Murdered women’s loved ones fight to create a legacy of hope

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Murdered women’s loved ones fight to create a legacy of hope

They welcome Ramaphosa’s focus on gender-based violence, but ask where the police and the men are

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The latest deaths of a number of women at the hands of men has revived the sense of loss June Steenkamp felt when Paralympian Oscar Pistorius murdered her daughter, Reeva.

But Steenkamp, 74, said she had taken comfort from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s remarks in his address to the nation on Wednesday.

“Every time the president talks about gender-based violence, he leaves me with the hope that we will one day win this fight. You can see and feel that he is concerned about the rate at which women are killed in this country,” said Steenkamp...

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