PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA CONDEMNS SURGE IN MURDERS OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all South Africans to end the culture of silence around gender-based violence and report perpetrators to the South African Police Service (SAPS). This comes as the body of a young woman was found dumped under a tree in Dobsonville, Soweto on Friday. Since the country entered coronavirus alert level 3, there has been a surge in gender-based violence and femicide. President Ramaphosa noted that South Africa had among the highest levels of intimate partner violence in the world, and that as much as 51% of South African women have experienced violence at the hands of someone with whom they are in a relationship.