These Are The Well-Known Celebrity Men Who Are Standing For SA Women’s Rights

Gender-based violence continues to be a problem in South Africa, but several celebrity men are using their platforms to stand up for women’s rights

Everybody deserves the right to live in safety but it is not the case for many women in South Africa.

These local celebrities and well-known figures are fighting to change that…

Cassper Nyovest

Cassper Nyovest was front and centre when South African men gathered to protest the recent spate of violence against women in Mzansi.

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi aka ‘People’s bae’

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (who is a politician with the popularity of a celebrity) doesn’t care if you’re Kwaito legend or not. If you lay a hand on a woman, he will call you out.

Karabo Mogane

Idols winner, Karabo Mogane is a genuinely sweet guy and it’s no surprise to learn that he takes women’s rights very seriously.

Patrick Shai

Patrick Shai revealed that the late Joe Mafela inspired him to start fighting abuse in SA. Patrick recently hosted an event titled ‘Dads in the Picture’ – a dialogue with men that encouraged an end to femicide and promoted present fatherhood.

Maps Maponyane

Maps Maponyane refused to shirk responsibility when the nation was up in arms about the death of Karabo Mokoena.

Khaya Dlanga

Khaya is one of South Africa’s finest (male) commentators on social issues and the facts he shared on femicide in SA were damning. He’s also an active member in the fight against abuse.

Kwesta

Kwesta has shown his affection for women on numerous occasions including on Women’s Day 2014 when he wrote and released a song dedicated to his sister. A year later, he supported the Totalsport Pink Drive

Emmanuel Eloka

Emmanuel Eloka is a Nigerian singer, based in SA, who had some stern words for all abusers when he said:

“The gospel truth is that these abuses and abductions are things that are so pathetic, it is something that shouldn’t be done in Africa”

 

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