lack of urgency on making strides to protect women and stop the offenders.
“I think you need to be our president. You are so brave @PearlThusi.”
“Police need to have specialised gender-based violence unit just like a specialised gang unit. This unit must provide weekly reports on gender-based violence cases detailing progress and the reasons for the delay. There needs to be a public database of all active cases.”
“Why does this need parliament? Government just needs to do their job effectively. The police and courts need to pull up their socks.”
“Definitely more needs to be done, we've heard all the promises by our government but dololo action, more women are victims on daily basis.”
President Cyril Ramaphosa had announced three major amendment bills that are aimed at combating gender-based violence in SA. Briefly.co.za explored the reasons why the president has lauded these laws as one of the 'most far-reaching legislative overhauls'.
President Cyril Ramaphosa, just over a year ago, was faced with thousands of citizens outside the gates of Parliament demanding that 'enough is enough' when it comes to gender-based violence.
Ramaphosa vowed to direct a large number of resources to tackle the issue, including changes to South African law. It does not seem like these promises have been fulfilled and people are not keeping quiet.
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