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‘As a 19-year-old living in Gauteng, I’m afraid to live’


‘As a 19-year-old living in Gauteng, I’m afraid to live’

Kelleigh James has implored President Ramaphosa to act as swiftly on GBV as he did on Covid-19


For Kelleigh James, being a 19-year-old woman in SA means she’s living on borrowed time.  

The activist from Eldorado Park in Johannesburg founded the Black Doek Movement in June. The catalyst: images of eight-month pregnant Tshegofatso Pule, who was found stabbed to death and hanging from a tree in a patch of veld in Durban Deep, Roodepoort. 

Wearing her black doek in solidarity with families who have lost loved ones, Kelleigh has not taken it off this month, the one in which 19-year-old Wits University student Asithandile Zozo, known to her friends as Kwasa Lugalo, was stabbed to death in Dutywa in the Eastern Cape...

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