Poet Ntsiki Mazwai and kwaito artist Skroofman have teamed up in an effort to encourage women to name and shame perpetrators of sexual violence in a new song, 'Impilo'.
The two artists have also founded #KhulumaGalAgainstRape, an initiative that will see them touring schools and communities around the country to raise awareness.
In October 2017, Mazwai revealed she was raped by kwaito star Sipho 'Brickz' Ndlovu, who is currently serving 15 years in prison for raping his teenage family member.
About the inspiration behind Impilo and #KhulumaGalAgainstRape, Mazwai said: “The message is clear, women must speak up. I’m hoping that more women will come out and have conversations about their experiences of sexual abuse.”
When asked if the word “gal” would trivialise the message, she said: “Once you start using language that is familiar, in a way you’re bringing people into the conversation. And this message is for the black girl, because the black girl is the one who doesn’t have the voice.”