Author: 'Odidi

By ‘Odidi Matai-Sigudla On 16 March, the Unemployed People’s Movement (UPM) and the Isikhalo Womxn’s Movement against Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) came together at the Makhanda magistrate’s court to support a young woman who was raped 11 months ago, but has yet to see the alleged rapist go to trial. “In the old days, we used to be more in tune with our communities. If we heard a cry, it became my problem, it became our problem. Your pain became ours”, said UPM chairperson Mahlubandi Hlubi “Rhadi” Kuhlane, explaining why the UPM came out to support the victim. Tension…

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