Cape Town - President Cyril Ramaphosa along with Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane and a few other Cabinet ministers visited the family of slain UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana in Buffalo City, Eastern Cape on Friday.
The visit follows the president addressing the nation in a televised speech on Thursday, revealing government's plan to tackle gender-based violence. While his speech was thin on details, one of the proposals mentioned to Parliament will be around the National Register of Sexual Offenders.
On Monday, a 42-year-old man was charged with the rape and murder of Mrwetyana as well as defeating the ends of justice.
"The death of your daughter and a number of other women in the country, is something that has gotten us to look at gender-based violence in a way that we must say we have reached a watershed moment.
"We must also say we have reached a turning point as a nation in dealing with gender-based violence," Ramaphosa said. "Women should no longer be treated as toys, women should no longer be treated as objects for men to kick around.