'These monsters aren't scared': Social media reacts to murder of Gomolemo Legae, 19
Social media is reeling after the death of North West teenager Gomolemo Legae, who was stabbed, doused with petrol and set alight while still alive.
The incident was confirmed by police spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone, who said Legae was on her way home when a 19-year-old man allegedly started following her. Later, she was heard screaming.
Mokgwabone said reports that Legae was stabbed more than 25 times were not true.
She was still able to talk when the community gathered to help her and allegedly named the suspect, who will appear at the Mmabatho magistrate's court on Wednesday, charged with murder.
The EFF said efforts to deal with gender-based violence were halfhearted and lacked understanding of the root causes of it and the vulnerability of women in society.
This is what tweeps had to say:
South Africa is in war against women! This war has long been raging & no one knows what needs to be done. Am so broken by the murder of Gomolemo Legae 💔 stabbed 25 times & set alight by a 19 year old boy. What more evidence of hatred of women by men do u need? #RIPGomolemoLegae— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) December 3, 2019
Another woman killed— M M A P U L A (@Mmaps_ThePro) December 3, 2019
Another woman killed, Twitter will say RIP as usual, make it trend before they move on to another juice topic
Another woman killed, a funeral for the president to attend and make useless speeches
Another woman killed, things remain same #RIPGomolemoLegae
Let's be honest— Catchvibe Moatshe (@IamCatchvibe) December 3, 2019
These people ain't scared of Cyri Ramaphosa, Bheki Cele, Jail, leadership of this country, the law of this country.
They don't care about the campaigns, they know regardless of the outcome there is a good life in jail #RIPGomolemoLegae
Unpopular opinion. Death penalty will reduce but not do away with femicide in South Africa. We also need to confront and do away with our culture that allows men to think they are superior and women should be subservient. #RIPGomolemoLegae #RIPPreciousRamabulana 💔— A_D♍️ (@lovechildZW) December 4, 2019