Zimasa in the Zone: 10 women killed by men – #Menaretrash

Zimasa Mgwili.

CAN men please stop hurling insults at women whilst trying to defend the MENARETRASH hashtag?

This hashtag is not just a statement, it’s a movement about women dying at the hands of their ‘loved ones’ on a daily basis.

The hashtag also confronts the silence surrounding issues of women abuse and women who killed and dumped like trash by  the men they trusted.

Karabo Moekena

The recent brutal killing of Karabo Moekena who was murdered, burnt and tossed in a veld by her boyfriend in Sandton sparked heated conversations over social media with women sharing their horrific experiences with men.

Karabo’s story reminded me of chilling story of Onele Mgwebi, a young trainee chef from a popular resort in the Mzamba area, who a few weeks ago was reportedly hammered to death allegedly by her boyfriend, who then stabbed her multiple times before hacking off some of her body parts.

Onele, like many other women, died at the hands of a ‘man’ she loved.

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Hundreds of women have died in the name of love, often at the hands of men who can’t stomach rejection and resort to killing the helpless – when will it stop?

URGENT NOTICE TO ALL GUYS!!!STOP KILLING YOUR PARTNERS, If your dream of being with her for the rest of your life does…

Posted by Siphamandla Mlobeli on Monday, 15 May 2017

Remember:

  • Reeva Steenkamp– Shot by her boyfriend in February 2013
  • Nandi Mbizane – Killed by her boyfriend in March 2012
  • Constable Francis Rasige- Killed by her boyfriend in August 2004
  • Hope Zinde – Allegedly killed by her son in June 2016
  • Sulnita Manho- Raped, killed and mutilated in April 2016
  • Anine Booysen- Raped, mutilated and killed in February 2013
  • Elda Jafta- Killed by her boyfriend in June 2015
  • Onele Mgwebi- Allegedly killed by her boyfriend in April 2017
  • Courtney Pieters- Killed by childhood friend’s father’s in May 2017
  • Karabo Moekena – Killed by her boyfriend in May 2017
  • What about Ani Dewani?…………… and all those many other women, who’s bodies and killers are never found?

May their souls rest in peace.

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