The rate of domestic violence against women in South Africa is so shockingly high, crimes perpetrated by South African men to their partners ranging from rape, disfigurement and murder. This is a fact that can be corroborated with a quick Google search. Yesterday, social media was awash with reports on the rape and murder of university student Uyinene Mrwetyana by a 42-year-old man, who has been arrested.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences on the death of UCT Student #UyineneMrwetyana. May her soul rest in peace. Government condemns any form of violence against women and children. #RIPUyinene pic.twitter.com/dphOY0O0uL
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) September 2, 2019
Mrwetyana disappeared more than a week ago. Three private investigators joined police in an extensive search for the first year film and media student, along with distraught friends and fellow students. Last week Friday, there was the chilling report of South African boxing female champion Leigh-andre Jegels, who was shot by her boyfriend.
Amid the online conversation on domestic violence against women, there were South African men trying to derail the subject by using the #NotAllMen hashtag, which will never be surprising. South African men are solely the ones violating women, raping, and abusing them. South African women have done everything to be safe, but this epidemic has persisted.
their biggest fear is being called trash and ours is never making it back home safely 💔#UyineneMrwetyana
— daniel daley’s girlfriend 🥺 (@lumpysunflower) September 2, 2019
That said, there’s a sliver of hope in that the South African government has condemned these acts of grave injustice against its women and will continue to mete out (stiffer) punishment for perpetrators.
Here’s what Trevor Noah about recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa
— InTheAbroad|Tari🇳🇬❤ (@tari_umphant) September 3, 2019
Davido and Chioma are getting married!
Afrobeats star Davido will be getting married to his longtime chef girlfriend Chioma, slated for next year.
First of all INTRODUCTION 🎊🥂🍾👰🏾🤵🏾 pic.twitter.com/T04pEBkIfz
— Davido (@iam_Davido) September 2, 2019
You can now stream Kunle Afolayan movies on Netflix
Netflix has just acquired six movies from award-winning director and producer Kunle Afolayan. Get your Nollywood binge on.
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NYSC has pledged that it will increase the allowance of corp members
The Director-General (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Shuaibu Ibrahim, on Monday assured corps members that their monthly allowance of N19,800 would be reviewed upward.
When Bernard Dayo isn’t writing about pop culture, he’s watching horror movies, anime and trying to pretend his addiction to Netflix isn’t a serious condition.