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Mzansi's A-listers demand government acts on GBV killings

Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi. Picture: Instagram

Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi. Picture: Instagram

Published Jun 11, 2020

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Some of South Africa's famous faces have added their voices to the concern over the gruesome murders of Tshegofatso Pule and Naledi Phangindawo and have slammed the government for its inaction.

Cassper Nyovest, Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi, Dineo Langa, Bonnie Mbuli, Lerato Sengadi, Simphiwe Dana, Anele Mdoda and Buhle Samuels have all expressed how heartbroken they are by the news of the gender-based violence (GBV) killings.

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The body of Tshegofatso, who was eight months pregnant, was found hanging from a tree with stab wounds, in an open veld on Monday. 

Naledi was rushed to hospital but was declared dead on arrival after she was hacked with an axe on Saturday.

As #JusticeForTshegofatso and #JusticeForNaledi started trending on Twitter, celebs added their voice to the widespread outrage.

"A woman 8 months pregnant, stabbed to death and hung on a tree! Hung on a tree!! Makude kuthini? I am not okay. This is not okay! Mr president we are dying Tata", said Zozibini.

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/CyrilRamaphosa?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CyrilRamaphosawe are dying Tata💔😢 #TshegofatsoPule

— Zozibini Tunzi (@zozitunzi)

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“It is too damn easy to kill in this country. It's so damn easy to get away with murder in this country. It is painful how gender-based violence has been normalised even within the damn system. Women have done nothing to deserve this. It's just clear that lawlessness is the order,” Dineo said.

Bonnie tweeted: "It is a disgrace! Covid-19 has shown us that the SA government is more than capable of mobilizing resources and mapping out an multi-departmental approach to handling crises in this country, this is a CRISIS! DO SOMETHING!"

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/CyrilRamaphosa?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CyrilRamaphosa #JusticeForTshego #justiceforNaledi

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— Bonnie Mbuli (@BonnieMbuli)

See what others said below:  

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/maite_nkoana?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@maite_nkoanawe have been here before. Many times. We’ve heard these statements that “Gov will do everything” BUT we are STILL being butchered. Nothing has been done. We believe what people DO not SAY! What is being DONE? We are living in fear!! THUSA!!! https://t.co/UVXHoCjclo

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— Lerato Motho Sengadi (@Leratolicious)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/JusticeForTshegoPule?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#JusticeForTshegoPule

— Buhle Samuels (@BuhleSamuels_)

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