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#DearMrPresident: SA calls for Cyril Ramaphosa’s response against gender-based violence
South Africa’s outrage following the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana continued into Tuesday morning with several more hashtags calling for action against gender-based violence in the country. In addition to Monday’s #AmINext, #SAShutDown and #EnoughIsEnough, citizens further addressed President Cyril Ramaphosa directly through #DearMrPresident on Twitter.
“I am scared. I am hopeless. I am seriously seriously sad,” wrote one user.
I am scared. I am hopeless . I am seriously seriously sad. #SouthAfrica is busy falling apart. #DearMrPresident @CyrilRamaphosa , WHERE ARE YOU ??? You have reign over the most beautiful country , and its busy burning down. @Fokofband once said “Brand Suid Arika , Brand”
— Anzelle Burger (@burger_anzelle) September 3, 2019
#DearMrPresident @PresidencyZA @CyrilRamaphosa how many more of our women must be kidnaped, raped and killed before you take action? How many more shops must be burned before you take action? What must happen before you step in?
— Mat Mathonsi (@Mr_Mat07) September 3, 2019
#DearMrPresident @CyrilRamaphosa I am tired,hurt, numb and afraid as a young woman today. I’m tired of living in fear of whether whenever I step out of my home I will come back safe and uninjured.
— Lebogang Malia (@Ms_Lebza11) September 3, 2019
What should we do to get your attention on this matter
We are tired as Girls of going on about the same thing
Hear us out!@CyrilRamaphosa @PresidencyZA
— LuluMaswi💓 (@Lulu65532284) September 3, 2019
“Your silence is too loud,” wrote another.
Your silence is too loud #DearMrPresident
— Ubuhle Angela (@UbuhleAngela) September 3, 2019
With an increasing number of missing women in the country and the mounting unrest following looting in Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africans are angry and scared.
Despite the tweets and posts across social media platforms, the leader of the country remains silent.
Feature image: screenshot, @burger_anzelle via Twitter