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.
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.
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.
It’s deeply worrying how it seems like the value of lives of women is cheap in the eyes of men. Now even younger men are part of this great disgusting evil. GBV should be punished with the harshest sentences. We can’t go on like this.#JusticeForKagiso pic.twitter.com/0JYfrTw4RN
— Dr Tumi (@DrTumisang) September 4, 2020
We have marched
We have done hashtags
We have raised full on campaigns yet the killings still continue.
The justice system needs to change the laws!(Bring back the death penality)
When will Bheki Cele realise that this is a state of emergency?#JusticeforKagiso
— Malwande udumo_Nxumalo (@Malwande_udumo) September 4, 2020
The president is going to give a useless speech, then continue living his life. Nothing he will say will be useful. We’ve been there before. We demand instant action. We demand justice to be served. We demand harsh punishment for perpetrators. #JusticeforKagiso pic.twitter.com/zxx7C0VCGC
— Your Father (@Ke_Ntatao) September 4, 2020
Imagine a spineless idiot stabbing you to death because he claims the loves you and wants to control you because of that. These boys are crazy, they have no right to take ANYONE’s life. We demand justice for Kagiso and the government must not fail us this time #JusticeforKagiso
— thuto mashile (@MashileThuto) September 4, 2020
— Hope Mathebula (@hopiee_thebu) September 4, 2020
@SAPoliceService all we ask @CyrilRamaphosa is that you give the same focus and dedication on GBV as you did on alcohol and cigarette ban. We tired of mourning deaths of our sisters, mothers and friends we tired hashtags that amount to nothing#JusticeforKagiso
— toxic_rockstar_sa (@raymondts_) September 4, 2020