ZOZIBINI Tunzi, the recently crowned Miss South Africa says when the women of 1956 marched to the Union Buildings they knew that they were not fighting for themselves and their rights but for the future women of South Africa.
“It pains me that 63 years later their hard work is in vain. Here are South African women in 2019 marching for a right to life..A RIGHT TO LIFE, isn’t that heart breaking? I’m right there with you in spirit zimbokodo! I’m so sorry we have to fight for a basic right,” on Thursday Zozibini Tunzi took to her Instagram.
Zozibini Tunzi shared an image (accompanying her post) of tens of thousands protesting outside parliament against gender-based violence following a horrific week of brutal murders of young South African women.
The most highlighted was that of Uyinene Mrwetyana, a 19-year-old University of Cape Town first-year film and media student.
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.
MGOSI.co.za says Miss SA has been vocal about issues affecting women from day one when she was crowned as South Africa’s Queen.