MISS South Africa, Zozibini “Zozi” Tunzi should be enjoying her first time out of South Africa but she’s “ridiculously torn” by the situation at home. The situation is rife from xenophobic attacks of foreign nationals, rape, murder and all sorts of crimes that relate to women and children abuse.
“This is me in Times Square, New York. It is my first time out of South Africa and I should be overjoyed but I am ridiculously torn. My heart is back home with all the women in this difficult time,” Zozibini Tunzi says via an Instagram post on Tuesday.
Zozi remembers that a month ago on the 9th of August she was crowned as Miss SA. She says that she stood in front of the whole country and spoke from the heart about the plight of South African women and she asserts today it stands true more than ever.
Zozibini Tunzi says, “Something has got to change”.
Khanya Mrwetyana, the older sister of the murdered and raped UCT student has paid homage to her in an emotional and touching Facebook post on Monday.
As affectionately known, Nene was last seen leaving her university residence, Roscommon on Saturday, the 24th of August. According to various reports she was allegedly locked inside the Clereinch post office, where she was raped and murdered by the alleged perpetrator whose name was revealed by Twitter users as Luyanda Botha.
South Africa is having a bad week, with celebrities also calling on the president Cyril Ramaphosa to act with urgency. There’s also a petition that has been doing rounds calling back the death sentence and the government has entertained it.
According to reports, justice minister Ronald Lamola has promised to take calls for a referendum for the return of the death sentence to the cabinet.
The calls have been made amid the background of rising violence against women in the country, particularly in the wake of the brutal rape and murder of student Nene.
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