- Cyril Ramaphosa took part in an initiative that addresses violence against the most vulnerable in South Africa
- The South African president advocated for a peaceful country in Durban when he made an address to launch a GBV campaign
- Cyril Ramaphosa spoke about what men need to do at the launch of 16 Days of No Violence Against Women and Children.
South Africa's president was a part of an event to mark the beginning of 16 days of activism. Cyril Ramaphosa made his address at the Durban beachfront to launch the campaign.
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The president of the ANC and South Africa made a strong stance against violence targeted at women and children.
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SABC News reported that the president was involved in a walk to celebrate the start of 16 days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children.
At the event, Cyril said the walk was to encourage boys and men to see women's humanity.
"We are saying as men and as boys that yes, the women of South Africa, we are undertaking that we will respect you, we will work with you, and we will treat you as equals. There is nothing that is making me as a man better than a woman. Down with a man who assaults women and children, down!"
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Khumalo Sakhiseni said:
"If he condemns violence against women, then that is not equality, what about violence against men?"
Nqunde Keo wrote:
"When he's not surrounded by bodyguards, just know that National Elections are around the corner."
Nebuchadnezzar Zwane added:
"As long as he doesn't condemn violence against men, it is hard to take him seriously."
Phuti Mkgm commented:
"The country is in darkness, women and children are not safe."
Xhepo Maxaba complained:
"South Africa is a joke."
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Ramaphosa was addressing the nation in a live broadcast after the historic win of the Springboks, vanquishing New Zealand at the Strade de France Rugby World Cup. He said the government's efforts are showing results in the fight against an era of corruption and mismanagement of state-owned enterprises.
Source: Briefly News