Murder of South African women by partners rising: 63 killed in Gauteng in 30 days

South Africa police recently revealed that 63 women in Gauteng province have been murdered in the province between April 1 and May 21 this year, with 10 confirmed to have been killed by their partners in domestic violence-related incidents. The shocking statistics reveal the depth of the problem in the country. South Africa has a troubling rate of violence, particularly against women. The country has one of the world’s highest rates of women killed by their partners. Police Minister Fikile Mbalula recently said “This situation is unacceptable” and called on all citizens to help police confront the scourge.

Cartoon: Dante Besong/This is Africa


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