CAPE TOWN – Usually my column is dedicated to sport and the social dynamics that come from sport, but more than being considered a specialist in sports analysis, I am first and foremost a man, and given the current climate of abuse towards women and children, any sporting topic seems very secondary and irrelevant.
I’ve been horrified by what I have read on social media and mainstream media in the past week and each time I log on it is with a sense of trepidation as to what story of abuse will be next.
The fears haven’t been misplaced because it doesn’t matter what time of the day that I have gone online, there has been another story of rape, indecent assault, kidnapping, attempted murder and murder towards women and children.
Men in our country are doing this to women and children; men who have betrayed every man who doesn’t assault, rape, kidnap, attempt to kill or kill.
Women in South Africa are fighting the evil of these men, but it is the good men among us who must fight the hardest to minimise the numbers of men who prey on women and children and commit these atrocities.