A small group of Kimberley residents took to the streets against femicide and women abuse on Friday. This comes after a 28-year-old woman was killed last week.
Refilwe Letebele was stabbed multiple times allegedly by her ex-boyfriend a Universal rugby club player.
The marchers wore red t-shirts, to symbolize the blood shed by women at the hands of men.
One of the marchers, Refilwe Dungu says, “We need to take a stand as women against these killings that are happening against us. It’s not right and we are sick and tired.”
Another marcher, Nonini Mpuang says, “We are here today because of the violent attacks that have been happening, not just to Refilwe Letebele, but to all women in South Africa. We are here to say we are tired and it’s enough.”
Organisers say her death should not be in vain.
Femicide march organiser, Mpho Assegai elaborates, “This is an anti-femicide march to commemorate the memory of Refilwe Letebele, our friend who was brutally murdered. We just want women to rise up and speak out.”
The Letebele family is still struggling to come to terms with the untimely death of their daughter.
The father of Refilwe, Norman Letebele says, “It is time that we wake up and become real men. God created us as heads and God said we must protect our women and not kill them. Let’s not behave like boys who are kicking balls around.”
Refilwe’s ex-boyfriend is expected to appear at the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on the 23rd of January.
She’ll be buried on Saturday.
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