Pearl Thusi Takes GBV Fight To Government

Mama Pantha is showing her claws.

By  | Oct 25, 2020, 02:28 PM  | Pearl Thusi  | Drama

Say whatever about actress and host, Pearl Thusi. But there is no denying that once she gets behind a cause she fully invests in seeing that it is addressed and that some change is implemented to ensure that it is fixed.

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The "Queen Sono" lead has recently had reawaken on social media and how she addresses criticism she receives on social media. Granted, that this reawakening happens like clockwork at least once a year, but it just means that these social media streets are never dull. This time was following her endorsement of the #EndSARS movement. Pearl has been romantically linked in popular discourse with a foreign national that has been speculated to be of Nigerian descent.

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Pearl only recently came out during an IGTV live session to having a boyfriend. However, she has not shared any other detail except that she is “serious” with her bae. Therefore, when Pearl spoke up on the matter on Twitter, the streets were a mess. Many started to ridicule Mama Pantha by suggesting that she has been “sent” by her boyfriend to populated the hashtag on her platform. The ridicule from trolls was based on the allegations that Pearl was not vocal about the injustices taking place in South Africa.

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But in light of the latest occurrences of the alleged silence from the government and the ruling party over the real and contentious matter of gender-based-violence and femicide (GBVF) locally; Pearl has decided to take the fight to government.  In her recent tweet, she revealed the establishment of a petition which is aimed at having the government provide practical steps to trying to address GBVF.
The statement reads, “South Africa’s murders against women are currently around 3000 per year, whilst sexual offenses against women are at 50 000 per year.  Signing this petition will make our government realise that we are no longer tolerating this. Gender based violence needs to be discussed and addressed from the state level due to our society’s embedded violence against women. We need measures in place that will aim to eradicate violence against women, rid our society of toxic patriarchal values and ensure gender justice.”

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The petition was started by Xola Thusi, but Pearl as the family member with the biggest following has populated the petition. The petition aims to reach a million signees. And considering Pearl’s following, plus the endorsement from her fellow celebrity friends, a million should be a feat that can be achieved. 

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