WATCH: Somizi Takes Ramaphosa To Task For Not Protecting Women From GBV

WATCH: Somizi Takes Ramaphosa To Task For Not Protecting Women From GBV

Media personality and Idols South Africa judge Somizi Mholongo-Motaung has continued his fight against gender-based violence (GBV). The beloved media personality took President Cyril Ramaphosa to task for not taking action to protect South African women from the scourge of GBV as cases spike in the country.

Somizi who recently bemoaned that South African women are safer with wild animals that in their homes and streets is not impressed by how Ramaphosa and his government have failed to take concrete action to address GBV.

In an impassioned plea on a video which he posted on social media, Somizi contrasts the government’s response to GBV against its response to an alcohol-related road accident. He questions how the same government which is moving with so much alacrity to introduce new laws to deal with the alcohol-related car accidents does not seem to be as concerned with doing the same regarding GBV.

Somizi goes on to task President Cyril Ramaphosa to move beyond the rhetoric and to actually protect the women of South Africa.

“What is it going to take for you to say enough is enough?” Somizi asked.
“This is directed to the president because he’s the principal. There’s been a couple of road accidents, which should be very concerning because they are alcohol-related accidents. No, it’s in the news and the laws must be harsher and blah blah blah.

“So I want to ask, President Cyril Ramaphosa, what is it going to take for you to stand and stop everything and freeze everything … like the same effort you put into banning alcohol and cigarettes and implementing the lockdown?”


“What is it going to take for you to take a stand and make a concrete decision with regards to what is going on around our sisters, our mothers, our aunts, our gogos and our children?”

Ramaphosa and his government have in various speeches and press releases condemned gender-based violence and promised to put structures in place for the support of victims and to ensure that the system delivers them the justice they deserve.

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