Has 16 Days of Activism helped?


    JOHANNESBURG – At times, it feels like the war against gender-based violence simply won’t end.

    Police stats show more women are reporting incidents.It appears the country is not a safe place for women.As the 16 Days of Activism campaign begins, here are some of the crimes that have shaken the country.

    2013 — Anene Booysen is gang-raped and disembowelled.

    2017 — Karabo Mokoena is murdered by her boyfriend. Her mutilated body is dumped in a veld.

    2019 — Uyinene Mrwetyana is raped and killed when she visits a post office.

    These are just some of the high-profile cases that have horrified the country.But, there are many more.There have been some big convictions.

    Nicholas Ninow will spend life behind bars for raping a young girl in a Dros restaurant.And Mrwetyana’s killer, Luyanda Botha, has also been handed a life sentence.

    Still, gender-based violence continues.

    Source: eNCA