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 was front and centre when South African men gathered to protest the recent spate of violence against women in Mzansi.
— Thuto the album out (@CassperNyovest) May 20, 2017
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.
No! He must face the full might of the law, period! https://t.co/3nixIStUH1
— IG: @MbuyiseniNdlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) June 7, 2017
Idols winner, Karabo Mogane is a genuinely sweet guy and it’s no surprise to learn that he takes women’s rights very seriously.
— #MATTERSOFTHEHEART (@MoganeKarabo) July 17, 2017
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.
— Sowetan LIVE (@SowetanLIVE) June 8, 2017
Maps Maponyane refused to shirk responsibility when the nation was up in arms about the death of Karabo Mokoena.
Surely there comes a time when enough really IS enough and we all TRULY protect women, and CALL OUT & SHAME every single man that doesn't!!?
— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane) May 11, 2017
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.
South Africa has the highest rate of women murdered by their partner in the world. A woman is killed every 8 hours.#RIPKarabo
— Khaya Dlanga (@khayadlanga) May 11, 2017
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 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”
— Mzansi Online News (@MzansiOnlineN) June 26, 2017