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Why has democracy almost become a valley of death for SA’s women and children?

Some of our traditional practices and cultures are the very fertile ground on which gender abuse or femicide thrives, writes Barney Mthombothi

05 June 2022 - 00:00

“I fear for the women in my life, because I fear gender-based violence, femicide, disrespect of women. I fear what we have become as a society. In the olden days I feared being arrested, or being forced into exile. I feared being shot by the police. I feared being attacked and being assassinated. In the new democracy, I am afraid for the women of this country all the time.”..

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