EDITORIAL | Our blood-stained heritage is a badge of shame
The to-do over braais and ‘Jerusalema’ seems irreverent as most South Africans are none the wiser in the face of brutal GBV
On Heritage Day last Thursday, 18-year-old Moesha Magotha was punched repeatedly in the face, stabbed at least 20 times on her shoulders, arms and legs, and had a four-letter swear word carved onto her forehead.
At the weekend, a 17-month-old KwaZulu-Natal baby had boiling water thrown onto her by a family member in an alleged revenge attack over a dispute.
Magotha is now fighting for her life in a hospital in Port Elizabeth while the man accused of defiling her face and attempting to snuff out her life sits temporarily in a jail...