Mona Monyane organises black female lawyer to help women deal with abusers

'I'm tired of debating with people about rape and GBV. I am tired of talking'

01 September 2020 - 07:00 By chrizelda kekana
Actress Mona Monyane is tired of talking and now wants to take action.
Actress Mona Monyane is tired of talking and now wants to take action.
Image: Instagram/Mona Monyane

Actress Mona Monyane has been applauded for taking a firm stand against rape, gender-based violence (GBV) and helping SA women deal with abusers, instead of just blowing hot air. 

The conversation about women abuse, rape and GBV has been dominating most conversations on social media, mainstream media and other platforms.

At the same time, more cases of GBV have been reported, and Mona is gatvol of  just talking.

I'm tired of debating with people about rape and GBV. I am tired of talking. So I went and found an attorney who is black and female who is willing to take on any cases of queens who are ready to send their abusers to jail,” she said over the weekend.

The actress, who joined many others on social media to speak out against GBV, explained that she felt she needed to do more than just cyber activism.

While the attorney she secured isn't offering the help pro bono at the moment, Mona told one of her followers she was busy working on a solution to help those who may need her services but don't have the resources.

Mona also revealed that she wanted to do a sit down with the attorney who can help with information about how to open a case, and when is it legally safe for a victim to announce the identity of her abuser or rapist.

“I am a woman of action. We have been talking long enough. Let's put them behind bars. DM if you need her services,” she said.

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After nationwide GBV protests spread in SA in September 2019 following Uyinene Mrwetyana’s murder, design student Katie de Bruyn created a mug design in response to the “men are trash” hashtag and dialogue on Twitter. She has since been selling mugs to raise awareness on issues around gender-based violence in South Africa and donating the proceeds to the Frida Hartley shelter for homeless women in Johannesburg.


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