The fight against GBV continues in Durban
Gender-based violence marches are currently taking place across South Africa.
Students and staff from the University of South Africa (UNISA) gathered at the Durban main Campus and headed to City Hall in a march against the rape and abuse of women on Tuesday.
A member from the SRC, Sakhile Khanyile said that they are united as students and want rapists to be accountable.
“As UNISA we are taking a stand that no woman must be victimised, no women must be treated unfairly. No means no. If that person is within our institution, we as the SRC we pledge ourselves that we are going to fight them out of the institution because we don’t want rapists, we don’t want abusers,” said Khanyile.
The students wore black symbolising their mourning for those who have lost their lives due to abuse. They also lit candles and sang ‘Senzeni Na?’ meaning ‘what have we done?
Cebo Ngcobo from the UNISA SRC said that “rape did not start now when Uyinene was killed is something that has been happening for centuries.”
“When President Ramaphosa says that there will be this and that, He must first make sure that people who are rapist he deals with them, starting from his party because there are many people who are called rapist and they protect them so if he is serious about what he is saying he must first clean within his party”.