"Women In My Country Are An Endangered Species" - Zozibini Tunzi

Miss SA 2019, Zozibini Tunzi has expressed the pain and dangers of being a woman in South Africa.

This after a social media outcry about one of the country's biggest social ills - gender-based-violence.

Social media users have been in a sombre state for many days upon the realisation that more and more women and children are reported missing yet again in our country.

Recently, the heart-wrenching news of Uyinene Mrwetyana's disappearance has been a trending topic. The UCT student reportedly went missing last week and was last seen alive at the post office in Mowbray. 

A 42-year-old man has since appeared in court in connection with her disappearance. it was reported that he beat her up before raping and murdering her.

These unfortunate news have left many South Africans questioning the safety of women and children, with some attributing many of the disappearances to human trafficking syndicates. Many users have also shared heartbreaking stories about the loss of their loved ones' lives at the hands of men.

With messages of condolences pouring in, Zozibini Tunzi has also spoken out. In a tweet she said: " Someone asked me in an interview a few days ago if I thought we had a successful women's month this year? And I thought to myself- how? When we're dying for being women. As far as I'm concerned, women in my country are an endangered species. Stop killing us! 

Miss SA is not the only celebrity who is gutted by the news.  Boity, Maps Maponyane, Dineo Moeketsi Langa and Thando Thabethe have offered their condolences and expressed their concerns under the Twitter trend #UyineneMrwetyana.
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