Another hashtag demanding justice for a victim of gender based violence topped trends list on Friday morning. This time, South Africans want the killer of Kagiso Kale to be brought to book…

Using the hashtag #JusticeForKagiso, social media users are demanding less talk and more action from authorities.

Kagiso Kale, an 18-year-old Grade 12 learner from Mokopane, was allegedly stabbed and strangled by her boyfriend. The incident is believed to have happened at her home.

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Hashtags inspired by brutal acts of violence against women have become all too common in South Africa. Just last month, Women’s Month, the country mourned Kwasa Lugalo with calls for #JusticeForKwasa.

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Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi was deeply saddened and tweeted: “My little sister’s friend, a beautiful joy to me and my family. She was stabbed to death by a boy because she didn’t want him. I don’t even know what to say.”

Frustrated South Africans took to social media to express their shock and anger.


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